ERIC Number: ED402898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Funding Your Education, 1997-98.
Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
This introductory guide discusses federal student aid programs for postsecondary education and how to apply for them. Sources for finding out about student aid, such as schools, state higher education agencies, guidance counselors, and organizations connected with particular fields of interest, are given using a question and answer format. This is followed by general information about federal student aid, including eligibility that is need-based or via dependency status, the application process, special circumstances, deadlines, and important telephone numbers. There are summaries of the Federal Pell Grant Program, the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, the Federal Family Education Loan Program, and campus-based programs, such as Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, the Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Perkins Loans. The guide concludes with a discussion of borrower rights and responsibilities. (JLS)
Descriptors: Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Grants, Higher Education, Income Contingent Loans, Information Sources, Loan Repayment, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Paying for College, Program Descriptions, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student Responsibility, Work Study Programs
Federal Student Aid Information Center, P.O. Box 84, Washington, DC 20044-0084 (free); internet: http://www.ed.gov/prog[underscore]info/SFA/FYE
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Education Loan Program; Pell Grant Program; Perkins Loan Program