ERIC Number: ED423767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Funding Your Education: 1999-2000.
Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
This guide for students considering attending a college or career school uses a question-and-answer format to provide practical information on student financial aid available from the federal government. Questions and answers are organized into the following categories: choosing a school; paying tuition and other costs how the Department of Education can help; applying for financial aid (includes the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) form in paper and electronic versions); eligibility criteria; important deadlines in the application process; Federal Pell grants; campus-based aid programs (such as Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grants, work-study, and Perkins loans); federal and direct Stafford loans; parent loans; Stafford and parent loan questions; contacting the Department of Education, and reducing the cost of school. Also included are lists of the Federal Student Aid Information Center's frequently requested telephone numbers, frequently requested Web sites, and state agency phone numbers. (DB)
Descriptors: College Choice, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Paying for College, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Federal Student Aid Information Center, P.O. Box 84, Washington, DC 20044-0084; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/FYE (Web site does not include state agency phone number list, frequently requested phone numbers, and frequently requested Web site lists.)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.