ERIC Number: ED423796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Student Guide: Financial Aid, 1999-2000.
Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
This guide provides a basic summary of student financial assistance programs provided by the federal government. First, sources of information about student aid are briefly reviewed. Next, guidelines for choosing a school are offered, such as asking about the school's loan default rate and its completion and transfer-out rates. A general information section covers grants, work-study, and loans available from the federal government. It explains standards for student eligibility, financial need, dependency status, the application process, special circumstances, deadlines, and information available from the Federal Student Aid Information Center. Next, specific types of federal aid are explained. These include federal Pell grants; direct and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) and Stafford loans; PLUS (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students) loans, including direct PLUS loans and FFEL PLUS loans; consolidation loans, including both direct and FFEL consolidation loans; and campus-based programs, including Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work Study, and Federal Perkins loans. The final section outlines borrower responsibilities and rights. A list of definitions of important terms and phone numbers of state agencies completes the guide. (DB)
Descriptors: College Choice, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Aid Applicants, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Work Study Programs
Federal Student Aid Information Center, P.O. Box 84, Washington, DC 20044-0084; Tel: 800-433-3243 (Toll Free); Web Site: http://www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/StudentGuide
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; Stafford Student Loan Program