ERIC Number: ED439635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Financial Aid: The Student Guide, 2000-2001.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This publication presents a basic summary of student financial assistance programs provided by the federal government and explains how to apply for them. It begins by reviewing sources of information about student aid. A general information section covers student eligibility, financial need, dependency status, applying, special circumstances, withdrawals, deadlines, and the Federal Student Aid Information Center. Next, specific types of federal aid are explained. These include: federal Pell Grants; Direct and Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL) and Stafford Loans; PLUS loans (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students), 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 next section discusses borrower responsibilities and rights. A final section explains important terms. The publication also offers lists of frequently requested telephone numbers and Web sites related to student financial aid and a list of state agencies and their telephone numbers. (SM)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Educational Finance, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Financial Aid Applicants, Financial Support, Higher Education, Parents, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tuition Grants, Work Study Programs
U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid Information Center, P.O. Box 84, Washington, DC 20044-0084. Tel: 319-337-5665; 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: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program; Perkins Loan Program; Stafford Student Loan Program