ERIC Number: ED446703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Student Guide: Financial Aid.
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Student Financial Assistance.
This publication explains what federal student financial aid is and what types of student aid are available. Two introductory sections present: federal student aid at-a-glance (what it is, who gets it, and how to get it) and finding out about student aid. The first section presents general information on the following subjects: student eligibility, financial needs, dependency status, applying, special circumstances, withdrawals, deadlines, and the Federal Student Aid Information Center. The second section discusses types of student aid, including: federal Pell grants; direct and FFEL (Federal Family Education Loan) Stafford loans; PLUS loans (loans for parents); consolidation loans (direct and FFEL); and campus-based programs (federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, federal work-study, and federal Perkins). The third section examines borrower rights and responsibilities, including tracking one's own loan information from aid approval through closure. A final section presents important terms. (SM)
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Higher Education, Loan Repayment, 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. For full text: http://www.ed.gov/studentaid.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Student Financial Assistance.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program; Pell Grant Program; Perkins Loan Program; Stafford Student Loan Program