ERIC Number: ED483791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Focus On Financial Aid: Your Guide To Paying For College.
Minnesota Higher Education Services Office
This guide to financial aid programs provides Minnesota students with information on types of aid, qualifications, and how to apply. In the first section, "What is Financial Aid," the guide focuses on the purpose of financial aid, the different sources of financial aid, and how to qualify for aid. The second section, "How Do I Apply for Financial Aid," discusses the application procedures, conditions for receiving federal financial aid, when to apply, and who is eligible. The third section, "What Kinds of Financial Aid Are Available," gives detailed information on financial aid search companies to be cautious of, grants, scholarships, loans and repayment of student loans, work study programs, community service benefits, military service benefits, financial aid for specific populations, and reciprocity and reduced tuition programs. In the forth section, "Are There Any Education Tax Benefits," the guide discusses tax preferred saving and investment options. The guide concludes with the following sections: "Summary of Financial Aid Programs"; "Where Can I Get Additional Help"; "Glossary of Financial Aid Terms"; and "Financial Aid Contacts List."
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Community; Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, St. Paul.