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ERIC Number: ED513868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 88
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Advising Students about Financial Aid for Postsecondary Education. 2009-10
US Department of Education
Many students are unaware that they might be eligible for financial aid to attend college or trade school. High school, TRIO, and GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) counselors are an important source of information about financial aid from private, school, state, and federal student aid programs. This handbook provides useful information to help high school counselors, TRIO and GEAR UP staff, and other mentors advise students about financial aid for postsecondary education. This book focuses on the federal student aid programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Appended are: (1) "FAFSA on the Web Worksheet"; (2) Sources of Additional Information; (3) Directory of State Agencies; (4) Glossary; and (5) Handouts.
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program; Pell Grant Program; Perkins Loan Program; Stafford Student Loan Program