ERIC Number: ED311773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
The Student Guide. Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education: Grants, Loans, and Work-Study 1989-90.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
The guide describes federal student financial aid programs and how to apply for them. First, general steps for finding out about financial aid are outlined. General information on student aid from the United States Department of Education is then provided, including explanations of student eligibility requirements, financial need, dependency status, application forms and records, special circumstances, verification, deadlines, addresses, telephone numbers, and student rights and responsibility. Specific aid programs are described, including Pell Grants, campus-based programs (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, College Work-Study, and Perkins Loans), Stafford Loans, and PLUS loans for parents. A section addresses student debt management, outlining guidelines and considerations before borrowing, borrower rights and responsibilities, and loan consolidation. A summary of aid program deferment conditions is provided, and important terms are defined. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Students, Eligibility, Federal Programs, Financial Aid Applicants, Grants, Higher Education, Loan Repayment, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Program Descriptions, Records (Forms), Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.