View and download resources from the office of Federal Student Aid.

We provide resources on preparing for college or career school, applying for aid, consumer protection, and more.

Resources

The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school.  Our resources are grouped by the following topics:

Information on College Preparation and the Federal Student Aid Programs
Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA®) Information
Loan Information
Consumer Protection

Hard copies of many of the publications are available for order from the U.S. Department of Education’s Publication Center (www.edpubs.gov) or by calling 1-877-4-ED-PUBS (1-877-433-7827). TTY/TDD callers can use 1-877-576-7734.

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Information on College Preparation and the Federal Student Aid Programs

See tips on getting ready for college.  Learn about the federal student aid programs as well as other sources of financial aid to help you pay for college or career school. Also, learn about the process for applying for and receiving financial aid. 

Resource

English

Spanish

Accessible Version

Booklets and Brochures

College Preparation Checklist

PDF

PDF

Braille

Funding Your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid

PDF

PDF

Braille

Funding Your Education: Audio Highlights

Audio

 Available only in English

 

My Future, My Way: First Steps Toward College—A Workbook for Middle and Junior High School Students

PDF

Coming summer 2014

Braille

Federal Student Aid for Adult Students

PDF

PDF

Braille

Financial Aid for Graduate and Professional Degree Students

PDF

Available only in English

 Braille

Comparing Colleges

PDF

PDF

 

Videos and Images

Financial Aid Process Video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

 

Financial Aid Process Graphic

Image

Image

Text-only version (English)
 Text-only version (Spanish)

Types of Federal Student Aid Video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

 

Types of Federal Student Aid Graphic

Image

Image

Text-only version (English)
 Text-only version (Spanish)

Responsible Borrowing Video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

 

Budgeting Video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

 

Myths About Financial Aid Video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

 

Web Pages and Tools

Checklists for Academic and Financial Preparation

Web Page

Web Page

 

Career Search

Web Page

Web Page

 

College Search

Web Page

Web Page

 

College Scorecard

Web Page

Available only in English

 

Scholarship Search

Web Page

Web Page

 

Glossary

Web Page

Coming fall 2014

 

Fact Sheets

2014–15 Do You Need Money for College? Federal Student Aid at a Glance

PDF

PDF

Braille

Federal Student Aid: Find the Information You Need

PDF

Coming fall 2014

 

Federal Student Grant Programs

PDF

PDF

 

TEACH Grant Program

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Federal Student Loan Programs

PDF

PDF

 

Scholarships for Military Families

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Information for International Students

PDF

Available only in English

 

¡GRADÚATE! A Financial Aid Guide to Success

PDF

PDF

 

Financial Aid and Undocumented Students

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Educational and Training Vouchers for Current and Former Foster Care Youth

PDF

PDF

 

How Your Financial Aid Administrator Can Help You

Coming summer 2014

Coming fall 2014

 

Department of Health and Human Services fact sheet on health care coverage for young adults—“For Grads and Other Young Adults: New Benefits”

PDF

Available only in English

 

Incarcerated Individuals and Eligibility for Aid

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

FAFSA Facts for Students With Drug-related Convictions

PDF

Available only in English

 

Fact Sheets—Early Preparation

Saving Early = Saving Smart! Watch Your Money Grow With Your Child

PDF

 Coming fall 2014

 

Fact Sheets—College and Career Preparation

Why Go to College?

PDF

Coming winter 2014

 

Choose a Career School Carefully

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Choosing a Career

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Other

Bright Future Native American Poster

PDF

 Available only in English

 

Federal Student Aid bookmark (one file: page 1 is English; page 2 is Spanish)

PDF

PDF

 Braille

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Information

Get detailed information and help on completing the FAFSA®.  

Resource

English

Spanish

Accessible Version

Booklets and Brochures

2014–15 Completing the FAFSA

PDF

Coming spring 2014

 

2014–15 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula

PDF

Available only in English

 

Forms and Worksheets

2014–15 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet 

 PDF

 PDF

Braille  

2014–15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

PDF

PDF

Braille

2014–15 FAFSA Question 23 Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet

PDF

PDF

 

Videos and Images

Eligibility for Federal Student Aid Graphic

Image

    Image

Text-only version (English)
 Text-only version (Spanish)

FAFSA Overview Video

Video

     Spanish-captioned video

 

 

How to Fill Out the FAFSA Video

Video

     Spanish-captioned video

 

FAFSA: Determining Dependency Status Video

Video

      Spanish-captioned video

 

FAFSA Dependency Status Graphic

Image

      Image

Text-only version (English)
 Text-only version (Spanish)

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next Video

Video

       Spanish-captioned video

 

Web Pages and Tools

Online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Web Page

Web Page

 

Federal School Code Search

Web Page

Web Page

 

FAFSA Online Help

Web Page

Web Page

 

FAFSA4caster

Web Page

Web Page

 

Fact Sheets

What Is a Federal Student Aid PIN?

PDF

Coming fall 2014

 

What Information Do I Need for the FAFSA?

PDF

Coming fall 2014

 

Am I Dependent or Independent?

PDF

PDF

 

Who Is My "Parent" When I Fill Out the FAFSA?

PDF

PDF

 

Myths About Financial Aid

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Reporting Same-sex Marriage on the FAFSA

PDF

PDF

 

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Loan Information

Learn about federal student loans—what they are, how to get them, and why to get them. Understand your options for repaying a federal student loan. 

Resource

English

Spanish

Accessible Version

Booklets and Brochures

Direct Loan Basics for Students

PDF

PDF

Braille

Direct Loan Basics for Parents

PDF

PDF

Braille

Stafford Loan Forgiveness for Teachers

PDF

Available only in English

 

Videos and Images

Repayment: What to Expect Video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

 

 

Repayment: How to Manage Your Student Loans Video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

 

Repayment Plans Graphic

Image

Image

Text-only version (English)
Text-only version (Spanish)

Web Pages

Financial Awareness Counseling Tool

Web Page

Available only in English

 

Student Loan Debt Collection Assistant

Web Page

 Available only in English

 

Repayment Estimator

Web Page

Web Page

 

Fact Sheets

Federal Student Loan Programs

PDF

PDF

 

Why Get a Federal Student Loan?

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Got a Federal Student Loan? Be a Responsible Borrower!

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Income-Driven Repayment Plans for Federal Student Loans

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Repay Your Federal Student Loans

PDF

 PDF

 

Student Loans (Avoiding Deceptive Offers)

PDF

Web Page

 

Military Student Loan Benefits

PDF

 Available only in English

 

Peace Corps and Repayment of Your Federal Student Loans

PDF

Available only in English

 

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Consumer Protection

Read important information about protecting yourself from scams and getting the most from your money. 

Resource

English

Spanish

Accessible Version

Fact Sheets

 

 

 

Choose a Career School Carefully

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Don't Get Scammed on Your Way to College

PDF

Coming spring 2014

 

Be an Informed Consumer... When It Comes to Federal Student Aid

PDF

Coming summer 2014

 

Student Aid and Identity Theft

PDF

Coming spring 2014

 

Student Loans (Avoiding Deceptive Offers)

PDF

 Web Page

 

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Braille Publications

Braille and audio publications, in addition to our other publications, are available for order from the U.S. Department of Education’s Publication Center (www.edpubs.gov) or by calling 1-877-4-ED-PUBS (1-877-433-7827). TTY/TDD callers can use 1-877-576-7734.