Announcements | Federal Student Aid

Announcements

Check out our latest announcements regarding the federal student aid programs.

There are currently long wait times for the 1-800-4-FED-AID hotline and for online chat at fafsa.gov.

Debt relief is available for Corinthian Colleges students who took out federal student loans.

Get information on Sallie Mae’s settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding possible violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

Interest rates have been announced for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and Direct PLUS Loans made between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.

The automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration affect the TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and Direct Loan programs.

Sallie Mae, a federal loan servicer, completed its transition into two companies—Navient and Sallie Mae—on 10/13/14, with minimal impact on borrowers.

You can now view your financial aid history right here on StudentAid.gov. Simply log in to access your information from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®).

Did you or your parent(s) report estimated information on your 2014–15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)? If so, it’s time to correct that information to match your 2013 taxes.

Attention veterans, future or active duty military personnel, and their family members: Do you believe your college or career school is not administering federal student aid funds properly?

In February 2013, the Administration released the College Scorecard, a new planning tool to help students and their families make more educated decisions about college. 

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