Announcements | Federal Student Aid


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

If you are a student or a federal student loan borrower who has been impacted by a federally declared natural disaster, we can help answer your questions.

Starting with the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the application will be available earlier and will request earlier income information.

Don’t be fooled by student loan debt relief companies offering help to reduce or cancel your loan payments as many charge exorbitant fees. If you took out federal student loans to pay for college, you never have to pay to get help managing your student loan debt.

Don’t share your FSA ID with anyone, even if that person or organization is helping you with your FAFSA.

Get information on the transfer of the domain from Student Financial Aid Services, Inc., to the U.S. Department of Education.

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.