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 and Financial Literacy
Webinars
Alternate Formats

As of Aug. 30, 2018, you can no longer order hard copies of our publications.* This is the final stage of a transition away from paper publications over the past several years. FSA’s current offering of publications and resources will continue to be available electronically.

*Printed copies of the FAFSA form will continue to be made available. If you need a printed-out copy of the FAFSA PDF (in English, Spanish, or Braille), you may call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 334-523-2691 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-730-8913).

To view the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files, you must have installed the latest version of the Adobe Reader (free). Installation instructions can be found on the Adobe site.

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.

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English

Spanish

Booklets and Brochures

College Preparation Checklist

PDF

PDF

2018–19 Do You Need Money for College? The Guide to Federal Student Aid

PDF

PDF

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

PDF

PDF

Federal Student Aid for Adult Students

PDF

PDF

Financial Aid for Graduate or Professional Degree Students

PDF

Available only in English

Comparing Colleges

PDF

PDF

Videos and Images

Why Go to College or Career School? Graphic

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PDF
Text-only version

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PDF
Text-only version

Financial Aid Process video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Financial Aid Process graphic

Image
Text-only version

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Text-only version

Types of Federal Student Aid video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Types of Federal Student Aid graphic

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Text-only version

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Text-only version

Responsible Borrowing video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Budgeting 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

Web Page

Fact Sheets

2018–19 Federal Student Aid at a Glance

PDF

PDF

Federal Student Aid: Find the Information You Need

PDF

PDF

Federal Student Grant Programs

PDF

PDF

TEACH Grant Program

PDF

PDF

Federal Student Loan Programs

PDF

PDF

Scholarships for Military Families

PDF

PDF

Information for International Students

PDF

Available only in English

Financial Aid and Undocumented Students

PDF

PDF

Educational and Training Vouchers for Current and Former Foster Care Youth

PDF

PDF

Federal Student Aid and Homeless Youth

PDF

PDF

Internal Revenue Service fact sheet on education tax benefits—“Students and Parents: Why Form 1098-T Is Important to You”

PDF

Available only in English

Federal Student Aid Eligibility for Students Confined in Adult Correctional or Juvenile Justice Facilities

PDF

PDF

Fact Sheets—Early Preparation

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

PDF

 PDF

Fact Sheets—College and Career Preparation

Why Go to College?

PDF

PDF

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

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Information

Get detailed information and help on completing the FAFSA® form.

Resource

English

Spanish

Booklets and Brochures

2018–19 Completing the FAFSA® Form

PDF

PDF

2019–20 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula

PDF

Available only in English

2018–19 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula

PDF

Available only in English

Forms and Worksheets

2018–19 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet

PDF

PDF

2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

PDF

PDF

Images

Eligibility for Federal Student Aid graphic

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Text-only version

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Text-only version

The FAFSA Process graphic

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PDF
Text-only version

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PDF
Text-only version

FAFSA Dependency Status graphic

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Text-only version

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Text-only version

Who's My Parent When I Fill Out My FAFSA? graphic

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Text-only version

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Simple Steps to Transfer Tax Information Into Your FAFSA®  Form graphic (Information about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool)

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Text-only version

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Text-only version

Videos

How to Create Your FSA ID video

Video

Available only in English

What to Do If I Forgot My FSA ID Password video

Video

Available only in English

What to Do If I Forgot My FSA ID Username video

Video

Available only in English

FAFSA Overview video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

How to Fill Out the FAFSA video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

FAFSA: Determining Dependency Status video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

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

Creating and Using the FSA ID

PDF

PDF

Am I Dependent or Independent?

PDF

PDF

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

PDF

PDF

Myths About Financial Aid

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

Booklets and Brochures

Federal Student Loans: Basics for Students

PDF

PDF

Federal Student Loans: Direct PLUS Loan Basics for Parents

PDF

PDF

Federal Student Loans: Be a Responsible Borrower

Combined with Federal Student Loans: Basics for Students

Combined with Federal Student Loans: Basics for Students

Federal Student Loans: Repaying Your Loans

PDF

PDF

For Members of the U.S. Armed Forces: What you need to know about your federal student loan benefits

PDF

Available only in English

Entrance Counseling Guide

PDF
Printer-friendly version

Available only in English

Exit Counseling Guide

PDF
Printer-friendly version

Available only in English

Exit Counseling Guide
Form: Student Contact Information and Acknowledgement of Exit Counseling

PDF

Available only in English

Videos and Images

Getting a Federal Student Loan graphic

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Text-only version

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Text-only version

Repayment: What to Expect video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Repayment: How to Manage Your Student Loans video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Trouble Making Your Federal Student Loan Payments? graphic

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PDF
Text-only version

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PDF
Text-only version

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

PDF

Student Loan Repayment Checklist

PDF

PDF

Direct PLUS Loans and Adverse Credit

PDF

PDF

Peace Corps and Repayment of Your Federal Student Loans

PDF

Available only in English

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Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy

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

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English

Spanish

Fact Sheets 

Don't Get Scammed on Your Way to College

PDF

PDF

Federal Student Aid and Identity Theft

PDF

PDF

Money Management Checklist for College Students

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Webinars

Webinars to learn about the process for applying for and receiving financial aid.

Resource

English

Spanish

Webinars 

Preparing Financially for College webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

Eligibility for Federal Student Aid webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

Am I Dependent or Independent on the FAFSA® Form? webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

How to Create Your FSA ID webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

2018-19 FAFSA® Demo Line by Line webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

Get Your Questions Answered About Financial Aid and the FAFSA® Form webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

Common Mistakes When Filling Out the FAFSA® Form webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

After the FAFSA® Form: What Happens Next? webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

Tips for Understanding and Comparing Financial Aid Offers webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

How to Apply for and Navigate Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

The FAFSA® Form and the New myStudentAid App webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

The New Look and Feel of fafsa.gov webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

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Alternate Formats

All of our publications and fact sheets are screen reader friendly. On request, our publications and fact sheets are available in alternate formats, such as Braille. For more information, please contact us.

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