Here's the latest news about federal student aid, the FAFSA, and this Financial Aid Toolkit.

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Pell Grant Maximum for 2017–18 Announced

The maximum Federal Pell Grant for 2017–18 will be $5,920.

September 30, 2016

Closure of ITT Technical Institutes

Oversight and compliance actions were imposed against ITT Educational Services; and it has announced the closure of ITT Technical Institutes.

September 07, 2016

Financial Aid Toolkit URL Changed in July

The Financial Aid Toolkit URL now contains https. As of July 31, 2016, the URL won't work if you type it with www or with just http.

August 18, 2016

FAFSA Changes for 2017–18

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

July 05, 2016

Total and Permanent Disability Match Process With Social Security Administration Begins

The Department of Education will proactively contact student loan borrowers who appear to be eligible for total and permanent disability loan discharge.

April 12, 2016

Improving College Students' Financial Literacy

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission released a report and held a meeting on the topic of improving the financial capability of college students.

March 15, 2016

Resources to Help You Educate Students and Parents About the FSA ID

Resources such as a fact sheet, webinar, and video will help you inform students and parents about what the FSA ID is and how to get one.

January 26, 2016

Providing Quality Education Services to Confined Youth

To improve education services to youth confined in juvenile justice facilities, the Department of Education has released new tools and guidance.

December 08, 2014