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10 Common FAFSA® Mistakes to Avoid article(Result Type: General)
Description: Blog post that lists common mistakes students make when filling out and submitting the FAFSA form.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


13 Things to Know When Evaluating Your Financial Aid Offers article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article detailing how to review and interpret financial aid offers.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


15 Myths We're Busting About the FAFSA® Process article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article debunking common myths about the FAFSA form and process.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


2022 Federal Policy Update webinar (September 2022)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar that provides federal student aid policy updates and general information to counselors and mentors.
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File


2022–23 FAFSA Line–by–line Live Demonstration webinar (October 2021)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar that provides a line–by–line demonstration of the 2022–23 FAFSA form.
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File


2022–23 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Worksheet that provides a preview of the questions students and parents may be asked while completing the FAFSA form. [120 KB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


2022–23 FAFSA® Form on StudentAid.gov Preview Presentation(Result Type: PPT)
Description: Presentation that provides screenshots of the 2022–23 fafsa.gov application. Feel free to use the screenshots as you compile your own presentations. [52 MB]
Resource Type: Presentation


2022–23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid PDF(Result Type: PDF)
Description: The Department of Education's form for federal student aid. The online FAFSA form became available on Oct. 1, 2021, for the 2022–23"award year." [2.77 MB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


2022–23 Graduate/Professional College Financing Plan Template(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Consumer tool that can be used to help graduate and professional students understand and compare school aid offers. [81 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


2022–23 Student Aid Report(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Sample Student Aid Report for financial aid office staff and college access counselors to familiarize themselves with what their students may receive. [976 KB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


2022–23 Student Aid Report (SAR) Acknowledgement(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Sample SAR Acknowledgement for financial aid office staff and college access counselors to familiarize themselves with what their students may receive. [668 KB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


2022–23 Summary of Changes for the Application Processing System(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Describes updates to the 2022–23 FAFSA form and processing system. Written for college financial aid staff; some sections useful to counselors or mentors. [872 KB]
Resource Type: Professional Guide


2022–23 Undergraduate College Financing Plan Template(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Consumer tool that can be used to help undergraduate students understand and compare school aid offers. [78 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


2023–24 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet(Result Type: General)
Description: Worksheet that provides a preview of the questions students and parents may be asked while completing the FAFSA form.
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: General)


2023–24 FAFSA® Form on StudentAid.gov Preview Presentation(Result Type: General)
Description: Presentation that provides screenshots of the 2023–24 fafsa.gov application. Feel free to use the screenshots as you compile your own presentations.
Resource Type: Presentation


2023–24 FAFSA® Line-by-Line Demo webinar (October 2022)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar that provides an in-depth guide of the 2023–24 FAFSA form and highlights key sections and common mistakes.
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File


2023–24 FAFSA® Updates webinar (September 2022)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar about what's new on the 2023–24 FAFSA form.
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File


2023–24 Graduate/Professional College Financing Plan Template(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Consumer tool that can be used to help graduate and professional students understand and compare school aid offers. [81KB]
Resource Type: Handout


2023–24 Student Aid Report (SAR) Acknowledgement(Result Type: General)
Description: Sample SAR Acknowledgement for financial aid office staff and college access counselors to familiarize themselves with what their students may receive.
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: General)


2023–24 Summary of Changes for the Application Processing System(Result Type: General)
Description: Describes updates to the 2023–24 FAFSA form and processing system. Written for college financial aid staff; some sections useful to counselors or mentors.
Resource Type: Professional Guide


2023–24 Undergraduate College Financing Plan Template(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Consumer tool that can be used to help undergraduate students understand and compare school aid offers. [78 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


3 FAFSA Deadlines You Need to Know Now article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article detailing the three types of FAFSA deadlines (college, state, and federal) students need to know.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


3 Ways to Spot Student Loan Scams article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article that lists signs to help borrowers identify a scam by a student loan debt relief company.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


4 Things to Consider in Choosing a College or Career School article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article about using College Scorecard to answer questions about costs, graduation, debt, and typical earnings after enrollment.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


4 Ways to Manage Your Federal Student Aid (Grants, Loans, and Work-Study) article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article covering four free resources to help student's track their financial aid during college or career school.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


5 Things To Do After Filling Out the FAFSA® Form article(Result Type: General)
Description: Learn five things students should do to prepare to pay for school, even after submitting the FAFSA® form.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


5 Things to Know Before Consolidating Federal Student Loans article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article about the pros and cons before federal student loan borrowers consolidate their federal student loans.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


7 Things You Need Before Filling Out the FAFSA® Form article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article that lists the documents and materials (e.g., tax records, Social Security number, and the FSA ID) students need to complete the FAFSA form.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


8 Easy Steps for Parents Completing the FAFSA® Form article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article providing parents with simple steps to complete the FAFSA form for the first time and help their children obtain federal student aid.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


8 Steps to Completing the FAFSA® Form article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article about the eight simple steps for students to submit the FAFSA form on time.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


9 Myths About the FSA ID article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article debunking some common myths about the FSA ID.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


A Guide to Submit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Form (August 2022)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar about the PSLF program, limited PSLF waiver, PSLF Help Tool, and additional resources to navigate the process.
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File


About Federal Student Aid video(Result Type: General)
Description: An overview of the Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid and its role in providing financial aid to help pay for college or career school.
Resource Type: Video
Also Available in: Spanish-captioned video(Result Type: VIDEO)


After the FAFSA: What Happens Next video(Result Type: General)
Description: Learn what happens after you submit the FAFSA form. Includes information about the Student Aid Report, EFC, the role of schools, and receiving aid.
Resource Type: Video
Also Available in: Spanish-captioned video(Result Type: VIDEO)


Am I Dependent or Independent?(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Worksheet to help students determine their dependency status when filling out the FAFSA form. [174 KB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


Are Your Students Thinking About College?(Result Type: PDF)
Description: IRS fact sheet intended to raise counselors' awareness of education tax benefits such as the American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit. [97 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Budgeting video(Result Type: General)
Description: Provides an overview of how budgeting can help students make smart financial decisions, as well as information on creating and maintaining a budget.
Resource Type: Video
Also Available in: Spanish-captioned video(Result Type: VIDEO)


Career Search(Result Type: General)
Description: Explore potential careers using this career search tool with info on typical duties, education needed, average salary, and more.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool


Checklists for Academic and Financial Preparation(Result Type: General)
Description: Checklists that help students (elementary, middle, and high school), as well as adults and parents prepare financially and academically for college.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool


College Navigator (College Search Website)(Result Type: General)
Description: College Navigator, the Department of Education's college search tool, allows students to find colleges and career schools by location, degrees, tuition, etc.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: General)


College Scorecard(Result Type: General)
Description: Students can use this interactive tool to find and compare colleges with info on college costs, graduation rates, and the average amount students borrow.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool


Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid*(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Explains federal student aid programs and how to guide students through the FAFSA process. [349 KB]
Resource Type: Professional Guide


Creating and Using the FSA ID(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Explains what an FSA ID is, how you get one, and what you use it for. Includes top tips for using an FSA ID. [67 KB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


Creating and Using Your Account Username and Password (FSA ID): An Overview(Result Type: PPT)
Description: Presentation that provides an overview of the FSA ID, including how to create it, where it can be used, and how to troubleshoot some common errors. [15.7 MB]
Resource Type: Presentation


Department of Labor Scholarship Finder(Result Type: General)
Description: Students can use the U.S. Department of Labor's free scholarship search tool to find scholarships along with information on how to apply.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool


Direct Loan Entrance Counseling Guide(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Guide that helps federal student loan borrowers understand what it means to take out a federal student loan. [16 MB]
Resource Type: How-To Guide


Direct Loan Exit Counseling Guide(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Guide providing an overview of information federal student loan borrowers need to successfully repay their federal student loan(s). [13 MB]
Resource Type: How-To Guide


Do You Need Money for College or Career School? Apply for Federal Student Aid*(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Publication that provides information on applying for aid, types of federal student aid, and eligibility. [6.53 MB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)Printer-friendly Version(Result Type: PDF)


Don't Get Scammed on Your Way to College(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Tips to avoid scams and identity theft while looking for scholarships and other financial aid to pay for college. [46 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Educational and Training Vouchers for Current and Former Foster Care Youth(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Fact sheet with information about the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program's Educational and Training Vouchers for current and former foster care youth. [66 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Eligibility for Federal Student Aid graphic(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Graphic that lays out the criteria that determine a student's eligibility for federal student aid. [1.39 MB]
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: Text version(Result Type: General)


Exit Counseling Guide Form: Student Contact Information and Acknowledgement of Exit Counseling(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Form for federal student loan borrowers who didn't complete exit counseling online to confirm their contact information and exit counseling completion. [60 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


FAFSA Completion Data(Result Type: General)
Description: Counselors can use Federal Student Aid's Data Center to see information on FAFSA completion based on high school, postsecondary school, and state.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool


FAFSA Completion During COVID–19: Effective Partner Strategies webinar (January 2022)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar to learn FAFSA outreach strategies from external organizations that engage students and families during the COVID–19 emergency.
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File


FAFSA Demonstration Site(Result Type: General)
Description: Online tool to increase counselors' understanding of fafsa.gov and to use with students before they apply. Complete a sample FAFSA form or make corrections.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool


FAFSA Dependency Status graphic(Result Type: IMG)
Description: Graphic that helps FAFSA applicants determine their dependency status. [2.76 MB]
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: PDF(Result Type: PDF)Spanish(Result Type: IMG)Text version(Result Type: General)Text version - Spanish(Result Type: General)PDF - Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


fafsa.gov(Result Type: General)
Description: The official online form for federal student aid for college or career school. Submit the form online, make corrections, and check application status.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: General)


FAFSA: Determining Dependency Status video(Result Type: General)
Description: Walk through the criteria for determining whether a FAFSA applicant is an independent or dependent student.
Resource Type: Video
Also Available in: Spanish-captioned video(Result Type: VIDEO)


FAFSA® Help(Result Type: General)
Description: Web page that provides answers to questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA® ) process.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: General)


FAFSA® Messaging and Planning Calendar(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Document that provides suggested outreach activities and resources to help you plan communications to students and parents about the FAFSA process. [246 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


FAFSA®Overview video(Result Type: General)
Description: Provides an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and the application process.
Resource Type: Video


Federal School Code Search(Result Type: General)
Description: Online tool for students to find the Federal School Codes for the schools they're interested in including on the FAFSA form.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: General)


Federal Student Aid and Homeless Youth(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Question and answer fact sheet for homeless youth seeking federal student aid. [92 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Federal Student Aid and Identity Theft(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Ways to avoid identity theft during the student aid process. [44 KB]
Resource Type: Handout
Related: Don't Get Scammed on Your Way to College(Result Type: PDF)


Federal Student Aid Estimator(Result Type: General)
Description: Financial aid calculator that gives an early estimate of eligibility for federal aid and helps students understand their options for paying for college.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: General)


Federal Student Aid Financial Literacy Resources(Result Type: PDF)
Description: List of resources that school counselors and other college access mentors can use in setting up a financial literacy curriculum. [182 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Federal Student Aid for Individuals Exiting Incarceration(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Fact sheet that provides answers to common questions about federal student aid for students exiting incarceration. [52 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Federal Student Aid for Students in Adult Correctional or Juvenile Justice Facilities(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Fact sheet that provides answers to common questions about federal student aid for students in adult correctional or juvenile justice facilities. [55 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Federal Student Aid Glossary(Result Type: General)
Description: Federal Student Aid's online glossary with definitions of frequently used terms in federal financial aid.
Resource Type: Glossary, Web Resource or Tool


Federal Student Aid's Facebook Page(Result Type: General)
Description: Official Federal Student Aid Facebook posts about the financial aid process. Share with students, borrowers, and parents.
Resource Type: Social Media Content


Federal Student Aid's Instagram Page(Result Type: General)
Description: Official Federal Student Aid Instagram posts about the financial aid process. Share information with the students, borrowers, and parents who follow you.
Resource Type: Social Media Content


Federal Student Aid's LinkedIn Page(Result Type: General)
Description: Official Federal Student Aid LinkedIn posts about the financial aid process. Share information with the students, borrowers, and parents who follow you.
Resource Type: Social Media Content


Federal Student Aid's Twitter Page(Result Type: General)
Description: Official Federal Student Aid tweets about the financial aid process; retweet to share information with the students, borrowers, and parents who follow you.
Resource Type: Social Media Content


Federal Student Aid's YouTube Channel(Result Type: General)
Description: Videos to inform students and parents about the financial aid process, including applying for aid and repaying federal student loans.
Resource Type: Social Media Content, Video


Federal Student Aid: Find the Information You Need(Result Type: PDF)
Description: List of financial aid topics and where to find information about them. Includes the FAFSA process, types of aid, repaying loans, grad school, and parents. [140 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Federal Student Grant Programs(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Fact sheet listing federal student grant programs with program details and award limits. [169 KB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


Federal Student Loan Programs(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Fact sheet listing federal student loan programs with loan details and award limits. [160 KB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


Federal Student Loans: Basics for Students(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Brochure providing students with basic information on Direct Loans, including eligibility, repayment, and responsible borrowing. [2.2 MB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


Federal Student Loans: Direct PLUS Loan Basics for Parents(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Brochure providing parents with information on Direct PLUS Loans for parents. Includes overview of eligibility, application process, and repayment. [4.89 MB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)
Related: Federal Student Loans: Basics for Students(Result Type: PDF)


Federal Student Loans: Repaying Your Loans(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Guide providing information about federal student loan repayment plan options, finding loan history and loan servicers, and making payments. [4.39 MB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


Filling Out the FAFSA® Form(Result Type: General)
Description: Web page that provides information about filling out the FAFSA® form and applying for federal student aid.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: General)


Financial Aid and College Preparation Resources for Native Americans(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Fact sheet providing list of resources that Native Americans can use to learn about preparing for and paying for college. [50 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Financial Aid and Undocumented Students(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Fact sheet that provides answers to frequently asked questions about financial aid for undocumented students and DACA students. [83 KB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: PDF)


Financial Aid Toolkit fact sheet(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Highlights of FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov, a site for school counselors, college access advisers, and others who help students find money for college. [380 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Financial Literacy Guidance from Federal Student Aid(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Document that helps mentors advise postsecondary students in developing skills to make informed financial decisions, especially regarding student loans. [2.3 MB]
Resource Type: How-To Guide
Related: Federal Student Aid Financial Literacy Resources(Result Type: PDF)


Finding Money for College or Career School(Result Type: PPT)
Description: This presentation provides a basic introduction to types of financial aid and how to apply for federal student aid using the FAFSA form. [125 KB]
Resource Type: Presentation


Finding the Right Fit Using College Scorecard webinar (April 2021) (Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar that shows students how to use the College Scorecard's features and find a college that may be best fit. [56.5 MB]
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File
Also Available in: Transcript(Result Type: PDF)


For Members of the U.S. Armed Forces: What you need to know about your federal student loan benefits(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Booklet that provides an overview of student loan benefits for members of the U.S. armed forces. [541 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Getting a Federal Student Loan graphic(Result Type: IMG)
Description: Graphic that walks through the steps for getting a federal student loan. [4.27 MB]
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: IMG)Text version(Result Type: General)Text version - Spanish(Result Type: General)


How to Avoid Summer Melt: 4 Tips for Incoming Freshmen article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article outlining tips to avoid "summer melt"— when students are accepted into college but never arrive in the fall.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


How to Create an Account and Username (FSA ID) for StudentAid.gov video(Result Type: General)
Description: Explains what an FSA ID is and why you need one, and provides the step-by-step process of creating an FSA ID.
Resource Type: Video


How to Fill Out the FAFSA® Form When You Have Multiple Children article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article outlining four things parents need to know about filling out the FAFSA form when they have multiple children in college.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


How To Fill Out the FAFSA® Form video(Result Type: General)
Description: Learn about the steps for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.
Resource Type: Video


How to Manage Your Student Loans video(Result Type: General)
Description: Get info on how to manage student loans, including changing repayment plans, and options for students who are having trouble making payments.
Resource Type: Video
Also Available in: Spanish-captioned video(Result Type: VIDEO)


How to Regain Access to Your FSA ID (Account Username and Password) video(Result Type: General)
Description: Explains how to regain access to your FSA ID by retrieving your forgotten username or resetting your forgotten password.
Resource Type: Video


How to Tackle Verification in the FAFSA® Process webinar (March 2022)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar that reviews the steps to consider when a FAFSA® form is selected for verification.
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File


Information for International Students Wishing to Attend College in the United States(Result Type: PDF)
Description: International students wishing to study in the U.S. should be aware of financial aid eligibility rules, visa rules, and required standardized tests. [172 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


Introducing Aid Summary video(Result Type: General)
Description: Provides an overview of the Aid Summary feature on StudentAid.gov.
Resource Type: Video


Introducing Our Loan Simulator Tool video(Result Type: General)
Description: Provides an overview of Loan Simulator, a tool to help students and borrowers with their student loan decisions.
Resource Type: Video


Loan Repayment Checklist(Result Type: General)
Description: Checklist that helps borrowers manage and repay their federal student loans.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool


Loan Simulator(Result Type: General)
Description: Online tool borrowers can use to make decision about their loans.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool


Money Management Checklist for College Students(Result Type: PDF)
Description: This checklist helps students manage their financial lives while in school. [45 KB]
Resource Type: Handout


My Future, My Way: First Steps Toward College(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Workbook for middle and junior high school students with information on how to prepare for and how to pay for education beyond high school. [8.2 MB]
Resource Type: Handout


Next Gen FSA Sample Facebook Post 2(Result Type: General)
Description: Sample Facebook post with video describing what students and borrowers can expect from Next Gen FSA in the future. Share with the students and borrowers.
Resource Type: Social Media Content


Next Gen FSA Sample Tweet 2(Result Type: General)
Description: Sample tweet with video describing what students and borrowers can expect from Next Gen FSA in the future.
Resource Type: Social Media Content


Overview of the Financial Aid Process graphic(Result Type: IMG)
Description: Graphic that reviews the availability of federal financial aid for college, the FAFSA® form, and the process for applying for and receiving aid. [0.98 MB]
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: IMG)Text version(Result Type: General)Text version - Spanish(Result Type: General)


Overview of the Financial Aid Process video(Result Type: General)
Description: Get an overview of the availability of federal financial aid for college, the FAFSA® form, and the process for applying for and receiving aid.
Resource Type: Video
Also Available in: Spanish-captioned video(Result Type: VIDEO)


Poster Template(Result Type: DOC)
Description: This poster template can be used by organizations to create fliers for upcoming financial aid events. [0.98 MB]
Resource Type: Template
Related: Print Ad Template(Result Type: DOC)Presentation Template(Result Type: PPT)


Presentation Template(Result Type: PPT)
Description: This presentation template may be used by organizations to create their own financial aid presentations. [2.09 MB]
Resource Type: Presentation, Template
Related: Print Ad Template(Result Type: DOC)Poster Template(Result Type: DOC)


Print Ad Template(Result Type: DOC)
Description: This print ad template can be used by organizations to create advertisements for upcoming financial aid events. [0.98 MB]
Resource Type: Template
Related: Poster Template(Result Type: DOC)Presentation Template(Result Type: PPT)


PSLF Help Tool: Are You Eligible for Loan Forgiveness webinar (February 2022)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar highlights how to determine eligibility for PSLF and to begin the process for consideration by using the PSLF Help Tool.
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File


Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Help Tool(Result Type: General)
Description: Online tool to help borrowers understand more about the PSLF Program and what is needed to participate and possibly have their loans forgiven.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool


Public Service Loan Forgiveness graphic(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Graphic that highlights the requirements for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. [1.72 MB]
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: Text Version(Result Type: General)


Public Service Loan Forgiveness webinar (October 2022)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar that provides an overview of Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File


Repayment: What to Expect video(Result Type: General)
Description: Learn about what to expect when your federal student loan enters repayment.
Resource Type: Video
Also Available in: Spanish-captioned video(Result Type: VIDEO)


Responsible Borrowing video(Result Type: General)
Description: Learn about responsible borrowing, loan repayment, and carefully weighing the costs of college and potential income after graduation.
Resource Type: Video
Also Available in: Spanish-captioned video(Result Type: VIDEO)


Return to Repayment video(Result Type: General)
Description: A 30-second video with steps to prepare for federal student loan repayment. Share with federal student borrowers.
Resource Type: Video


Saving Early = Saving Smart! Watch Your Money Grow With Your Child(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Fact sheet for parents with tips on saving money for college or career school. [40 KB]
Resource Type: Handout
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: General)


Simple Steps to Transfer Tax Information Into Your FAFSA® Form graphic(Result Type: IMG)
Description: Graphic that explains how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer tax information into the FAFSA form. [366 KB]
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: Text Version(Result Type: General)Spanish(Result Type: IMG)Text Version - Spanish(Result Type: General)


So Your Loan Was Transferred, What's Next? article (Result Type: General)
Description: Article providing information borrowers need to know if their federal student loans are being transferred to a new servicer.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


Social Media Best Practices and Resources webinar (August 2020)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar that helps college access professionals understand Federal Student Aid's social media resources and best practices to serve students and borrowers. [56.7 MB]
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File
Also Available in: Transcript (Result Type: DOC)


Student Loan Debt Collection Assistant(Result Type: General)
Description: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's online tool that provides information and advice on paying off student loans.
Resource Type: Web Resource or Tool


Student Loan Forgiveness (and Other Ways the Government Can Help You Repay Your Loans) article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article detailing ways borrowers could have their federal student loans forgiven or get help repaying them.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


Student Loan Repayment Options video(Result Type: General)
Description: Provides an overview of federal student loan repayment options. Includes info on loan consolidation, repayment plans, auto debit, and loan servicers.
Resource Type: Video


Suggested Email Language About Loans and Repayment for Undergraduate Borrowers(Result Type: DOC)
Description: Document that provides email language financial aid administrators and counselors can use in messaging to graduating students with loans. [30 KB]
Resource Type: Email Content


Suggested Email Language About the IRS DRT and Income-Driven Repayment Plan Request(Result Type: DOC)
Description: Suggested email language that financial aid administrators and counselors can use with student loan borrowers who may be interested in an IDR plan. [22 KB]
Resource Type: Email Content


Suggested Email Language About the IRS DRT and Income-Driven Repayment Plan Request(Result Type: DOC)
Description: Suggested email language that financial aid administrators and counselors can use with student loan borrowers who may be interested in an IDR plan. [31 KB]
Resource Type: Email Content


The EFC Formula, 2022–23(Result Type: PDF)
Description: Guide explaining the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that results from the FAFSA form. EFC formula worksheets are included. [544 KB]
Resource Type: How-To Guide


The EFC Formula, 2023–24(Result Type: General)
Description: Guide explaining the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that results from the FAFSA form. EFC formula worksheets are included.
Resource Type: How-To Guide


The FAFSA® Process graphic(Result Type: IMG)
Description: Graphic that explains the process of preparing for, completing, and submitting a FAFSA form. Includes info on what happens after a FAFSA form is submitted. [752 KB]
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: PDF(Result Type: PDF)Text Version(Result Type: General)


The Ultimate Resource for Counselors and Mentors: The Financial Aid Toolkit (July 2021)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar that provides a full overview of the Financial Aid Toolkit website for college access professionals. [90 MB]
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File
Also Available in: Transcript(Result Type: PDF)


The Versatile Student Loan Calculator: Loan Simulator article(Result Type: General)
Description: Article that provides an overview of Loan Simulator, a tool to help students decide how much to borrow and understand what repayment would look like.
Resource Type: Article or Blog Post


Tools for Student Financial Empowerment webinar (April 2021)(Result Type: General)
Description: Webinar that describes tools students may use to make informed financial decisions about their journey after high school. [66.3 MB]
Resource Type: Webinar or Audio File
Also Available in: Transcript(Result Type: PDF)


Trouble Making Your Federal Student Loan Payments? graphic(Result Type: IMG)
Description: Graphic for federal student loan borrowers that provides information on what to do if they are having trouble making their student loan payments. [3.95 MB]
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: PDF(Result Type: PDF)Text Version(Result Type: General)Spanish(Result Type: IMG)PDF - Spanish(Result Type: PDF)Text Version - Spanish(Result Type: General)


Types of Federal Student Aid graphic(Result Type: IMG)
Description: Graphic that walks through the three types of federal student aid along with info on other aid sources and the FAFSA form. [276 KB]
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: IMG)Text Version(Result Type: General)Text Version - Spanish(Result Type: General)


Types of Federal Student Aid Graphic (Short Version)(Result Type: IMG)
Description: Simple graphic showing the three types of federal student aid (grants, loans, work-study) for college or career school. Lists URLs for details and FAFSA. [109 KB]
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: IMG)Text Version(Result Type: PDF)Text Version - Spanish(Result Type: PDF)
Related: Types of Federal Student Aid Graphic(Result Type: IMG)


Types of Federal Student Aid video(Result Type: General)
Description: Information on different types of federal aid available, including loans, grants, and work-study funds.
Resource Type: Video
Also Available in: Spanish-captioned video(Result Type: VIDEO)


Verification: 2021 FSA Training Conference (Result Type: General)
Description: Outlines the verification requirements for the 2022–23 FAFSA® cycle. Presented to financial aid administrators; some info useful to counselors/mentors.
Resource Type: Video


Who's My Parent When I Fill Out My FAFSA® Form? graphic(Result Type: IMG)
Description: Graphic that helps dependent students determine which parent's information to include in the FAFSA form.
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: Spanish(Result Type: IMG)Text Version(Result Type: General)Text Version - Spanish(Result Type: General)


Why Go to College or Career School? graphic(Result Type: IMG)
Description: Graphic that shows the average earnings for people 25 years of age and older with different levels of education.
Resource Type: Infographic
Also Available in: Text Version(Result Type: General)