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Government Funding

  • Federal and state government are the largest sources of financial aid. Start by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can get hard copies from your high school adviser, at your local public library or by calling 1-800-4-FEDAID.
  • College Savings Plans Network (1-877-CSPN4YOU)
    This network serves as a clearinghouse for information among state college savings programs, also known as 529 Plans. Search by state to view residency requirements, tax incentives and other plan details; most plans allow users to enroll online.
  • Direct Loans
    Learn about the Direct Loan Program, one of the Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs provided by the Department of Education, providing students with a way to borrow money to pay for education after high school.
  • Fedmoney.org
    The most comprehensive free full-text online resource on all U.S. federal government student financial aid programs.
  • FSA: Federal Student Aid
    The US Department of Education’s site outlining programs that are available to students. Also available in Spanish.
  • The Student Guide: Financial Aid from the US Department of Education
    The Student Guide is a comprehensive resource on how to get financial aid from the US Department of Education. Also available in Spanish.