Many people fund their education or training through financial aid or tuition assistance programs. Below is a brief, high-level list of information sources and resources for obtaining Federal student aid:
- Financial aid comes in three forms—grants, work-study programs, and loans.
- All Federal student aid applicants must first fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which provides a Student Aid Report (SAR) and eligibility rating.
- Forms must be submitted to desired institutions of study, which determine the amount of aid you will receive.
- For information on applying for Federal financial aid, visit the FAFSA Internet site: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- A U.S. Department of Education publication describing Federal financial aid programs, called The Student Guide, is available at: http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html.
- Information on Federal programs is available from: http://www.studentaid.ed.gov and http://www.students.gov.
- Information on State programs is available from your State’s higher education agency. A list of these agencies is available at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/.