General Resources from the Federal Government
Federal Student Aid: studentaid.ed.gov
Learn how to prepare for college, types of aid and who qualifies, how to apply for aid, and how to manage loans.
U.S. Department of Labor’s Scholarship Search Tool: www.careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch
Search more than 7,000 scholarships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities.
National Student Loan Data System: nslds.ed.gov
View a history of your loans and grants, see who owns your loans, and complete loan exit counseling.
College Scorecard: collegecost.ed.gov/scorecard
Compare postsecondary institutions across the nation on cost of attendance and recent trends, graduation rates, loan default rates, and median borrowing amounts. Narrow your institutional search by location, enrollment size, type of college, major, and degrees offered. You can also calculate the cost of attendance using the Net Price Calculator: collegecost.ed.gov/netpricecenter.aspx.
College Navigator: www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
Compare tuition costs, average financial aid awarded, specific admissions requirements, and programs and majors offered at postsecondary institutions throughout the nation.