The Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student
financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. It covers the
Department's major aid programs, including Pell Grants, Stafford
Loans, and PLUS Loans.
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70% of all student aid comes from the programs discussed in the
Guide. If you have any questions about the Guide, or wish to obtain
additional information on student financial assistance, you may
contact your high school guidance counselor, the financial aid officer
at the postsecondary school you plan to attend, or call the Department's
toll free student information hotline at 1-800-4-FED-AID. Learn
More about funding your education.
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Money for College?
in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families
are falling prey to scholarship scams. The FTC cautions students
to look for tell tale lines:
scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
"You can't get this information anywhere else."
"I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold
"We'll do all the work."
"The scholarship will cost some money."
"You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive
a scholarship" or "You're a finalist" in a contest
you never entered.
Learn more about scholarship scams