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Applying for Financial Aid
PLEASE NOTE - WHEN USING STUDENTLOANS.GOV:
- You MUST use Internet Explorer 7. If you do not, the sign-in box will not be visible and writing will overlap the text boxes (when using Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 8).
- The application MUST be completed in 30 minutes or less. If it takes longer to complete, it will not go through, regardless of any error message.
- DO NOT hit the back button.
- There is no save option. If you fail to sign it electronically, you will need to log back in and redo the entire application (in less than 30 minutes).
E-signing Federal Perkins, Parker, Keck, Themis, Mindlin and Rosenberg Loans
- To E-sign, you will need your FAFSA PIN number.
General Information (financial aid, planning, budgeting)
- Several significant changes to federal student loans that will benefit new and current borrowers took effect on July 1, 2010. Click here to see an explanation of all the federal student loan changes.
- Student Financial Assistance Program (U.S. Dept. of Education)
- The Student Guide to Funding Your Education
- The Financial Aid Information Page
- Mapping Your Future (sponsored by a group of guaranty agencies who participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Program or FFELP)
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
- The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA (for Foreign, Transfer and Visiting Students)
- California Student Aid Commission
Important if you are applying for Grad PLUS and/or a private loan.
- ACS (Perkins and Institutional Loan Servicing, formerly AFSA)
- Educational Tax Credits
- Heather Jarvis, Student Loan Ranger Blogsite
- Internal Revenue Service
- Student Loan Interest Deduction (PDF)
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PDF)
- Default Prevention and Money Management Techniques for Students and Borrowers (PowerPoint download)
- Solutions for Borrowers Who are Having Trouble Repaying Education Loans
- The John R. Justice Loan Repayment Program
A student financial aid program designed to promote careers in public interest law is now available to Washington lawyers through the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB). Click here for more information.