Saving for College

Information for Students

  • StudentAid.gov covers every aspect of a student's life from preparing for school through entering student loan repayment, in an easy-to-use format.
    • Prepare for College: Getting ready for college or career school can be easier than you think. Start by defining your goals and interests, understanding college costs, and planning financially and academically.
    • Types of Aid: When it comes to paying for school, you're not alone. Grants, work-study, and low-interestloans help make college affordable. Financial aid is available from a variety of sources for college, career school, graduate school, and professional school.
    • Who Gets Aid? Worried you won’t be able to get aid? Most people are eligible for financial aid for college or career school. Learn about the eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs.
    • FAFSA-Apply for Aid:Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM) is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school. Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds each year, but you have to complete the FAFSA to see if you can get any of that money.
    • Repay your Loans: Get all the information you need to manage repayment of your federal student loans. Remember, federal student loans are real loans and must be repaid.
  • College Preparation Checklist: Elementary through High School -- Federal Student Aid
  • The Financial Aid Process

Information for Parents

Information for Educators/Counselors