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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete your FAFSA online for faster processing and results. Also use this link to check the status of a completed FAFSA.

7-Step FAFSA Tutorial
Follow a step-by-step guided tutorial for completing the FAFSA.

Request Tax Transcripts
Request your tax transcript in an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.

Check your financial aid status online! Log in with your user ID and PIN.

Net Price Calculator
This form is used to calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and financial need, and to estimate your student financial aid. This is a free service.

Entrance Loan Counseling
Vital information about rights and responsibilities of new loan borrowers.

Exit Loan Counseling
Information about rights and responsibilities for students who are entering repayment on their loans.

Federal Student Aid Portal
A step-by-step guide to the financial aid process provided by the U.S. Department of Education

Financial Aid Search Through the Web (FASTWEB)
Scholarship search that matches your personal profile, specific skills, abilities, and interests to their database of more than 400,000 scholarships.

College Net’s MACH 25
Little known website that allows you to do a simple scholarship search

College Board Online
Great tips for students and parents, offers links to college applications online, and test tools that may be helpful for the SAT.

GAfutures (Formerly known as
The state agency that is the keeper of HOPE Scholarships, Governor’s Scholarship, LEAP grant, and much more.

Selective Service
Males between the ages of 18 and 25 can register for the selective service online at this site. Registration is required to receive financial aid.

National Student Loan Data Service
Visit this link with your U.S. Department of Education PIN to access and review information about all federal student aid you have received over the course of your college career.

Direct Loans
The Direct Loan program eliminates confusion and complexity by delivering a site that provides up-to-date information on an individual student loan, deferment and forbearance forms, and helpful tips on keeping track of student loans.

Volunteer services supported by the U.S. Department of Education

Federal Loan Consolidation Website
This link, maintained by Direct Loans, gives you straightforward answers about the benefits of loan consolidation. Also, it provides you with the necessary forms, interest rates, etc.

Veterans Affairs
Click this link to find out more information about veteran’s affairs.

Affordable Colleges Online
Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has published several higher education guidebooks and tools that we think would be valuable to your audience.  We work closely with experts, both in the higher education industry and in academia.

Last updated: 7/5/2023