Federal Financial Aid
The official web site to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). You must have a PIN when filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This PIN should be kept in a secure place since you will use it every academic year a FAFSA is filed. Both student and parent must apply for their own individual PIN.
The official web site for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also check your FAFSA status and make corrections to a processed FAFSA. CAUTION: Do not use a .com site as those sites will charge you a fee. Use the U .S. Department of Education's .ed.gov site listed here.
The web site for the U.S. Department of Education's central database where you can track your federal student aid received including grants, loans and the lender and servicer of any federal loan you have received.
Student Aid On The Web
The U. S. Department of Education's website and student portal for financial aid information.
Your Federal Student Loans: Learn the Basics and Manage Your Debt
The U.S. Department of Education's new booklet is for students who have or are considering federal student loans to pay for their postsecondary education. It covers what types of federal student loans are available, the difference between private and federal student loans, how much to borrow, tips on repaying a loan successfully, the consequences of default, and other helpful hints on how to manage student loan debt.
General Resources for Students
The ECMC web site where you can find information and tools to help in paying for school, tips for life while in school, and resources for managing finances.
Virginia College Savings Plan
This website offers savings options to help plan for college. Contact the plan administration directly for more information. With four different savings plans, VCSP gives more options to more people. On this site are the tools, information and comparisons to evaluate and choose the plan that best suits your budget and savings style.
This web site offers a free scholarship search service.
Since 1998, this web site has helped students find free money for college.
This web site provides students with the most scholarships and other financial aid options on the internet.
Sage Scholar's Tuition Rewards
Personal Finance 101
Geared to college students from the U. S. Department of Education with helpful information and links.
360degrees of Financial Literacy
From the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, financial information for all life stages, including college students.