Minds can achieve anything. We make sure they get to college.

At Federal Student Aid, we make it easier to get money for higher education.

How Do I Prepare for College?

Learn about exploring careers, choosing and applying to schools, and taking required tests.  Use checklists to help get ready. 

What Types of Aid Can I Get?

Read about the types of financial aid available from the government and other sources: grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study.

Do I Qualify for Aid?

Most people are eligible for financial aid. Find out who gets aid, how to stay eligible, and how to get eligibility back if you’ve lost it.

How Do I Apply for Aid?

Learn how to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), how aid is calculated, and how you’ll get your aid.

How Do I Manage My Loans?

Choose a repayment plan, pay on time, avoid default, and get help with problems.