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GUIDE TO FINANCIAL AID: GENERAL INFORMATION

IRS Transcript - When verification is required for a student, the IRS Transcript must be sent in by the parent and/or student.

Department of Education: Student Guide - The Student Guide tells you about federal Student Financial Assistance (SFA) Programs and how to apply for them. Approximately two-thirds of all student financial aid
comes from federal programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education. It is the official FAFSA help starting point. (PDF version only)

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page - A comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid. College Cost Projector, Savings Plan Designer and EFC Calculator available here. Contains great information and FAFSA form help. You can also find every important federal financial aid form here. Dozens of FAFSA help tools and calculators available.

Cutting Your Costs - A concise, easy to understand guide from NASFAA to help you lower your college costs. Has FAFSA help and numerous tools.

Title IV Aid Information through NSLDS - Department of Education web site giving students internet access to information about any Title IV aid they have received. A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is needed to access the site. Students who already have an Electronic Access Code (EAC) can use that code as a PIN.

Department of Ed FSA ID web site - Effective May 12, 2015 any student, parent or former borrower will be able to obtain a FSA ID by registering at this site.

www.college.gov - Designed by students for students, this site features first-person accounts of students who overcame challenges to going to college such as peer pressure, lack of family support, and financial barriers. It provides
relevant, comprehensive information about why to go, how to go, FAFSA help topics, and how to pay for college or other post secondary education programs. Young people who may not have considered higher education a viable
option will be engaged, informed, and inspired to create their own "roadmap" to college. Great portal for FAFSA help.

Financial Aid Glossary - US News and World Report glossary of financial aid terms. Has a decently sized FAFSA help guide section.

Every Chance Every Texan - Texas resources offering guidance in seeking assistance or completing a post secondary degree

Texas State Financial Aid - Wayland participates in the Texas Tuition Equalization Grant state program that supplements financial need at a private university for students who are determined to be TX residents.

College Navigator-  A consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.

Paying for College Can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and to enter actual financial aid award information.

 

 

 

FAFSA HELP GUIDE: LOAN INFORMATION

StudentLoans.gov - This website provides access to Department of Education Direct Loan Information.  Log in to complete these student borrower required actions:  Loan Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Note(s) OR Loan Exit Counseling for federal loans.  Information about loan deferment, forbearance, repayment options, consolidation, forgiveness, discharge, and default recovery is available on this site without logging in.

SFA Ombudsman - You can contact the SFA Ombudsman, who is working with student loan borrowers to informally resolve loan disputes and problems. Get FAFSA help, rehabilitate a loan, or even discharge a loan.