Resources for Students
StudentAid.gov - Comprehensive, detailed information on federal student aid from preparing financially for college through loan repayment.
StudentAid.gov/resources - See fact sheets, publications, videos, and infographics on various financial aid topics.
StudentAid.gov/resources - College Navigator—Interactive website that helps students explore and compare features of different schools including programs and majors, admissions considerations, campus crime statistics, and more.
College Scorecard - Provides essential information about a particular school’s costs, graduation rates, and the average amount students borrow, all in a standardized easy to read format.
Net Price Calculator - Tool that helps students find the net price calculator for a particular school. Students can input personalized information into a school’s net price calculator in order to determine how much a school’s program may cost after subtracting any financial aid the student is likely to receive.
Financial Awareness Counseling Tool (FACT) - Interactive resource that helps students understand their student loan obligations and provides money management tips and tools.
Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) - Resource for questions about federal student aid and completing the FAFSA.
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
TTY (for the hearing impaired): 1-800-730-8913
Phone number: 319-337-5665
Counselors and mentors can learn how to leverage Federal Student Aid’s social media content at http://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/outreach/social-media.jsp.
Other Federal Resources
FDIC Money Smart - Comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
MyMoney.gov - U.S Treasury Department provides financial capability information for youth, lesson plans for teachers, and research reports about money, saving, and planning for the future.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - Provides help for making informed financial decisions about paying for college, such as how to compare financial aid offers, choosing a loan, managing money, and repaying debt.
Avoiding Student Loan Scams - This is a U.S. Department of Education online guide to help students better understand how to identify scams. This guide, which emphasizes that borrowers NEVER have to pay for help with their student loans, is a valuable resource for every potential student borrower.