Below are some outside financial aid resources that students and parents might find helpful. These videos include additional information on types of aid, a FAFSA overview and a step-by-step FAFSA guide.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
Types of Financial Aid
7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA - Start Here
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Below are some outside financial aid website resources that students and parents might find helpful. These websites include additional information on financial aid, tax benefits and loan repayment resources.
Department of Education: Information on education issues and financial aid programs.
Federal Student Loan Ombudsman: A resource for student experiencing difficulty with the student loan process.
Financial Aid Videos: The Department of Education's student aid website provides a number of informational audio and video files about the aid application process. The videos are available in English and Spanish.
Federal Financial Aid Estimator: Explore your federal financial aid options by using the FAFSA4caster, You and your family will receive an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid. (If you are a senior in high school you will want to complete the actual FAFSA.)
Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation: Provides loan information and financial management resources.
Internal Revenue Service: Information on tax filing requirements and obtaining copies of your tax documents.
Minnesota Dream Act: Provides information for undocumented students about certain benefits they may qualify for.
Minnesota Higher Education Services Office: Provides information on preparing for college and aid programs.
Minnesota State Legislature: Locate information on who represents you, bills, and upcoming events.
NSLDS: Access for students to view their cumulative loan balances.
Federal Student Aid on the Web: Provides information on planning for college, the types of aid available and loan repayment information.
Selective Service Registration: Information on registration requirements.
Tax Break: Learn how the Hope and Lifetime Learning Tax Credits can help with education costs by reading IRS Publication 970, "Tax Benefits for Education."