Tips and Resources

The following resource sheets from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators provide useful tips and guidance for prospective students seeking financial aid for post secondary education:

Unique Situations and Tips for Adult Learners  Adult learners face unique opportunities and challenges in their quest to obtain post secondary education. This tip sheet is designed to help adult learners with some of the pressing questions they have while contemplating whether or not they can enroll in school.

Tips for the Military and Veterans  Members of the military and veterans face unique opportunities and
challenges in their quest to obtain post secondary education. This tip sheet is designed to help this population with some of the pressing questions they have while contemplating whether or not they can enroll or re-enroll in school and repaying federal student loans.

Unique Situations and Tips for Undocumented Students  Undocumented students face unique challenges in their quest to obtain post secondary education. This tip sheet is designed to help this population with some of the pressing questions they have while contemplating whether or not they can enroll in school.

Unique Situations and Tips for Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)    Questions on the 2011-12 FAFSA that may cause difficulty for wards of the court or foster youth are listed below. Question numbers refer to the paper FAFSA. Sections refer to the FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) Worksheet. Please note that some questions on the paper FAFSA do not appear on the FOTW Worksheet. Answering yes to any question in Step Three on the FAFSA and/or checking the corresponding box in Section Two on the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet means that you will be treated as an independent student and will not need to provide parental information on the FAFSA.

Student Loan Default Facts and Repayment Tips 

Internet Financial Aid Resources

Loan Information Websites

Financial Literacy Websites