Thursday, May 05, 2016

Website Review: Federal Student Aid

FEDERAL STUDENT AID from the U.S. Department of Education features sources to help students seeking grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.
The website is divided into five sections.
The Prepare for College section takes teens through the process of defining goals, thinking about college costs, and planning for college.
The Types of Aid section explores funding ideas from the U.S. federal government, states, colleges, and nonprofit or provide organizations.
The Who Gets Aid section discusses issues related to eligibility for federal student aid programs.
The FAFSA: Applying for Aid section takes teens step-by-step through the process of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The How to Repay Your Loans section helps teens understand the process of choosing a repayment plan and avoiding problems.
The website is available in both English and Spanish. A search tool is provided for those wishing to search the website. A glossary in the About section defines key terminology. Use the social media links for up-to-date information including short, financial aid-related videos.
Librarians will find this to be an excellent resource for students preparing for college. Work with the school counselor to set up a display that features useful books, pamphlets, and other information along with key websites.
To visit the website, go to