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Financial Aid for Students

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnIf you need help paying for college, technical, or career school, check out the options you may be eligible for from the federal government and other sources. Learn why federal student loans are generally preferable to private loans, and how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền , student loans, and work-study programs through to help pay for college or career school. Use the to access them.

You can also earn about other financial aid programs and ways to pay for school.

Am I eligible for Federal Student Aid?

for federal student aid include:

  • Financial need

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnBeing a U.S. citizen or an

  • Remaining in good standing on any federal student loans you have

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnBeing in or accepted for an eligible degree or certificate program

  • Maintaining adequate academic progress

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHow do I apply for Federal Student Aid?

  1. account if you’re going to submit your FAFSA online or track its status online. If you’re going to submit a paper FAFSA by mail and won’t be tracking its status, you won’t need an FSA ID.

  2. .

  3. Know what happens . This includes:

    • Learning how to correct or update information on it.

    • Finding out how and when you’ll get your aid.

Know the Deadlines for Submitting the FAFSA

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnThe federal deadline for submitting the FAFSA for the 2021-22 school year is June 30, 2022. 

  • The federal deadline for submitting the FAFSA for the 2020–21 school year is June 30, 2021. 

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnMany states and colleges use the FAFSA for their financial aid programs. .

How do I check the status of an application?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou can check the status of your FAFSA:

  • Anytime after submitting it online

  • Seven to 10 days after mailing a paper FAFSA

You can check by:

  • Going to and logging in (You must have an FSA ID.)

  • Contacting the

Who do I contact for extra help?

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnVisit the for a detailed guide listing phone numbers and other ways to reach experts about federal student aid, FAFSA, loans and loan consolidation, and more.  

How do I complain about Federal Student Aid?

  • File a complaint or share feedback online through the .

  • Learn how to handle . For more help with disputes, contact the .

Get a Student Loan

When you are exploring ways to pay for college, career, or technical schools, you may think about taking out a student loan—money you borrow to help you cover your education expenses and that you must pay back with interest.   

Types of Student Loans

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnStudent loans are from the federal government (called “federal student loans”) or from private sources, such as a bank, credit union, state agency, or school. Learn the before considering a loan.

Federal Student Loans

If you need to borrow money to pay for college or career school, start with federal student loans. They’re more affordable than private loans.

Types of Federal Student Loan Programs - The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program offers four types of Direct Loans:    

  • are made to eligible undergraduate students based on financial need.
  • are made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and are not based on financial need.
  • are made to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students.
  • allow you to combine all of your eligible federal student loans into a single loan with a single loan servicer.


Eligibility - You must be enrolled at a school that participates in the school loan program, and .

How to apply - Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Watch this video to learn more about what happens after submitting your FAFSA.

Private Student Loans

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnBefore taking a private loan, make sure you need it. These loans generally are not as affordable as federal student loans and offer little repayment flexibility. Read these .

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Last Updated: March 30, 2021