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Paying for Higher Education


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Application for Federal Student Aid 2013-2014
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Application for Federal Student Aid 2013-2014
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Application used to apply for federal, state and institutional grants, work-study and loans.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Certificates: A Fast Track to Careers
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Certificates: A Fast Track to Careers
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Certificates are nondegree awards for completing an educational program of study after high school. Students typically finish these programs in a relatively short period of time to prepare for a specific occupation.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Choosing a College: 8 Questions to Ask
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Choosing a College: 8 Questions to Ask
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Booklet with eight questions to ask that will help you avoid pitfalls when choosing the right college for you.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Federal Student Aid Grant Programs Fact Sheet
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Federal Student Aid Grant Programs Fact Sheet
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Brief descriptions of the major federal student aid grant programs.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Federal Student Aid Loan Programs Fact Sheet
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Federal Student Aid Loan Programs Fact Sheet
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Compare benefits of getting a federal student loan rather than a private one. Learn about the available federal student loan products.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Federal Student Aid for Adult Students
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Federal Student Aid for Adult Students
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Reassures adult students that they can receive federal student aid regardless of age or credit rating. Provides information about how to apply for federal student aid, important deadlines, types of aid available, tips about going to or returning to college, reducing education expenses, and resources for finding more information about careers, admissions testing, accreditation, and more.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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For Servicemembers: Tackling Student Loan Debt
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For Servicemembers: Tackling Student Loan Debt
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Servicemembers: You have options for lowering your student loan interest rate, reducing your monthly payments now and possibly qualifying for loan forgiveness after 10 years. Learn the steps.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Funding Your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid August 2013
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Funding Your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid August 2013
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Provides a description of Federal Student Aid programs and the application process. Readers will find information on federal student aid as a source for funding postsecondary education, and know where to go for more detailed information.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Funding Your Graduate Education: Sources of Information
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Funding Your Graduate Education: Sources of Information
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Federal student aid accounts for the largest percentage of aid received by graduate and professional students. Learn about types of federal student aid, eligibility criteria, and repaying student loans.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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My Future My Way: First Steps Toward College
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My Future My Way: First Steps Toward College
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Workbook that provides information for middle and junior high school students about how to go to college and how to pay for education beyond high school.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Paying for College: Strategies to Afford Higher Education Today
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Paying for College: Strategies to Afford Higher Education Today
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A guide to affording higher education. Describes ways to plan for college expenses before enrolling and how to finance higher education. Also offers tips for money management before, during, and after college.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Scholarships for Military Families
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Scholarships for Military Families
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Learn about scholarships available to military families.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Smart Saving for College: Better Buy Degrees
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Smart Saving for College: Better Buy Degrees
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Provides information to help students save and invest wisely for college. Explains 529 Plans, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, Savings Bonds, and more. (Previous item number: 509Y)
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Student Loans
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Student Loans
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Describes common student loan types and gives tips on spotting potentially deceptive claims or practices
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Your Federal Student Loans: Learn the Basics and Manage Your Debt
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Your Federal Student Loans: Learn the Basics and Manage Your Debt
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If you are thinking about getting a federal student loan, are in the process of obtaining one, or already have one, this booklet will help you understand the federal student loan process and help you make informed financial decisions.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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