It’s never too early to start thinking about your higher education. Navigating the application and financial aid process can be tricky, but there are plenty of great resources to help in your planning. I have included links to websites that will help to guide your process. Also, there are many supports within your community. The counselor at your school and the admissions office at schools where you are interested in applying are great places to start.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL STUDENT ASSISTANCE:
This page walks prospective students through the application process for Federal Student Aid (FSA), and includes all relevant forms and guides on how to complete these forms. Also contains other alternatives for funding your education.
FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS:
Looking for opportunities to fund college or to gain invaluable career experience? This section provides links to federally sponsored scholarships as well as fellowship and internship programs with federal agencies.
LOAN CONSOLIDATION & REPAYMENT:
You are out of school and faced with repaying your student loans. In this section please find forms as well as links to federal loan consolidation programs and federally sponsored programs that offer help with loan repayment.
GEORGIA UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES:
This section provides information on Georgia's institutions of higher education.
Other Links of Interest
- US Dept. of Education
- Parents' Guide
- College Savings Plan Network (state "Section 529" plans)
- Tax incentives for higher education expenses
- U.S Department of Education
- No Child Left Behind
- Georgia Department of Education
- The Congressional Black Caucus
- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus
- The Office of Post Secondary Education