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Resources for Students - Comprehensive, detailed information on federal student aid from preparing financially for college through loan repayment. - See fact sheets, publications, videos, and infographics on various financial aid topics. - College Navigator—Interactive website that helps students explore and compare features of different schools including programs and majors, admissions considerations, campus crime statistics, and more.

College Scorecard - Provides essential information about a particular school’s costs, graduation rates, and the average amount students borrow, all in a standardized easy to read format.

Net Price Calculator - Tool that helps students find the net price calculator for a particular school. Students can input personalized information into a school’s net price calculator in order to determine how much a school’s program may cost after subtracting any financial aid the student is likely to receive.

Financial Awareness Counseling Tool (FACT) - Interactive resource that helps students understand their student loan obligations and provides money management tips and tools.

Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) - Resource for questions about federal student aid and completing the FAFSA.

Toll-free number: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
TTY (for the hearing impaired): 1-800-730-8913
Phone number: 319-337-5665

Social Media

Counselors and mentors can learn how to leverage Federal Student Aid’s social media content at

Other Federal Resources

FDIC Money Smart - Comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. - U.S Treasury Department provides financial capability information for youth, lesson plans for teachers, and research reports about money, saving, and planning for the future.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - Provides help for making informed financial decisions about paying for college, such as how to compare financial aid offers, choosing a loan, managing money, and repaying debt.

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