Outside Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -  This is required to determine your eligibility for federal aid programs. 

This site allows you to see an example of the seven easy steps to complete a FAFSA.

Parents and students may read the FAFSA Tips and Common Mistakes to avoid.

FAFSA4caster is a useful site for estimating your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to determine financial need.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) - Students may access this site to review financial aid history. You must have a Federal PIN in order to access your data. 

Fastweb offers tools and resources for students and parents on over a billion scholarship programs. 

This site offers information on the FAFSA Application.

This is the US Department of Education's Federal Student Aid site.

The Financial Aid Information Page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid, including financial aid estimators and calculators.

The US Department of Education's website has news, information, and other helpful features.

The National Association of Student Financial Aid website offers a host of data for parents and students.

Alabama Career Information Network  offers resources for students, parents, educators and counselors regarding education and career planning.

Selective Service System - If you are a male (U. S. Citizen) ages 18 to 26, to be eligible for financial aid programs you must be registered with Selective Service. It's the law.

Tax Benefits Guide - This page provides information about the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, including the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit (not to be confused with the Georgia Hope Scholarship), Lifetime Learning tax credits, and deductible student loan interest.

National Student Loan Clearinghouse - This site provides Enrollment Verification and Loan Deferment Services.

Bureau of Indian Affairs - This site offers information about Native American Higher Education Grants for undergraduate and graduate students.

Americorps - Americorps is a national service program that helps communities cope with need and problems ranging from disaster relief to tutoring.