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Links of Interest

  • Student Aid - U.S. Department of Education site that explains Federal student loan documents and processes and gives information on preparing for college, the different types of aid and who is eligible, how to apply for federal financial aid, and student loan repayment. This is where you can go complete your Entrance Counseling, your Loan Agreement (MPN), and Exit Counseling. This is also where your parent can apply for a Parent PLUS loan.
  • NSLDS - National database for students to access and track their Federal Student Aid including student loans

  • FinAid - A comprehensive guide to financial aid information including types of aid, financial aid applications, and the financial aid process.  Additionally, this website includes tools for calculating college costs, college savings, student loan needs and student loan repayment.

  • FAFSA - Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, online. By completing the FAFSA, students can be considered for financial aid for college including grants, Federal student loans, and work-study.

  • FastWeb - Online resource for searching scholarships. This site matches scholarships to you based on the answers and information you provide.  This site also includes a student life guide with information designed to help you make the most out of your college experience.

  • Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID - The official website for students and parents to create an FSA ID used to sign the FAFSA. This website also provides additional information on FSA IDs.

  • The Office of the Ombudsman - The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman of the Department of Education helps resolve and solve advanced problems with Federal student loans.

  • NCES – College Navigator - A free online tool designed to assist students, parents, high school counselors and others in exploring schools and evaluating various college offerings in a side-by-side comparison.

  • VA Educational Benefits -The College of Southern Idaho Veterans Services webpage contains information about the various VA educational benefits, how to apply for them, important policies, and VA resources both on and off campus.

  • You Can Deal With it - provides on how to deal with common financial situations such as: understanding student aid, including the repayment of student loans; learning effective money management, like budgeting; and dealing with the dangers of credit cards.