Department of Education - Education Loans

If you are looking for information on student financial aid or have an existing student loan for which you are looking for repayment information, the resources below address some of the more specific questions about financial aid, defaulted student loans, and loan consolidation.

I hope the resources below will be helpful to you in your search for information.

If you are having a specific problem in trying to resolve your student loan repayment or are having a problem finding the status of your federal student loan and need assistance, please print out my Authorization Form and fax or mail it to my office.




Student Financial Aid Guide

Student Financial Aid Guide
Guides students through the process of locating and applying for financial aid.

Student Financial Aid
U.S. Department of Education
FSA's Financial Aid for Students Website
The Student Guide 2004-2005
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Website
FSA Publications on Student Aid
GovLoans - Education Loans
Career Colleges and Technical Schools - Paying for your Education
Students.Gov

Other Resources
Veterans GI Bill
IRS Tax Information for Students
International Education
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Scholarship Scams

Student Loan Repayment Difficulties
If you have trouble making your education loan payments, immediately contact the organization that services your loan. You might qualify for a deferment, forbearance, or other form of payment relief. If you have already contacted your loan servicer(s) and are still unable to resolve an issue, you might wish to contact the FSA Office of the Ombudsman to help you and the loan servicer communicate better.

Relevant Links
Repaying Your Student Loan
Direct Loan Website
Direct Loan Servicing Online
Difficulty Repaying Resources
Deferment and Forbearance Forms
Addressing Your Defaulted Student Loans
Student Loan Default FAQs
FSA Ombudsman

Loan Consolidation
A Consolidation Loan allows you to combine all the federal student loans you receive to finance your college education into a single loan.

Relevant Links
Direct Consolidation Loans
Checklist Tool for Consolidation
Loan Consolidation Tips