Education and Student Loans

BestColleges.com

Information on  7,595 Colleges, so that students can more easily find Colleges to suit their needs. Also contains other useful information for prospective students.

website: www.bestcolleges.com

Posted in Education and Student Loans, Financial Assistance, Student Loans

College Guide for Disabled Students

College resource guide for disabled students put together by BestColleges.com. Very informative guide that explains legal rights for students with disabilities (both physical and learning) as well as listing helpful web sites, apps, and software resources that are available.

website: www.bestcolleges.com/resources/disabled-students/

Posted in Disability Resources, Education and Student Loans

George Washington University Heath Resource Center

The Heath Resource Center provides is an online clearinghouse for information for individuals with disabilities on the topic of college and graduate education.  The information offered includes educational disability support services, accessing college or university campuses, career-technical schools, financial assistance, scholarships, and materials that help students with disabilities transition into college, university, career-technical schools, or other postsecondary programs.

Website: www.heath.gwu.edu

Posted in Disability Resources, Education and Student Loans

CareerOneStop

The US Department of Labor sponsors this site. It allows you to research information on salary/wages and job growth for all types of occupations and all 50 states.

Website: www.acinet.org

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Education and Student Loans, Employment

College Savings Plans Network

A free site from the National Association of State Treasurers that offers information about state college savings plans under Internal Revenue Code section 529.

Website: www.collegesavings.org

Posted in Education and Student Loans

Direct Loan Program

This government site has information about the refinancing of student loans.

Website: www.ed.gov

Posted in Education and Student Loans

Federal Direct Consolidation Loans Information Center

Government site for direct consolidation loans to refinance student loans.

Website: www.loanconsolidation.ed.gov

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. This site provides information on federal grants, loans, work-study funds and more.

Website: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Posted in Education and Student Loans, Financial Assistance, Financial Education, Student Loans

GCF Learn Free

This site is a service of the Goodwill Community Foundation that is completely free. In addition to offering computer skill courses on a wide range of software, the site offers practical, how-to tutorials on a wide variety of topics including job applications, basic life skills, and financial skills.

Website: www.gcflearnfree.org

Posted in Consumer Information in Spanish, Education and Student Loans, Employment, Financial Education

National Student Loan Data for Students

This is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid. It provides a centralized source of information about Title IV loans and grants that are tracked through their entire cycle; from aid approval through closure. This site can be used to find out what lender holds your student loan(s).

Website: www.nslds.ed.gov

Posted in Education and Student Loans