Financial Aid Web Resources
Federal Aid Application or Renewal Application
This website explains in a series of steps how to properly complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. This website also explains the purpose of the FAFSA, has FAQs, and informs student how to report information in some unusual cases. Using this website, you can also update your FAFSA with federal tax information via the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
Financial Aid Information Page
FinAid may be the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the Web.
General Scholarship Search Tools
FastWeb, the Internet’s leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and
finding jobs during and after college.
Forms/Questions & Answers concerning the Internal Revenue Service and federal taxes.
The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) is a public corporation and governmental agency of the Commonwealth established in 1966 to improve students’ access to higher education. KHEAA administers several financial aid programs and disseminates information about higher education opportunities.
National Student Loan Data System
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell grants, which can be tracked through their entire cycle, from aid approval through closure.
Student Financial Literacy
Annuity.org has developed a student financial literacy tool that covers more broad financial topics as they apply to students. This page covers things like need vs. merit based scholarships, the intricacies of student loans, navigating your meal plan, planning for life after graduation, and more.
Guide to Financial Aid
AffordableColleges.com recently created a Guide to Financial Aid which breaks down the financial aid process from beginning to end. It covers the FAFSA, how to best find and apply for scholarships, the differences between types of financial aid, and selecting and paying back student loans.