Financial Aid Resources

StudentLoans.Gov Maintained by the Federal Student Aid team, this website has a wealth of information and resources for student. Find information about financial aid programs, current educational loan interest rates, loan repayment, loan forgiveness programs, financial counseling, and many other useful topics.
US Department of Education National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) This website allows you to access information on loan and/or federal grant amounts, your loan status (including outstanding balances), and disbursements made.
Internal Revenue Service Students selected for Verification of their financial information by the Office of Financial Aid may need to request a copy of their federal income tax returns. Additionally, if you paid student-loan interest or other college expenses last year, you may qualify for credits or deductions when you file your federal income-tax return.
Social Security Administration You need a Social Security number to get a job, collect Social Security benefits, and receive some other government services.
Free Annual Credit Report This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Federal Trade Commission The Federal Trade Commission is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection works for the consumer to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace. Information on credit counseling, debt management, and identity theft are just a few of the services provided on this site.

Scholarship Search Engines

College of Law and Public Service students are encouraged to research outside sources of scholarship to supplement their Financial Aid package.