Important Websites

Federal Resources 
A site designed by the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with students to help make the dream of college a reality.

Department of Veteran's Affairs 
Provides information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Allows students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

National Center for Education Statistics 
Helps students prepare for education beyond high school. Students can build a list of schools and compare them side-by-side, apply for financial aid, and plan their careers.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) 
Allows students to track their student loans.

Selective Service Registration 
Allows students to check registration and register for Selective Service.

SFA Ombudsman 
The SFA Ombudsman works with student loan borrowers to informally resolve loan disputes and problems with Stafford, PLUS, Direct, and Perkins loans. *Please note, this is not a contact for general loan questions.

Provides access to fair, free, student loan advice and dispute resolution. 

U.S. Congress  
Contact your federal legislator(s). 

U.S. Department of Education 
This government agency establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most federal assistance to education. The site provides information about the popular Student Guide to Financial Aid and how to apply online to federal programs.

State Resources

Contact your CT legislator(s). 

Connecticut Office of Higher Education
In-state programs, initiatives, reports, and publications.

Connecticut State Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority
Provider of the Connecticut Family Education Loan Program (CHESLA).

Resource for CT students and families to help plan, save, and pay for college. 

Outside Resources

Affordable Colleges Online Guidebooks
A resource for in-depth guidebooks to help students and parents better understand the challenging world of financial aid.

American Savings Foundation
An independent charitable foundation dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting education, human services, and the arts, with a special emphasis on the needs of children, youth, and families through grants to community organizations and college scholarships.

Center for Online Education
An in-depth guide to filling out the FAFSA. 

Comprehensive scholarship search engine. 

College Board
Includes an online financial aid calculator and information on scholarships.

Discover Business
In-depth financial, educational, and professional resource for business related fields. 

Dollars for Scholars
Dollars for Scholars chapters for Scholarship America mobilize support for students getting into and graduating from college. This national organization has helped more than 1.7 million students achieve their dreams of going to college.

A highly popular, customized financial aid search listing over 300 references.

Federal Trade Commission
Protects America's consumers by providing information on scholarship scams and how to avoid them.

FinAid SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
Lists a variety of grants, scholarship, and consumer information along with e-tools such as a family contribution calculator.

Mapping Your Future
A resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information. Provides free, web-based information and services.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Consumer scholarship tips for parents and students as well as financial aid tools for complete required applications.

Student Lending Analytics
A list of private loan options for undergraduates to serve schools and their students who need a focused and neutral resource for help in finding a private student loan.