Federal Student Aid PIN (1998 -2015)

Federal Student Aid PIN, known as PIN to his many friends, died on May 10, 2015, after a long life of public service. Born in Washington, D.C. in 1998, PIN immediately made his presence felt across the country as he helped students complete their FAFSAs electronically on the World Wide Web. For 17 years, PIN

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By |June 24th, 2015|FAFSA, Federal Student Aid, Headlines, News|Comments Off on Federal Student Aid PIN (1998 -2015)|

Help Us Get the Word Out About Tools and Resources for Student Loan Repayment

Federal Student Aid is the largest provider of student financial aid (including federal student loans) in the country. Once it’s time for borrowers to repay their student loans, we’re also here to help with free tools and resources to make the repayment process easier. Federal Student Aid recently launched a student loan repayment campaign to […]
By |May 18th, 2015|FAFSA, Federal Student Aid, Headlines, News|Comments Off on Help Us Get the Word Out About Tools and Resources for Student Loan Repayment|

Goodbye, Federal Student Aid PIN. Hello, FSA ID!

If you’re a student, parent, or borrower and you’re logging in to a U.S. Department of Education (ED) website – like fafsa.gov, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) at www.nslds.ed.gov, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and Agreement to Serve (ATS) at teach-ats.ed.gov – you will be asked to create new log-in credentials known as the FSA ID. […]
By |May 11th, 2015|FAFSA, Federal Student Aid, Headlines, News|Comments Off on Goodbye, Federal Student Aid PIN. Hello, FSA ID!|

Student Loan Forgiveness (and Other Ways the Government Can Help You Repay Your Loans)

Here’s a question a lot of people may be wondering … Is it really possible to have my federal student loans forgiven or to get help repaying them? The answer is: Yes! However, there are very specific eligibility requirements for each situation in which you can apply for loan forgiveness or receive help with repayment. […]
By |April 30th, 2015|FAFSA, Federal Student Aid, Headlines, News|Comments Off on Student Loan Forgiveness (and Other Ways the Government Can Help You Repay Your Loans)|

How to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Everyone wants their student loans forgiven. The perception is that very few qualify. But did you know that there is one broad, employment-based forgiveness program for federal student loans? Let me break down some key points of PSLF to help you figure out if you could qualify. [ 1 ] Work in Qualifying Employment First, […]
By |April 29th, 2015|FAFSA, Federal Student Aid, Headlines, News|Comments Off on How to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness|

5 Common Student Loan Mistakes

1) Not figuring out how much you’ll need to pay each month As you’re trying to plan your life after graduation, it’s important that you know how much you’ll need to pay each month toward your student loans so you can budget your other expenses accordingly. To estimate what you’ll need to pay based on […]
By |April 24th, 2015|FAFSA, Federal Student Aid, Headlines, News|Comments Off on 5 Common Student Loan Mistakes|

Beware! You Don’t Have to Pay for Help with Your Student Loans

There are countless ads online from companies offering to help you manage your student loan debt…for a fee, of course. But, did you know that you can get help with your student loans for free? If you’re a federal student loan borrower, the U.S. Department of Education provides free assistance to help: Lower Your Monthly […]
By |April 23rd, 2015|FAFSA, Federal Student Aid, Headlines, News|Comments Off on Beware! You Don’t Have to Pay for Help with Your Student Loans|

6 Things You MUST Know About Repaying Your Student Loans

If you’re already repaying your student loans or about to begin making payments for the first time, it’s easy to get intimidated. Although you have lots of options to consider, there’s no reason to be alarmed. In just a few minutes, you can get a good handle on your student loans and who knows, you […]
By |April 20th, 2015|FAFSA, Federal Student Aid, Headlines, News|Comments Off on 6 Things You MUST Know About Repaying Your Student Loans|

4 Must-DOs Before Repaying Your Student Loans

Congratulations, Class of 2015! Your hard work paid off. You did it! There’s a lot to think about as you begin the next chapter. Let me help you with the student loan part. Here are four things you should do now, before you make that first student loan payment: Find out what you owe Start […]
By |April 17th, 2015|FAFSA, Federal Student Aid, Headlines, News|Comments Off on 4 Must-DOs Before Repaying Your Student Loans|

How to Update Your FAFSA After Filing Your Taxes

Did you submit your 2015-16 FAFSA ® before you (or your parents, if you are a dependent student) filed your 2014 taxes? If so, don’t forget you are required to return to your application to update the information you originally estimated with the updated numbers from your 2014 tax return. And, you should update your […]
By |April 10th, 2015|FAFSA, Federal Student Aid, Headlines, News|Comments Off on How to Update Your FAFSA After Filing Your Taxes|