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Financial Aid

Additional Resources

FAFSA on the Web

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA & Aid Eligibility FAQs

Commonly asked questions about FAFSA

Federal Aid First

Everything you need to know about borrowing for college

Expected Family Contribution Calculator

Use this contribution calculator to estimate how much your family will be expected to contribute, and gain insight into your financial aid eligibility.

Direct Loans

This is the homepage of the U.S. Department of Education’s Direct Loan Program.

U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid

The Department of Education will provide more than $67 billion this year, about 70 percent of all student aid, to help millions of students and families pay for post-secondary education. If you’re exploring options for paying for college, see Find Aid. You’ll learn about the various kinds of financial aid (loans, grants, and work-study), how to apply, common myths, and more.

Funding Education Beyond High School

A comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. (Available in both English and Spanish)

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

Texas Mentor: Financial Aid Overview

A guide to the private colleges of Texas. 


A guide to financial aid and scholarships for women.

The Debt-Free College Degree

Loan Alternatives: Ways to Pay for College