Financial aid and student loans
Learn about programs that help you pay for college.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Federal Student Aid offers grants, loans, work-study, and more to help you pay for college or career school. Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply.
Types of student financial aid
There are many ways to get help paying for college or career school. Options include grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study.
Estimate your college cost
Online tools and calculators can help you estimate how much a specific college will cost. Knowing that helps you compare schools more accurately and choose the best one for you.
Get started repaying your federal student loan
It is important to have a plan for repaying your student loan before the payments begin. Learn how to make your payments on time while keeping the cost manageable.
COVID-19 student loan forbearance (pause)
The Department of Education’s COVID-19 student loan forbearance program is ending. On September 1, 2023, interest resumes, and payments will be due beginning in October 2023.
Resolve student loan payment problems
If you are struggling to repay your student loan, contact your loan servicer. Not paying your student loan has serious consequences. Learn how to get your payments back on track.