GENERAL FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
www.fafsa.gov – The federal site to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web
www.finaid.org – The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid provides a variety of tools to help students prepare for college including understanding financial aid, applying for scholarships and managing your personal finances.
www.lifeskills.org – A free online learning program by USAFunds that offers student’s advice for managing time and money wisely, while in school and after graduation.
http://mappingyourfuture.org – Provides online resources regarding planning for a student’s future beyond high school.
www.nslds.ed.gov – The National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS) houses the federal grant & loan history of students. This is also the website where the Loan Exit Counseling would be completed.
www.pin.ed.gov – This federal site to apply for an FSA PIN. The PIN will serve as the student’s electronic signature when submitting the FAFSA. A duplicate PIN can also be retrieved through this site if the student cannot remember it.
www.studentaid.gov – The Federal Student Aid website provides you with a variety of financial aid information from preparing for college, types of financial aid and how to apply for aid.
https://studentloans.gov – This U.S. Department of Education website is where the Loan Entrance Counseling requirement would be completed; as well as, the Stafford MPN and the Parent PLUS Loan application. This site also provides additional information about the federal student loan programs, loan repayment options and loan consolidation.
DETERMINING THE COST OF COLLEGE
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ - The College Navigator site provides the opportunity to view the cost of attendance at various schools around the nation.
http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov/index.htm - The FAFSA4caster website is a tool which helps students and their families determine the types of federal financial aid they might be eligible.
https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/ - A free college planning tool provided by Sallie Mae.
http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/uhwo/finaid/npcalc/ - This Net Price Calculator provides the opportunity to view the student’s estimated cost to attend the UH West O‘ahu.
ESTIMATING YOUR EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION (EFC)
http://www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate.phtml - EFC calculator provided by FinAid.org
http://www.act.org/fane/index.html - EFC calculator provided by ACT