Websites that Contain Useful Information About Financial Aid
The U.S. Department of Education has created a website dedicated to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. It contains frequently asked questions, student and employer certification documents and a PSLF fact sheet. It also specifies that FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA) is the servicer for PSLF loans.
What is the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program?
Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans after they have made 120 payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) provides students and parents with concrete information and advice about finding and applying for financial aid.
Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.
The U.S. Department of Education Direct Loan website provides detailed information about the Federal Direct Loan Program including borrower rights and responsibilities, repayment and loan consolidation information.
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. This website provides detailed information on all of your FFELP, Direct Loan and Perkins Loan history.
While not specific to financial aid, you may find these resources helpful:
- THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet is maintained by the Library of Congress and enables users to view the full text of all signed and pending legislation pertaining to any subject, including student financial aid.
- Chicago Reader Apartment Finder is a resource if you need to find an apartment in the Chicago area. This online apartment hunter, maintained by the Chicago Reader, allows you to search by neighborhood, price or apartment size.
- The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) website will help you get to where you need to go. It includes information on city and suburban train and bus schedules, route maps and fares.
Search Databases for Private Sector Funding
There are several search databases on the Web which can assist you in locating scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans available through the private sector. Remember, you should never have to pay for such search results. Start by exploring:
Because credit is the main component in a private loan approval, you may want to obtain a copy of your credit report for yourself. You can contact any of the credit bureaus listed below in order to obtain that information:
Important Financial Aid Information
DePaul University participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program and receives Title IV federal loan aid for its students. As a condition of this participation and to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (“HEOA”), DePaul has instituted a Financial Aid Code of Conduct
to ensure the integrity and compliance of its administration of student loan programs.