Federal Student Loan Resources

The US Department of Education maintains numerous online resources to help you understand and plan for student loan debt.  

A good place to start is the Federal Student Aid website


Here are some helpful quicklinks:

Types of Aid

How to Repay Your Loans

Repayment Plans

Repayment Estimator

Financial Awareness Counseling Tool

Studebt Loan Debt Collection Assistant

Forgiveness, Concellation and Discharge

Resolving Disputes


For links to various brochures, videos, tools, fact sheets, click here >



Interested in consolidating your loans? See the US Department of Education: Loan Consolidation site.

The Federal Trade Commission provides a guide to deceptive student lending offers and how to avoid them. 

If you are having serious problems with your federal student loans, you might contact the FSA Ombudsman. In addition to assistance, they offer tips for dealing with your loan servicer.

To find out who is servicing your loan, use the National Student Loan Data System.