Resources: Education / Student Loans / Financial Aid


529 plans and investments:

  • Savingforcollege.com - compare 529 plans by state
  • Savingforcollege.com/coverdell - Coverdell Education Savings Account. The Coverdell account is an education IRA used for for college, elementary and secondary schools.
  • College Info:

  • Collegeboard.org
  • Collegequest.com
  • Collegenet.com/mach25
  • Fastaid.com
  • Tuitionpay.com
  • Southern Association of Colleges & Schools - 404-679-4512
  • AffordableSchoolsOnline.com - Accredited Colleges & Universities Ranked from the Cheapest to the Most Expensive Schools

    Distance learning:
  • Degree.net
  • OnlineMasters.org

    Refinancing student loans:
  • Loanconsolidation.ed.gov - consolidate with lower interest rate
  • Federal Aid Student Information Center - 800-433-3243

    Websites:
  • Nellie Mae - student loan financing service - 800-9TUITION
    Ask for free booklet "Be a Wise Borrower"

  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators -
    800-4FEDAID
    Info on federal, state & private forms of financial aid

  • Hope Scholarship, defaults - 800-776-6878



    Financial aid sites:

  • www.finaid.com
  • www.ecollegebid.org
  • www.braintrack.com
  • Savingforcollege.com - (529B college savings acct)
  • Collegesavings.org
  • Scholarships.com
  • Educationgrant.com
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid - 800-4 FED-AID
  • US Department of Education
  • Student Loan Problem Hotline - 800-647-8733, press #1
  • Federal Aid Student Information Center - 800-433-3243, press #1


     
    Employment/ Unemployment

  • U.S. Department of Labor - 866-4-USA-DOL  
     
  • Federal Information Center - 800-688-9889  
    Info about federal taxes and federal jobs - directs caller to appropriate federal agency by providing phone numbers; information on 401(k)s, retirement plans, and pensions  
     
  • Social Security Administration - 800-772-1213  
     
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - 800-669-4000  
     
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)  
    Advice on minority rights, legal assistance