About Financial Aid

Financial aid can help with the cost of college and are an important consideration for many families. Consider free financial aid options to help you pay for college before taking out student loans. Below are resources to help you learn about federal financial aid, the financial aid process and more.

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What is an Award Letter - Financial Aid

Jun 03, 2022

The Award Letter


Award letters are sent from the schools where you are accepted and details how much financial aid you will receive. Discover Student Loans explains what to expect.

What Is The Student Aid Report?

Sep 24, 2021

What Is The Student Aid Report?


A Student Aid Report comes after you send your FAFSA and is used to estimate your financial aid. Learn what's in it and why it matters with Discover Student Loans.

Your Ultimate Guide to the FAFSA

Jul 26, 2021

Your Ultimate Guide to the FAFSA


Learn what the FAFSA is and how filling it out early can benefit you and your finances as you prepare for college financial aid and student loans.

Federal Work-Study

Mar 24, 2021

Federal Work-Study


Learn more about the Federal Work-Study Program that provides part-time jobs to help students pay for their college education.

Navigating Financial Aid - Financial Aid

Oct 15, 2020

Navigating Financial Aid


Navigating the financial aid process can seem daunting whether it's your first time in college or you are a returning student. Use these step-by-step instructions to help guide you through the process.

Financial Aid Calendar - Paying for College

Financial Aid Calendar


Stay on top of important deadlines with this helpful financial aid calendar from Discover Student Loans.


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