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Student Aid Timeline

View key steps in the student aid process before, during, and after college.

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for Borrowers

Let us be your guide for all things student aid related. We're a great resource for money management tips, too.

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for Parents

Follow our practical advice to get your college-bound son or daughter off to a solid financial start.

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for Schools

We provide the information you need to create a default prevention plan and educate your students about student loans and debt management.

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Student Aid 101

Frustrated by the complexity of student aid, including loans? Don't know where to begin? You've come to the right place.

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How much student aid is available in the United States?

  1. $168 million
  2. $168 billion
  3. $168 trillion

2. $168 billion

Billions of dollars are available every year to help you pay for college. This aid comes in the form of low-interest loans and grants. Most students receive some form of aid.

Source: The College Board, 2009