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Informational Sites

FAFSA on the Web
Using FAFSA on the Web helps eliminate some of the paperwork involved with applying for financial aid. Applications on the Web are totally safe, convenient and easy to use. Complete instructions are at the site and help is always available. However, sometimes questions arise while completing the FAFSA. If you have a question that isn't addressed within the site or regarding FHSU's specific policies, feel free to contact our office. If you want to begin exploring your financial aid options and get an early start on the financial aid process, FAFSA4caster is for you! By using FAFSA4caster, you and your family will receive an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid. This Web site provides you with an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the financial aid process, become familiar with the various types of federal student aid that are available and investigate other sources of aid, such as grants and scholarships.

Student Guide
This publication describes the different types of Federal Financial Aid, aid eligibility and addresses some special circumstances. (Note: The Student Guide is published by the U.S. Department of Education and outlines general financial aid policies. Specific policies can vary between educational institutions.)

Kansas State Treasurer
Learn about the Kansas Post secondary Education Savings Program. (Note: Regulations and details for this program are currently being finalized by the Kansas Legislature. Please visit the web site to learn about the latest legislative changes to the program.)

Making College Affordable: An Online Guide for Hispanic Students
Dedicated to helping Hispanic students navigate the often-challenging world of college affordability, financial aid and scholarships.
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U.S. Department of Education Sites

Students and parents can use their U.S. Dept. of Education FSA ID at these sites. You can request an ID at the FSA Registration web site.

Department of Education
Receive any type of information about the federal programs.

National Student Loan Data System
View a history of federal student financial aid received.

StudentAid.gov
Federal interagency web portal that provides students and their families with a single point of access to useful information, resources, and services, both government and non-government.

Direct Loan Servicing
Enable a Direct Loan borrower to view or update information about a Federal Direct Student Loan.
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Miscellaneous Financial Aid Sites

Financial Aid Information Page
This site is one of the most comprehensive financial aid sites on the web. It includes up-to-date information, various financial aid calculators and discussion groups.

SALT
SALT is a free, online resource that helps students finance a higher education, manage any debt, and build money skills. Fort Hays State University has teamed with the nonprofit organization American Student Assistance to offer this free program for all students and alumni.

Scholarship Search
An FHSU compilation of scholarship resources on the web.

On-line Selective Services Registration
All males 18 years of age or over are required by law to register for Selective Service. This is also a requirement that must be met in order for financial aid to be awarded. (This is optional - not required - for females over 18.)

List of Title IV School Codes
A Title IV School Code is needed in order for the FAFSA to be completed. FHSU's Title IV Code is 001915.

Budget Planning
FinAid®'s custom calculators can help you figure out how much school will cost, how much you need to save, and how much aid you'll need.

Cash Course
Free online personal finance help for students.

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