The Financial Aid Information Page
This page was developed by Mr. Mark Kantrowitz, author of the Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and Science Students. According to Mr. Kantrowitz, FinAid "is a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid." This is a great site to bookmark.
The Student Guide
This is a comprehensive site designed by the U. S. Department of Education to provide current information about all of the Title IV federal financial aid programs and how to qualify for them.
Federal Student Aid ID
Students must go here to request a Federal Student Aid ID, or FSAID, for themselves (and their parents, if necessary). An FSAID is necessary before a student can electronically sign the FAFSA.
FAFSA on the Web
FAFSA on the Web is the U. S. Department of Education's site for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web.
U.S. Department of Education
This is the federal government's site for all education programs. The main page contains a link to a page which allows students to search for other school codes, as well as a number of other useful links.
The U. S. Department of Education's Student Loan Ombudsman
The SFA Ombudsman works with student loan borrowers to informally resolve loan disputes and problems. The goal of this site is to facilitate and provide creative options/alternatives for borrowers needing assistance with the following federal loans: Direct Loans-Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Student Loans, Direct PLUS Loans (for parents), and Direct Consolidation Loans; Federal Family Education Loans-Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, FFEL PLUS Loans (for parents), and FFEL Consolidation Loans; Guaranteed Student Loans, SLS Loans; and Perkins Loans.
Kentucky Higer Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)
KHEAA is the guarantee agency ESCC uses for all student loan processing. This site contains a link to KHEAA's online student loan entrance interview process, and now contains online exit counseling as well. This site enables students who are interested in applying for a Federal Stafford Loan to complete the entrance interview requirement online. Students who would prefer a one-on-one counseling session and those who have additional questions left unanswered by the online interview should contact the Financial Aid Clerk at (334) 347-2623, extension 2214 to make an appointment to see a member of the Financial Aid staff.
The National Student Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse was launched in 1993 by a cross-section of student loan industry representatives to improve student loan services for all participants in the student loan process. The student section of the site includes a link to LoanLocator, a "fast and easy way to find out who who is servicing your student loans". To find out who is servicing your student loans, click here.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is an association of over 3,000 colleges, universities, career schools, and others with an interest in the effective administration of student financial aid. The Association does not provide financial aid to students; however, with this Web Site NASFAA provides information on the financial aid process and directs you to some of the more important and helpful financial aid guidance on the Web.