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Appendix A: Sources of Additional Information

AwardYear: 1994-1995
Edition: PostSecondary
SectionTitle: Appendix A: Sources of Additional Information


Toll-Free Information

For information on any of the federal student financial aid programs
discussed in this Handbook, you or your students may call the --

Federal Student Aid Information Center
1-800-4 FED AID (433-3243)

TDD (1-800-730-8913)

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday

Please note that the INFORMATION CENTER cannot accept
collect calls.

The INFORMATION CENTER provides the following services:

- Help in completing the application

- Help in understanding and correcting a SAR

- Checking on whether a school participates in the federal
student aid programs

- Explaining who is eligible for aid

- Explaining how federal student aid is awarded and paid

- Explaining the verification process

- Mailing publications

The Information Center can also give a high school student a rough
estimate of the student's eligibility for student aid, based on the
income of the student's family, the number of family members,
family members in college, the kind of school the student wants to
attend, and the student's marital status.

To check on the status of an application, or to request a
on 301-722-9200.

THE CENTER is not able to --

- Make policy

- Expedite the Federal Pell Grant application process

- Discuss a student's Federal Pell Grant file with unauthorized

- Change a student's file without written authorization

- Influence an individual school's policies

The student's initial source of information on federal student aid
should be the Student Guide (SEE "USEFUL PUBLICATIONS" IN
THIS APPENDIX), the instructions in the application booklet, the
high school counselor, and the postsecondary school financial aid

Useful Publications

The Student Guide 1994-95-- A free booklet giving application
information and describing the U.S. Department of Education's
major financial aid programs. Individual copies will be available in
January from:

Federal Student Aid Information Center
P.O. Box 84
Washington, D.C. 20044

School Shopping Tips -- A guide to choosing a school carefully.
Suggests things to look for when choosing a school and a career.
Available from:

Federal Student Aid Information Center
P.O. Box 84
Washington, D.C. 20044

Higher Education Opportunities for Minorities and Women --
Annotated Selections 1991 Edition -- Although designed primarily
for minorities and women, many of the listed opportunities are for
all students. In some instances, information is provided on loans,
scholarships, and fellowships. Available from:

Federal Student Aid Information Center
P.O. Box 84
Washington, D.C. 20044

Need a Lift? -- The 42nd edition (1993 issue) contains a survey of
educational opportunities, careers, loans, and scholarships.
Available for $2.00 from:

The American Legion
National Emblem Sales
P.O. Box 1050
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206

Paying for Your Education: A Guide for Adult Learners -- A 160-
page booklet available for $7.95 from:

College Board Publications Orders
Box 8896
New York, New York 10101-0886

Preparing Your Child for College: A Resource Book for Parents --
A booklet that provides information on the academic and financial
preparation necessary for college. Copies are available free from:

Consumer Information Center
Department 6534
Pueblo, Colorado 81009

Make it Happen! -- A step-by-step guide to college for students in
grades 8 through 12. Available for $1.00 from:

Higher Education Information Center
Youth Programs Department
330 Stuart Street
Suite 500
Boston, Massachusetts 12116

Last Modified: 02/19/1998