Maintained for Historical Purposes

This resource is being maintained for historical purposes only and is not currently applicable.

AwardYear: 1994-1995
Edition: PostSecondary
Part: Appendix A:


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 duplicate SAR you should call the Information Center 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 persons

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 administrator.

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!-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 02116

Last Modified: 02/19/1998