About This Site

FSA Partner Connect is for individuals involved in the administration of Title IV financial aid for postsecondary education. Users can explore policy and guidance in the Knowledge Center, access helpful tools, find training announcements, or link to other Federal Student Aid websites to manage Title IV program eligibility and complete aid administration tasks.

Who We Are

Federal Student Aid (FSA), an office of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At FSA, our more than 1,300 employees help make college education possible for more than 13 million students each year.

What We Do

FSA is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grant, work-study, and loan funds to students attending college or career school.

We ensure students and their families can benefit from these programs by

  • informing students and families about the availability of the federal student aid programs and the process for applying for and receiving aid from those programs;

  • developing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and processing approximately 20 million FAFSA submissions each year;

  • accurately disbursing, reconciling, and accounting for all federal student aid funds that are delivered to students each year through more than 6,000 colleges and career schools;

  • managing the outstanding federal student loan portfolio and securing repayment from federal student loan borrowers;

  • offering free assistance to students, parents, and borrowers throughout the entire financial aid process; and

  • providing oversight and monitoring of all program participants—schools, financial entities, and students—to ensure compliance with the laws, regulations, and policies governing the federal student aid programs.

Features of FSA Partner Connect

Below are the different features of the FSA Partner Connect Portal. As new functionality is added to the site, this list will be updated

  • Knowledge Center: Repository of articles about the administration of Title IV federal student aid

  • Federal Student Aid Handbook: Web-based, searchable version of the handbook

  • Training: Information about training and links to important training sites

  • Financial Aid Delivery: Information about the financial aid delivery process as well as links to sites to complete related tasks

  • Title IV Program Eligibility: Information about how schools can apply and maintain Title IV program eligibility as well as links to various sites to complete tasks in the eligibility process

  • Dashboard: A quick, top-level overview of an organization’s current operational status with call outs for the most important information

  • Student, Parent, Borrower Accounts: Simplified search functionality to access information about a student, parent, or borrower easily

  • Partner Search: Provides the ability to search and view information about a school

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