Resources for Aid Professionals

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Editor's Pick  Application to Participate in Federal Student Aid Programs
Postsecondary institutions can use this to apply for designation as an eligible institution, for recertification or change in ownership, to make an address change or update other information, and more. GO >
Editor's Pick  Conference Registration
Information for financial aid professionals seeking schedules, locations, accommodations, and registration materials for upcoming financial student aid (FSA) conferences. GO >
Editor's Pick  Direct Loan Consolidation School Services
Who is eligible for federal direct consolidated loans? What are the consolidation requirements? What is my school's role in consolidation? What are the benefits to borrowers? How does consolidation affect a borrower's loan limits and my school's default ratio? How do I demo the exit counseling session? GO >
Editor's Pick  Common Origination and Disbursement (COD)
Financial aid administrators, servicers, or other officials can use this site to perform a variety of functions related to student/award/disbursement data for the Pell, Direct Loan, and Campus-Based programs. GO >
Editor's Pick  e-Payments Grant Administration and Payment System
Electronic payments system for grantees and contractors of the Department of Education. GO >
Editor's Pick  Training for Financial Aid Professionals
Find schedules, agendas, and registration instructions for current training courses and workshops offered by the Federal Student Aid programs. GO >
Editor's Pick  Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Library
Financial aid professionals can use this online library to find information on technical publications, regulations, and policy guidance for the administration of federal student aid programs. GO >
Editor's Pick  National Student Loan Data System for Financial Aid Administrators
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the database of information about loans and grants awarded to students under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965. It provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants during their complete life cycle, from aid approval through disbursement, repayment, delinquency, and closure. GO >
Editor's Pick  Postsecondary Education Participants System Information Gateway
Find information on eligibility, certification, demographic, financial, review, audit and default rate data about schools, lenders, and guarantors participating in the Title IV programs. Accessible only if you are an employee of the Department of Education, a state department of education, a guaranty agency, a state licensing agency, or an accrediting agency. GO >
Editor's Pick  Schools Portal
News, calendar of deadlines and events, training, notices of proposed rulemaking, listservs, publications, data, self-assessment tools, and other information related to Federal Student Aid. GO >
Editor's Pick  Student Aid Internet Gateway Enrollment
Apply to join the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG), check enrollment status, print enrollment signature documents, download SAIG software, and use other services relating to SAIG. GO >
Editor's Pick  Student Aid Publications and How to Order
Complete list of publications on student financial aid. Includes publications for high school students, counselors, colleges, student aid professionals, outreach, and technical reference materials. GO >
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