Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Use this site to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid on the Internet. You will complete your application on-line and use your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to electronically sign the form. You and your parent(s) must apply for a PIN number on the PIN Registration Website. This will speed up the processing of your FAFSA application. Remember to list Ferrum College’s school code as 003711 on your application as well. For those who would prefer to complete and mail a paper FAFSA to the Federal Processor, you can download that form here.
Use this tool to help complete the FAFSA and to calculate an estimate of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
Funding Education Beyond High School: Great information regarding federal aid programs such as Pell Grants, Work Study, and Stafford Loans.
College.gov: A tool by the Department of Education regarding many aspects of higher education.
The State Council of Higher Education of Virginia
Refer to this link when you want to know the latest developments in Richmond with regard to Virginia colleges, universities, and the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG).
This site offers a comprehensive source of information concerning financial aid and provides information on scholarships, loans, application processing, scholarship searches, scholarship scams, and more. The scholarship search portion can be accessed directly at www.fastweb.com. Also contains a glossary of commonly used terms.
U.S. Department of Education
This site provides financial aid resources such as The Student Guide, financial aid questions and answers, links to FAFSA on the WEB, and information about other financial aid resources.
Tuition Management Systems
Visit their web site for more information on payment options, free education payment counseling and the many ways they can help you afford education. You can also call them toll free at 1-800-722-4867.
Student Aid on the Web
Good information regarding types of aid available.
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
The U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, the Pell Grant program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or Pell grant data. Information regarding any Title IV HEA Loans that the student or parent may have received while attending Ferrum College will be submitted to NSLDS. This information is accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions deemed to be authorized users of the system.
Selective Service System
If you are male and over the age of 18, check here to see if you are registered with selective service.
Social Security Administration
Check here to confirm correct Social Security numbers.
This site describes several tax benefits for educational expenses.