External Resources

The following are frequently used links for students applying for and receiving financial assistance.

FAFSA–Free Application for Federal Student Aid http://www.fafsa.gov/

FAFSA Instructionshttp://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/filling-out

FAFSA4Caster–Federal aid estimating tool for prospective students https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execution=e1s1

Federal Student Aid–Information regarding Federal student aid programs http://www.studentaid.gov/

FSA ID Web Site–Site used to apply for a Federal Student Aid ID to electronically sign a FAFSA, Federal Master Promissory Note, or review federal aid information https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

Federal Student Loans–Location to complete Federal Loan promissory notes and loan entrance and exit counseling http://studentloans.gov/

NSLDS–National Student Loan Data System houses information on an individual’s federal student loan borrowing history and student loan exit counseling http://www.nslds.ed.gov/

Federal Direct Loan Servicers–Servicers for Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Federal Direct PLUS loans Federal Loan Servicers

Iowa College Student Aid Commission–State of Iowa resource for planning, preparing and paying for college http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/

Scholarship Searches–Several search engines are available to look for outside scholarships from a variety of sources https://www.luther.edu/financialaid/prospective/additional/

IRS Student Information–Information from the IRS related to tax information for students http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Students/Student's-Page-College-Bound

IRS Publication 970–Tax benefits applicable to the costs of higher education (PDF) www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf