Federal Student Aid launches new, mobile-optimized site: StudentAid.gov

If you’re a student thinking about college or career school or a borrower already in repayment, the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid has launched some exciting new tools to help you through the financial aid process.

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  1. StudentAid.gov is a new website that provides straightforward and easy-to-understand information about planning and paying for college. The site combines content and interactive tools from several ED websites. 


    StudentAid.gov offers more than just information in an easy-to-read format; it also features videos and infographics to help answer the most frequently asked questions about financial aid. 


    As a mobile-optimized website, StudentAid.gov is fully accessible on tablets and smartphones. StudentAid.gov's new look was tested with students, parents and borrowers, and we will continue to make improvements and updates based on your feedback.  

  2. Some New Features
  3. Income-Based Repayment Calculator: If your student loan debt is high but your income is modest, you may qualify for the Income-Based Repayment Plan (IBR). To find out whether you might be eligible to repay your loan under IBR, use our new IBR calculator.
  4. Videos:  We've developed videos to help make the financial aid process easier to understand. We'll continue to roll out new videos and update our playlists on the Federal Student Aid YouTube channel.
  5. Overview of the Financial Aid Process
  6. Infographics: Our infographics, like the one below, will help you understand what steps you need to take to get money for college or career school.
  7. Social Media

    In addition to StudentAid.gov, Federal Student Aid has also launched Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to offer you alternative options to learn about the student aid process.
  8. The official Facebook page of ED's office of Federal Student Aid:  www.facebook.com/FederalStudentAid 
  9. @FAFSA: The official Twitter account of ED's office of Federal Student Aid: twitter.com/FAFSA
  10. The official YouTube channel of ED's office of Federal Student Aid:   www.youtube.com/FederalStudentAid 
  11. Learn More at #AskFAFSA Office Hours

    If you would like to learn more about these new resources, @usedgov will be interviewing @FAFSA on Twitter on July 25th at 6pm ET to highlight some of the helpful new features that are available. Whether you're just starting to think about college or career school, currently enrolled or in the repayment process, we encourage you to join the conversation. 

    Here's how it works: 

    - Have suggestions or questions about the new resources that are available? You can start submitting them on Twitter today. Be sure to include the #AskFAFSA hashtag in your tweets. We’ll continue to take questions throughout the week and during the live event.
    - On Wednesday, July 25th, at 6pm ET, follow @usedgov & @FAFSA or the #AskFAFSA hashtag on Twitter to join the conversation. Suggestions and questions are encouraged!
    - Can’t make the live session? A summary of #AskFAFSA Office Hours, including the full Q&A, will be posted on Storify and the ED.gov blog following the event.
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