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Financial Aid - Helpful Financial Aid Links

Financial Aid Policy Bulletin
Important Pacific College information on the financial aid application process, federal and institutional requirements, available financial aid programs, cost of attendance, Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, and financial aid policies and procedures for 2013-14 academic year.

Repaying Student Loans
U.S. Department of Education Student Aid on the Web repayment information. Includes information and links to Direct Loan web sites, repayment calculators, and Loan Consolidation.

Tax Benefits Guide
Federal tax benefits guide created by Edfund. Provides summary to help explain all federal tax benefits for college expenses (the American Opportunity/Hope Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit) as well as available tax deducations for tuition and fees.

Budget Calculator
Tuition, books, food. These expenses can add up in a hurry. Many students need help creating a budget they can live with. This interactive budget calculator provided by PHEAA makes the process simple.

Federal Student Loan Repayment Calculator
Before you borrow, it's important to have a clear idea of what your future student loan payments will be. The Department of Education's Student Aid on the Web provides interactive repayment calculators to help you estimate those costs and borrow responsibly. Bankrate also provides an interactive repayment calculator that allows you to compare all of the available student loan repayment plans.

Student Aid on the Web Information Page Department of Education federal student aid information page.

Guide to Defaulted Student Loans
This guide published by the Department of Education provides information and options to resolve defaulted student loans. If you are unable to make your student loan payments contact your student loan servicer immediately. You may want to consider Loan Consolidation to extend your repayment period and lower your monthly student loan payment. 

Default Facts and Repayment Tips
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) student loan default facts and student loan repayment tips. Student Debt Relief is also a helpful site that offers tips to ease the burden of federal student loans.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
This student access site is available for students to view their loan and grant records and obtain balance and loan holder information.

SFA Ombudsman Office
This office is available to help student loan borrowers informally resolve loan disputes and problems. The telephone number is 1-877-557-2575.

Student Gateway to the United States Government