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Financial literacy is an essential life skill for the 21st century. This is especially important for college students, who now have more financial choices and opportunities to be made than any generation before. The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is responding to this challenge by offering to college students and recent graduates this website that contains comprehensive, non-commercial information to help their financial decisions be informed ones. To learn more, please visit www.cashcourse.org/usicob.
Student and Borrower Webinars To better help borrowers get off to a good start in repayment and help all students make informed decisions about their student loans and their financial futures, Great Lakes offers a number of webinars for students and borrowers. To learn more, please visit www.greatlakes.org.
You have a choice of several repayment plans that are designed to meet the different needs of individual borrowers. The amount you pay and the length of time to repay your loans will vary depending on the repayment plan you choose. For more information about the various repayment plans and to calculate your estimated repayment amount under each of the different plans, please visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/.
Mapping Your Future is your free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information. Their goal is to help individuals achieve life-long success by empowering students, families, and schools with web-based information and services. To learn more, please visit www.mappingyourfuture.org.
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is 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, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data. To learn more, please visit www.nslds.ed.gov.
Truth About Credit Organization - Sponsored by the State Public Interest Groups
Your free annual credit report is available online. Need to know who has been checking your credit? Want to know who you owe? This is the place to find out.
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Inspector General Hotline
complain online: www.ed.gov/misused
Federal Trade Commission
complain online: www.consumer.gov/idtheft
Social Security Administration
Equifax Credit Bureau
Experian Information Solutions Formerly TRW)
TransUnion Credit Bureau