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Department of Education

This web site will lead you through the process you need to complete in order for your loans to be released to the University.  You will need to sign in using your 4-digit FAFSA PIN.  If you have lost or forgotten your PIN you may request a duplicate or new one here.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

This web site allows you to apply for financial aid and make corrections or updates to your application after processing. It also gives information on financial aid programs, schools, school codes, obtaining your PIN number, etc.

Loan Counseling 

Entrance Counseling
This site gives students important information on being a borrower, and is required even if a student has received federal Stafford or Direct student loans at a previous college. Federal Stafford student loan applications at Heritage University cannot be certified until borrowers have completed the initial loan counseling/entrance interview requirement. 

Exit Counseling
This interview gives all the information required by federal regulations for student exit counseling, including an exit counseling online session. Detailed information includes: repayment options, capitalization, loan repayment rights and responsibilities, money management tips and cautionary advice about defaults.  Exit counseling is required post-graduation.

Other Helpful Links

Scholarships:  Search engines that may assist you in finding scholarships.
Fastweb, The WashboardCollegeAnswer

Teach Grant
This site will provide you with Teach Grant information. 

Financial Aid Calculators 
This valuable web site has calculators for loans, interest, college costs, and expected family contribution (EFC).

Higher Education Coordinating Board 
"This web site is designed to place information about state colleges and universities, financial aid, and other issues at your fingertips."

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 
"Good News for Students! With the rising cost of tuition, students may need all the breaks they can get. Here are some tax breaks that may help."

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) 
"With this web site, NASFAA provides information on the financial aid process and directs you to some of the more important and helpful financial aid guidance on the Web."

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
"NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations."

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
"You can use the web site to make inquiries about your Title IV loans and/or Pell grants. The site displays information on loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses, and disbursements."

Selective Service
If you are male, use this web site to obtain information about your registration status with the Selective Service.

Student Guide to Financial Aid
"This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the Web. It's comprehensive, it's informative, it's objective -- and it's the first stop on the Web for students looking for ways to finance their education."

U.S. Department of Education
This web site provides information to students regarding financial aid, scholarships, and other valuable resources.

Washington Education Foundation (WEF) 
Information web site of the Washington Education Foundation