College Board Online

Brought to you by the standardized testing folks, this site provides information geared to both students and financial aid staff. For students, the scholarship search program is located at

Your "One Stop Shop" for Federal Direct Loans -- complete Entrance & Exit Counseling, sign your Direct Loan Master Promissory Note, manage your loans, make online payments, download deferment forms.

FAFSA on the Web

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

FastWEB Scholarship Search

A free scholarship search resource. Begin by entering data about yourself and course of study to create a scholarship mailbox.

Federal Student Aid ID

The FSA ID, comprised of a username and password, is used to log in to student- and borrower-based websites, including the FAFSA, to manage/create your FSA ID, go to

FinAid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

A good starting point and general resource for financial aid information, including loans, grants, scholarships and work. Look here for lists of answers to frequently asked questions about financial aid, tips on how to avoid scholarship scams, and general information on financial aid policies and procedures.

Direct Consolidation Loans

Here you will find what borrowers need to know about Direct Consolidation Loans.

Selective Service System

To be eligible for Wisconsin State Financial Aid, male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. 

Social Security On Line

Find your nearest Social Security Office & find out what you need to do to request a new social security card.

Student Aid Portal

A Federal Student Aid website to help students from elementary school on through graduation from college.

Student Loan Records offers you secure online access to your federal loan records.

Understanding the American Opportunity Tax Credit

Understanding the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit

The Lifetime Learning credit is a tax credit available to individuals who file a tax return and owe taxes. This means the amount of the credit is subtracted from the taxes your family owes, rather reducing taxable income like a tax deduction does.

U.S. Department of Education

General information about federal programs for education, including aid for post-secondary study. Provides details of federal aid programs, such as the Pell Grant, Perkins Loans, and the Direct Lending Program.