Online Financial Aid Resources

U.S. Department of Education

Federal Student Aid

A valuable resource for information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school


Use this form to apply for federal financial aid. 


The FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and can serve as you legal signature.

U.S. Dept. of Education

The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most federal assistance to higher education.

Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group

The Ombudsman is where individuals can turn after trying other ways to resolve a federal student loan problem or dispute. 

Office of Inspector General

Office of the Inspector General (to report identity theft that affects your federal student aid).

State of Connecticut

Board of Regents for Higher Education

The Board of Regents oversees the CT State Community College, Universities (CSCU), and Charter Oak State College.

Connecticut Office of Higher Education

This office has oversight for financial aid programs funded by the State of Connecticut. They also help students learn about and find ways to pay for college.

Other Government Resources


An independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.

U.S Dept. of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook (information on careers and their earning potential)

Federal Trade Commission

Information on scholarship scams and how to avoid them

IRS Tax Transcripts

You may order tax return transcripts using either the "Get Transcript Online" or "Get Transcript by Mail" options.

IRS Information Center for Education Tax Benefits

There are a variety of tax credits, deductions and savings plans available to taxpayers to assist with the expenses of higher education.

My Money

This website is a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission designated to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans.

Social Security Administration

Contact SSA to get or replace a SS card or to update citizenship status on SSA's records.

Veterans Affairs

Department of Veteran's Affairs website for veteran education benefits information

National Credit Bureaus



Trans Union

Other Web Resources


The nation's largest free scholarship search engine

Scholarship America

Dollars for Scholars (a free scholarship service)


Non-government site that offers a comprehensive source of financial aid information

CT Students for a Dream

Undocumented students are encouraged to seek scholarship opportunities from an active list of scholarships.