Confused by all the acronyms? Here's a list of phone numbers and links to help you figure it all out.
- College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile/College Board
(800) 778-6888 or (305) 829-9793
The College Board's Web site provides lots of information about their particular programs and services, as well as the college and financial aid application process in general.
The largest free scholarship search service containing over 275,000 sources of funding.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
For general information and forms: (800) 433-3242
For application status and duplicate reports: (319) 337-5665
- IRS Data Retrieval Tool Tutorial
A video tutorial outlining the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval process.
Created by the University of California, Santa Barbara. Used with their permission.
- Selective Service
Individual demographic information can be entered online and submitted directly to the Selective Service.
Provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply for, replace, correct, or make changes to a social security card.
Special Program for Illinois Residents Applying to Trinity College
A unique opportunity for Illinois high school students to attend one of the oldest and most distinguished colleges in America.
The Financial Aid Information Page
A free service providing a wealth of financial aid information for students and families.
U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education's Web site is a great resource for federal financial aid information and application processing including: general application advice, Title IV school code search, direct loans, FAFSA and FAFSA Express, the Hope Scholarship, and lifetime learning credits.