Useful Links


Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.


Create and obtain your FSA ID with the Department of Education.


Get an early estimate of your federal financial aid eligibility.

Maryland Higher Education Commission Office of Student Financial Assistance

Information about scholarships and other aid programs available to Maryland residents.

An exhaustive resource that provides plain-English explanations of how to get a loan or scholarship and walks you through the process of filling out application forms that can be excruciatingly complex. It also has a financial aid calculator which estimates how much for which you are eligible.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

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 all Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of the Title IV aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.

You can use this website to make inquiries about your Title IV loans and/or grants. The site displays information on loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses, and disbursements.

The NSLDS Student Access web site is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Student Clearinghouse

Offers service to student to track their student loans and obtain verification for their in-school status.


A free scholarship search database with more than 600,000 listings.

Central Scholarship Bureau

Founded in Baltimore, CSB helps students in central Maryland realize their academic and professional goals through interest free loans and grants for college.

Selective Service System

For men between the ages of 18 and 25 who must register with Selective Service.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

To retrieve income tax returns and additional tax information.

Ombudsman Office, U.S. Department of Education

This office of the Department of Education helps resolve disputes and solve other problems with federal student loans.