Institutional & Financial Aid Helpful Links
FAFSA on the Web
(for assistance: 1.800.433.3243)
Direct Loans – U.S. Department of Education
IRS – Internal Revenue Service
Loan Cancellation – Under certain circumstances, your student loan, or a portion of your loan, may be cancelled, forgiven, or discharged (in other words, you won’t have to repay it.)
FSA ID Web Site – create an FSA ID to access your student aid history online, to sign and renew the FAFSA and to correct your student aid report online
Repayment – Everything you need to know
SallieMae Income-Based Repayment Information (IBR) (PDF Document)
Time to Friend the FAFSA – This website provides free tips and how to videos
For general information about student aid and applying for student aid:
Federal Student Aid Information Center1-800-4-FED-AID 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 1-800-730-8913) Student Aid on the Web
For information about everything related to Direct Loan Repayment:
Borrower Services at the Direct Loan Servicing Center1-800-848-0979 (TTY 1-800-848-0983) Direct Loan Servicing Online
For information about Direct Loans: Direct Loan Web siteTrack your outstanding federal student loans: National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Web site Note: NSLDS only tracks federal student loans; you will need to track any private education loans you may have using your own records.
For everything you need to know about Direct Consolidation Loans, including an online application:Direct Loan Consolidation Center 1-800-557-7392 (TTY 1-800-557-7395) Direct Loan Consolidation Web site
Arkansas Student Loan Authority – (ASLA)
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
In 2007, Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full time in public service jobs. Under this program, you may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on your eligible federal student loans after you have made 120 payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers. Since you must make 120 monthly payments on your eligible federal student loans after October 1, 2007 before you qualify for the loan forgiveness, the first cancellations of loan balances will not be granted until October 2017.
Additional information can be found by:
Visiting the website – Click Here
Viewing the Fact Sheet – Click Here
College of Medicine
(Information provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges on financing a medical education)
Looking for help with financial planning? The links below lead to useful tools that can help you put together a plan for funding college and your future.
Budgets are often complicated, but may be easier than you anticipate.
Learning to save money!
The Student Financial Services Office cannot provide tax advice, but you may find the resources below helpful. Please consult a tax professional for your tax related questions.
IRS Tax Benefits Publication (PDF Document)
Educational Tax Benefits
Learn about the Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit and how they can save you money on your taxes.