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Loan Forms & Resources

Entrance Counseling (for Stafford loans)

Master Promissory Note (for Stafford loans)

Direct Parent PLUS Loan Instructions

Direct Parent PLUS Loan Request Form Generator (must be the parent of an undergraduate student)

2018-19 Direct GRAD PLUS Loan Request (must be a graduate student)

Private Alternative Loan Request

Thrivent Student Resources (student-centered debt and finance information)

Policies regarding Outside Aid

Students are encouraged to investigate other sources of financial assistance, including churches, employers, corporations, internet scholarship searches, and other organizations. A sampling of internet scholarship search options is listed below.

Students who receive financial aid are required to report to the Financial Aid Office ALL scholarships and other resources known or expected to be available to contribute to the cost of each year of school (e.g. church assistance, scholarships received at awards ceremonies, employer assistance, etc.). Failure to report these resources may result in delay in receiving funds, cancellation of awards, or the reversal of funds already received.
Whenever possible, Outside Aid is simply added to the other scholarships and grants a student receives. Unless required by other federal, state or institutional policies, no other awards will be reduced.

Scholarship Search

Thrivent Financial Scholarship Search and GradPath

    Use Thrivent’s scholarship search to find scholarships that match your demographic data, or sign up for GradPath to begin crowdfunding for your college investment.

FastWEB Scholarship Search

    Use the largest free scholarship search service on the Internet Register online, and FastWEB will respond with a list of matching award programs. Also includes interactive calculators and financial planning software.

Financial Aid Information

    Provides information and links to scholarship databases, financial aid calculators, and opportunities to “Ask the Aid Advisor.”

College Board’s Online Financial Aid Services

    Includes a scholarship search, a career search, and financial aid calculators.

CollegeNET

    Offers useful financial aid links and a powerful scholarship search engine.

Sallie Mae Financial Aid

    Online scholarship search, interactive calculators, and financial planning software.

Scholarships.com

Other Resources

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

    Find out how much you’ve taken out in student loans, as well as who your lenders and loan servicers are.

Direct Loan Consolidation

    Learn more about the advantages of student loan consolidation.

Student Aid on the Web

    Free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding your college education.

IRS Publication 970

    • This publication is the definitive guide for all tax benefits for higher education. Due to the frequent changes in tax law, we recommend that you read this publication for all the latest information.

What will I find in Publication 970? Chapter 1 explains the tax treatment of various types of educational assistance, including scholarships, fellowships and tuition reductions. Chapters 2 and 3 explains two tax credits for which you may be eligible. These two tax-deductible benefits are: The Hope Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. Chapters 4 and 12 explain ten other types of benefits. With these benefits, you may be able to take advantage of some great incentives.

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