Oakland Community College
Resources & Scholarships

Financial Aid Internet Links

www.ed.gov - U.S. Department of Education (Student Guide, FAFSA)
www.fastweb.com - Scholarship Search
www.wiredscholar.com - Scholarship Search
www.students.gov - Gateway to the Federal Government
www.nasfaa.org - National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
www.finaid.org - Financial Aid Information Page (includes scholarship searches)
http://mappingyourfuture.org - A Guide to careers, schools, and financial aid
www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid - Michigan Department of Treasury Student Financial Aid
NSLDS - National Student Loan Data System home page (student loan information, including entrance and exit counseling)
www.collegeispossible.org - A resource guide for parents and students

Federal Financial Aid Information

FAFSA on the Web - Complete your FAFSA online at this site.

PIN Site - Apply for the U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN) on this site.

Student Aid Home Page - This site is the gateway to U.S. Department of Education information and services for students.

Loan Information

Alternative Loans Overview and Comparison Page
This site provides a comparison of the various alternative loan programs including, origination and other fees, interest rates and a Loan Analyzer Calculator, and co-signer requirements.

Borrower's Guide to Defaulted Student Loans
Information concerning what you should do if your student loan is in default.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
The U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. It receives data from schools, agencies that guaranty loans, the Direct Loan program, the PELL Grant program, and other U.S. Department of Education programs. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of federal loans and PELL grants that are tracked through their entire cycle; from aid approval through closure

Military and Veterans Assistance

Financial Aid for Veterans and Their Dependents
A comprehensive guide to financial aid for veterans and their dependents.

Oakland Community College Veterans Benefits
Provides an explanation of the educational benefit programs available to veterans and their dependents.

U.S. Government Sites

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
A guide to applying for citizenship, lawful permanent residency, family- and employment-related immigration, employment authorization, asylum and refugee status, replacement immigration documents, and foreign student authorization.

U.S. Department of the Interior
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Education Programs, provides information on grant programs for undergraduate and graduate education for Indian students.

U.S. Selective Service System
Students who are required to register with the Selective Services may register online at this site.

U.S. Social Security Administration
Answers are provided to frequently asked questions about obtaining Social Security numbers and cards.

Comprehensive Financial Aid Information

FinAidĀ© The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid on the Web
Links to numerous sources of information about student financial aid, including free online scholarship search databases. Extensive information is provided about known scholarship scams, how to recognize scams and how to report them.

International Education Financial Aid
Extensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students planning to study in a foreign country. Also provided is information about financial resources for international students.

Credit Basics

Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number
How to protect yourself from identity theft, and how to report that someone else is using your social security number.

Your Credit Scores
An explanation of credit scores, how they are determined, and why they are important.