Available Financial Assistance
The Office of Student Financial Aid strives to comply with the 1974 Family Privacy Act and the 2003 Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) in its handling and disclosure of sensitive student data. This office receives numerous requests for release of student information. The Director of Financial Aid provides guidance, direction, and policy interpretation regarding the release (verbal or written) of all student data.
FFEL Cancellation/Deferment Options for Teachers
If you are a teacher serving in a low-income or subject-matter shortage area, it might be possible for you to cancel or defer your student loans.
National Student Loan Data System
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is 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.
Student Loan Ombudsman
An ombudsman resolves disputes from a neutral, independent viewpoint. The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman (FSAO) will informally conduct impartial fact-finding about student complaints. The FSAO may recommend solutions, but does not have the authority to reverse decisions. The FSAO may also work to bring about changes that will help prevent future problems for other student loan borrowers. This free service is provided by the US Department of Education.