Financial Literacy

Useful Financial Aid and Financial Literacy Websites:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Official site to reapply for aid each year by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

National Student Loan Data System

Lists all the types/amounts of Federal aid received while in college. Does not list private loan debt.

Loan servicing centers for students

Continuously updated federal loan servicers’ contact information at your fingertips.

FinAid

The Federal Government’s Smart Student’s Guide to Financial Aid.

Federal Student Aid

Your source for in-depth information on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

Federal Student Loans

Apply for loans, complete entrance counseling, and use the new financial awareness counseling tool!

Federal Student Loan Consolidation

For everything you need to know about Direct Consolidation Loans and for an online application.

My Ed Account

Manage your Direct Loan account on the Federal Student Loan Servicing website.

U.S. Armed Forces

If you are in the armed forces or have a family member in the service, visit this site to find out more about grants, repayment, and forgiveness options.

Annual Credit Report

Lets you request a free credit report from the three major credit agencies.

Credit reporting agencies: Equifax Experian Transunion

You can request reports or add fraud alerts if you are a victim of identity theft.

MyFICO

Explains what factors impact your credit score.

MyMoney

MyMoney.gov can help you learn how to save, invest, and manage your money better.

Identity Theft

The centralized government web site on identity theft.

OptOutPrescreen

Allows you to remove your name & address from the credit card preapproval lists.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

Free programs from CPAs to help you understand personal finance through every stage of life.

Financial Education in Vermont

Vermont’s Office of State Treasurer offers guidance on saving toward retirement, managing your money, protecting yourself from Identity Theft and budgeting/spending plans. Your home state may also offer similar programs.

Mapping Your Future

Free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information.

Practical Money Skills for Life

Consumers, educators, parents, students and policymakers can access free educational resources, including personal finance articles, games and lesson plans.

Young Money

“Earn It. Invest It. Spend It.”

VSAC

Grant, scholarship, and loan information; online applications; online account access; and more.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

The nation's largest financial counseling organization.

Vermont Agency of Human Services, Department of Children and Families

The Economic Services Division manages several programs to help Vermonters meet their basic needs.

Vermont Agency of Human Services Screening Tool

State website which will ask some questions about you and your family, such as basic financial information, who lives with you and some of the things you might need help with.