Financial Aid

Online Resources 

College Board

Provides families with a wide range of information on how to pay for college.

Educational Tax Benefits

IRS information page for Educational Tax Benefits. is the internet's largest free scholarship search.

Federal Student Aid

Official financial aid site from the U.S. Department of Education.


The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid, explains many financial aid terms, describes the different types of aid programs, and gives tips on financing your education. Financial aid calculators let you design your savings plan or estimate your college loan payments.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

NSLDS is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for federal student loans. Students may access their history of federal loan borrowing and other federal aid programs by using the PIN number (from the FAFSA). 

Private College 529 Plan 

The Private College 529 Plan offers something that no other 529 plan can; a guaranteed way to purchase tuition at today's rates at participating private colleges and universities across the country,including Butler University. You get tomorrow's tuition at today's prices, for up to 30 years after it was purchased-guaranteed.

Manage your Federal Direct Loans from this site. This includes completion of the Master Promissory Nate (MPN) and Entrance Counseling.