Resources

The following links may prove useful in understanding financial aid.

RISD Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator: risd.studentaidcalculator.com - This calculator will provide you with an estimate of the net price of attending RISD.  These calculations are for informative purposes only and should not be considered an actual award or an expected award.  Funds are based on availability.

Understanding Financial Aid

Student Aid on the Web: www.studentaid.ed.gov - Department of Education's federal student aid website
Finaid.org: www.finaid.org - A comprehensive site for all things financial aid

Financial Planning and Literacy

IRS Tax Benefits for Education: www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=213044,00.html
MyMoney.Gov: www.mymoney.gov - MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans about financial education
Financial Literacy: studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/financialliteracy.jsp - from the Department of Education

Calculate Your Loan Payments  

Parent Loan Calculator: apps.collegeboard.com/fincalc/parpay.jsp - from the CollegeBoard
Loan Calculators: studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/OtherFormsOfRepay.jsp - Calculate the cost of borrowing student loans

Loan Repayment Programs 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: www.ibrinfo.org

Other Useful Links

Tips on Choosing a Lender for a Private Education Loan: www.finaid.org/loans/privatestudentloans.phtml
Free Credit Report: www.annualcreditreport.com You are entitled to a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies once a year.
National Student Loan Data System: http://nslds.ed.gov/ - NSLDS is the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) central database for federal student aid records. NLSDS tracks your loans from the time you apply until you complete repayment.

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