The following links may prove useful in understanding financial aid.
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.
Student Aid on the Web: www.studentaid.ed.gov - Department of Education's federal student aid websiteFinaid.org: www.finaid.org - A comprehensive site for all things financial aid
IRS Tax Benefits for Education: www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=213044,00.htmlMyMoney.Gov: www.mymoney.gov - MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans about financial educationFinancial Literacy: studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/financialliteracy.jsp - from the Department of Education
Parent Loan Calculator: apps.collegeboard.com/fincalc/parpay.jsp - from the CollegeBoardLoan Calculators: studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/OtherFormsOfRepay.jsp - Calculate the cost of borrowing student loans
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: www.ibrinfo.org
Tips on Choosing a Lender for a Private Education Loan: www.finaid.org/loans/privatestudentloans.phtmlFree 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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