Important Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA

All students seeking federal student aid are required to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a free and quick method of determining whether you are eligible for any federal financial aid to help pay for your education.

The first step in applying for financial aid is to Fill out your FAFSA. If you have any questions or would like assistance with your application, please contact one of our financial aid officers at 908-222-0002 ext. 555.

Loan Assistance

Contact the Financial Aid Department directly for information and assistance related to the following:

  • Student Loan Status
  • Student Loan Cancellation
  • Loan Disbursement Amounts and Dates

* Only the AIMS Financial Aid Department can provide this information.

Federal Student Aid Assistance

Contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or visit the websites listed below for additional information regarding federal student aid.

The TDD number for hearing-impaired individuals is 1-800-730-8913.

Create an FSA ID
www.fsaid.ed.gov/sa/

How to Pay for College
www.collegecost.ed.gov

www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources/parents

FAFSA Application
www.fafsa.ed.gov
www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov

Tax Information
www.irs.gov

Student Loans and Grants
www.studentloans.gov
www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/

Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov

Entrance / Exit Counseling
www.studentloans.gov

Selective Service
www.sss.gov

Scholarships
www.fastweb.com
www.naacp.org

 

Students who are planning to apply for a Direct Consolidation Loan should first contact the Loan Consolidation Information Call Center at 1-800-557-7392 with any questions.

Loan Servicers

A loan servicer is a company that administers your federal student loan. Some of the responsibilities of a loan servicer include disbursing funds, collecting payments, and providing assistance to student loan borrowers. For questions related to loan repayment, deferment, and forbearance, you should contact your loan servicer.

To access information about your federal student loans and your loan servicer, please log in to My Federal Student Aid.

The following companies are loan servicers for federally held loans:

Aspire Resources Inc. 1-855-475-3335
CornerStone 1-800-663-1662
ESA/Edfinancial 1-855-337-6884
FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA) 1-800-699-2908
Granite State - GSMR 1-888-556-0022
Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. 1-800-236-4300
MOHELA 1-888-866-4352
Navient 1-800-722-1300
Nelnet 1-888-486-4722
OSLA Servicing 1-866-264-9762
VSAC Federal Loans 1-888-932-5626

Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group

If you have an ongoing problem or dispute regarding your federal student loan that you have been unable to resolve, then you can contact the Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group. The Ombudsman Group is dedicated to helping resolve disputes related to federal student loans.

To contact the Ombudsman Group for assistance, please complete the Ombudsman Assistance Request Form. You can also request assistance via the following methods:

Postal Mail


 
U.S. Department of Education
FSA Ombudsman Group
830 First Street, N.E., Mail Stop 5144
Washington, D.C. 20202-5144
Phone
TDD
1-877-557-2575
202-377-3800
Email fsaombudsmanoffice@ed.gov
Fax 202-275-0549

The Ombudsman Group can only help resolve disputes related to federal student loans. If you have a problem or dispute regarding a private loan, please contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

 

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