Planning tools & resources

Financial aid plans


 Preparing for school - Calculators for costs, savings and aid
Michigan Student Financial Aid  - State of Michigan resources

Federal Student Aid resources

Student Aid on the Web -
Free Application for Federal Student Aid -
 Your money


Smart About Money - Money management tips

Money management

GreenPath University - Financial tools and information - U.S. government help from 20 federal agencies
 Your credit

Credit bureaus & credit scores

Annual Credit Report - The official site for a free credit report
Equifax - One of the three major credit reporting agencies
Experian - One of the three major credit-reporting agencies
TransUnion - One of the three major credit reporting agencies
Understanding Your Credit Score - Free credit education booklets

Credit card advice & calculators - Compare interest rates; assess your credit risk
Consumer Protection - U.S. FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Reserve - Choosing a credit card

Identity theft

Federal Trade Commission - Deter, detect, and defend against identity theft
Cyber Security Tips - US Computer Emergency Readiness Team
 Your future

Career planning

Occupational Outlook Handbook - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Loan forgiveness, cancellation and discharge

Department of Education - Cancel or discharge a student loan
Income Based Repayment and Loan Forgiveness - New repayment options
Equal Justice Works - Student debt relief webinars

Loan repayment calculators

Federal Loan Repayment Calculators - For various repayment plans
FinAid! - Calculate student loan, auto loan or mortgage payments

Loan status information

Federal Ombudsman Department - Help with resolving disputes
National Student Clearinghouse - Verify current enrollment status
NSLDS Student Access - National Student Loan Data System


IRS - Internal Revenue Service
WSU 1098-T  - Information about the 1098-T tax credit