Resources and Contact Information
If you need answers right away to questions about federal student aid, call the appropriate number listed below at the Federal Student Aid Information Center between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243), This a toll-free number.
The Information Center can:
- Assist you in completing the FAFSA.
- Tell you whether a school participates in the federal student aid program and that school’s student loan default rate.
- Explain federal student aid eligibility requirements.
- Explain the process of determining financial need and awarding aid.
- Send federal student aid publications.
- Find out if your federal student financial aid application has been processed.
- Request a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR).
- Provide notification of a change in your address.
- Have your application information sent to a specific school.
If your hearing-impaired, you may call 1-800-730-8913, which is a TDD number at the Information Center. Call this number for help with any federal student aid questions you may have.
ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERANS BENEFITS
The Global Warrior Center at Park University has staff available to assist you with understanding your active duty and veterans benefits. They are available to all potential and current students.
Phone: (816) 584-6530
USEFUL WEB SITES
- The Student Guide is available online through the Department of Education’s World Wide Web. The Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the Department’s Student Financial Assistance office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.
- FinAid SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid. FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning compus has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
- FAFSA on the WEB Help in completing the FAFSA is available online Through the Dept. of Education. This website explains in a series of steps how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It also explains the purpose of the FAFSA questions.
- The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid. It receives data from schools, agencies that guaranty loans, the Direct Loan program, the Pell Grant program, and other U.S. Department of Education programs. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell grants that are tracked through their entire cycle; from aid approval through closure.
- The National Student Clearinghouse, a non-profit association founded by the higher education community, streamlines the student record verification process for colleges and universities, students and alumni, lending institutions, employers, and other organizations. The Clearinghouse maintains a comprehensive electronic registry of student records that provides a single, highly automated point-of-contact for organizations and individuals requiring timely, accurate verification of student enrollment, degree, and loan data.
- A list of Title IV school codes that you may need to complete the FAFSA is available at
- eduPASS this site helps prepare international students for studying in the U.S.
Park University’s School Code is 002498