The links below provide helpful information about planning for college and the financial aid process.
Federal Student Loan News
For the most recent and most accurate information about federal student loan programs, visit www.studentaid.gov. Here you will find information about the status of the Biden-Harris Debt Relief plan, the student loan payment pause, and more.
Financial Planning Worksheets (2022-2023)
These worksheets will help you estimate your costs, organize your resources, and determine the amount of loans needed for the year.
Learn more about several federal tax benefits related to education expenses.
This page provides instructions to obtain proof of your enrollment at Drake University.
U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens must complete the FAFSA to apply for need-based assistance and/or federal student loans.
This comprehensive site by the U.S. Department of Education provides a wealth of information and resources for students from preparing for college all the way to managing/repaying student loans.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has developed a tool to help turn your finanical aid award notification into a plan to pay for college.
Drake University has partnered with GradRead to provide a free digital platform where you can learn about topics like money management, credit, employer benefits, and more--all at your own pace from any device!
This non-profit organization provides free information, assistance, counseling, and support to college-bound students and their families as they plan for college and apply for financial aid.
The Iowa College Student Aid Commission administers state of Iowa funded scholarships and grants. This website also contains valuable information about career planning, college preparation, and applying for financial aid.
An IRS Tax Return Transcript (not Tax Account Transcript) may be needed to verify information student or parent information reported on the FAFSA.
Review a list of scholarship aggregators that can aid you in your search for available scholarships.
Find organizations offering assistance to students who need help paying their utility bills.