Resources on the Web

Disclaimer:   These links were compiled to help students and parents find more information about student financial aid.  The Office of Student Financial Planning at Mercer University is not responsible for their content. Further, Mercer does not make any representations or endorse the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any advice, opinion, or information provided in these links.


National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)-Information on any Title IV aid that you have received
The U.S. Department of Education
FAFSA on the Web
College Board - Online SAT Registration, SAT Test Preparation and College Planning
The Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) providing Educational Fellowships and Study Loans
Fin Aid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Georgia Student Finance Commission
Register for Selective Service
FastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB) is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet. It provides access to a searchable database of over 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans.
Peterson's Education Portal - Colleges, Graduate Programs, Financial Aid search database presents 800,000 awards from about 2,000 sources in 69 academic subject areas.

Federal Aid

Applying for Federal Student Aid
FAFSA on the Web
Federal Student Financial Aid Homepage
Federal School Code Search Page
Paying Back Your Federal Student Loan
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Direct Consolidation Loans
National Student Loan Data System Student Access
PLUS Loans (Loans for Parents)
U.S. Department of Education Home Page

Outside Scholarships

The Federal Trade Commission - Scholarship Scams Project - previously WiredScholar - Where you can turn for answers to your questions about planning and paying for college.
College Board's FUND FINDER scholarship database lists scholarships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public and private sources.
CollegeNET - Online Applications and Free Scholarship Search
FastWeb - Financial Aid Search Through the Web
GA Government Finance Officers Association - Recognizing outstanding performance in the study of Public Finance at the Undergraduate and Graduate level, and the encouragement of careers in state and local government.
Horatio Alger Association - Offers a variety of scholarship programs
International Education Financial Aid - Scholarships and Grants Search for International Students
Institute of International Education - Study Abroad Scholarships
Petersons CollegeQuest

Private Alternative Loans

(Mercer University does NOT participate in the Federal Stafford Loan Program.  All private alternative loans must be certified by the Mercer University Office of Student Financial Planning.)

Alternative Loan Lender List Click here to see a comprehensive list of lenders.

Financial Aid Calculators

Calculate Your Expected Family Contribution
Calculate Your Financial Aid Costs, Loan Payments, etc.

Direct Loan Interactive Calculators
FinAid Calculators
College Board Financial Aid Calculators

General Financial Aid Information

NASFAA Financial Aid Information for Parents, Students, and Counselors
FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
Deciphering Your Financial Aid Award Letter
College Board - Paying for College
EduPass - Financial Aid for International Students
Yahoo! Education: Financial Aid

Other Information Links

Back to College - Resources for Re-entry Students
Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Education Benefits and Services
IRS Forms, Instructions, Publications
Register for Selective Service
Student Tax Guide - offers helpful information on tax credits, deductions, and savings plans

Phone Numbers

Direct Loan Service Center: (800) 848-0979
Duplicate Student Aid Report Requests: (319) 337-5665
Federal Student Aid Information Center: (800) 433-3243
Georgia Student Finance Commission: (800) 505-GSFC
Pell Grant Information Center:           (301) 722-9200
Bursar:                                (478) 301-1111
Office of Student Financial Planning:  


(678) 547-6444

Inside GA:

(800) 342-0841

Outside GA:

(800) Mercer U