College Access Advising

Send more students to college

ED Print and Online Resources

Free resources from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid are available to provide high school counselors, educators, students, and their families with support at critical steps on the path to college.

There are countless resources on the web intended to make it easier to get to college. Here are some of the most trusted and useful sites.

Designed for Counselors

FAFSA Completion Data Tool

FAFSA Completion Data Tool

Available on, this new tool can help individual high schools accurately track the number of their students who have submitted and completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit the FAFSA Completion by High School tool for regular updates throughout the year.

The Financial Aid Toolkit provides federal student aid information and outreach tools for counselors, college access professionals, nonprofit mentors, and others.

Designed for Students and Families is the website from Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education. The site offers a comprehensive look at how to make the most of higher education, from preparing for it to paying for it.

College Navigator

College Navigator

Visit College Navigator for help reviewing education options by institution type or by degree, diploma, or certificate offered. The site also provides information on tuition, fees, and other expenses for individual colleges, as well as the amount of financial aid that each college awards to its students.

Order FSA Publications

Visit the FSA website to order publications. For the appropriate institution ID number, contact FSA's customer service at (800) 392-7084 or

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