Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance—grants, work-study, and loans—for education beyond high school. The programs we administer comprise the nation's largest source of student aid. Every year, we provide more than $150 billion in aid to nearly 14 million postsecondary students and their families. Our staff is based in 10 cities in addition to our Washington, DC headquarters.
You have many postsecondary education options from which to choose. Whether you decide to attend a four-year college or university, community college, or career school, the knowledge you gain will be of value to you for the rest of your life, no matter where you go or what you do.