• FAFSA on the Web
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Used to apply for all forms of Federal Aid and most forms of Need Based Aid.
  • Student Financial Assistance
    A source of information for students seeking knowledge on the Financial Aid process and regulations. A US Department of Education Web Site.
    Direct Lending Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Note, PLUS Loan Prescreen
  • FinAid
    A student guide to Financial Aid
  • South Carolina College Aid
    A source of information for South Carolina residents seeking college financial aid from their State.
  • Army Emergency Relief Scholarship
    For spouses of active duty Army soldiers and the widows and widowers of soldiers who have died while on active duty. This scholarship is to assist spouses in furthering their education.
  • The South Carolina Tuition Grant
    Information Regarding the Grant for South Carolina Residents who attend an SC Private College Full Time.
  • The GI Bill Express:
    A source of information of the Government Issued Military Grants and Scholarships.
  • Wired Scholar
    A search engine for Student Scholarships.
  • Broke Scholar
    Access to a searchable database of over 650,000 scholarships
  • Fast Web
    A search engine for Student Scholarships.
  • Tuition Exchange
    A Coker Employee Benefit: Attend another College at the Tuition Rate of Coker College
  • Selective Service Online
    Are you registered for Selective Service? It’s required for Federal Aid
  • National Student Loan Data System Exit Counseling
    Complete Exit Counseling.
  • National Student Loan Data System
    The NSLDS is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, loan agencies, and U.S. Department of Education programs. A student can use the web site to make inquiries about Title IV loans and/or grants. The site displays information on loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses, and disbursements. To use the web site, you will need to provide your social security number, the first two letters of your name, your birth date, and your PIN.



  • AES
    AES offers resources to students regarding budgeting, estimating your loan payments, grace period, interest savings, debt repayment, and consolidation.
  • Citi
    Citi Student Loan Corporation offers financial education on tips for managing debt and credit, and offers budgeting tools.
  • Discover
    Discover Student Loans offers a “Borrow Smart Video”, loan planner, and information on establishing and maintaining good credit.
  • Sallie Mae
    Sallie Mae offers information on understanding student costs, planning wise, investment planner, etc.
  • WellsFargo
    WellsFargo offers “Hands on Banking” that provides young adults with tips on budgeting, savings, and credit counseling.

The Ombudsman Office

The Ombudsman Office is a final resource after individuals look for help through other customer service avenues. Before contacting the Ombudsman, borrowers concerned about student loans should contact their loan holder or visit our web site for further information. Current students should contact their financial aid office first.

When contacting the Ombudsman Office, be ready to:

  • Identify the problem and the reason behind it
  • Define expectations
  • Describe actions already taken to resolve the problem
  • Supply Documentation to support your position

The easiest way to contact the Ombudsman is to file an on-line assistance request thru Other contact options are:

U. S. Department of Education
FSA Ombudsman Group
830 First Street, N. E., Mail Stop 5144
Washington, D.C. 20202-5144

Phone: 202-377-3800 (Toll) Washington DC – Financial Aid Professionals should use this number
Phone Toll Free: 1-877-557-2575 (Best used to initiate a Case)
TDD: 202-377-3800
FAX: 202-275-0549


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