We recommend that those interested in financial aid read through the Department of Education’s guide Funding Your Education. This guide is a good general introduction to federal financial aid.
You may also find your answers to general aid questions by visiting the Department of Education’s student aid website.
Finaid.org is a privately run site with easy to digest information on all things financial aid, including private loans and scholarships. The site also includes a selection of financial aid calculators (budget calculators, loan calculators, interest calculators) to support your planning needs.