The following is a valuable list of local and national resources to help you make informed decisions about financial aid, taxes, and more.
- National Student Loan Data System – Student Access
U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid (view loan and grant history).
Contact for FAFSA application questions.
COD Applicant Services (Parent PLUS Loan Borrowers) Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday Telephone: 1-800- 557-7394
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD): 1-877-461-7010 Contact for credit appeal overrides, endorser application questions, and PLUS Loan borrower issues (NOT for address changes or loan status).
Federal tax code includes numerous tax incentives for families that are planning for or currently are paying for higher education. For those who are repaying student loans, you may be able to deduct the interest on qualified student loans.
The tax credits or education credits available to you help offset the costs of higher education by reducing the amount of your income tax. Credits include: Hope Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, and American Opportunity Credit.