Student consumer info
Scholarship Scams (US Federal Trade Commission)
Need money for college? Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams. The Federal Trade Commission cautions students on how to discover fraud.
Choosing a Career or Vocational School (US Federal Trade Commission)
Private vocational or correspondence schools that train students for a variety of skilled jobs can be good starting points for furthering your career. However, follow the FTC's advice and choose your school carefully to avoid problems.
Renter's Kit (US Dept of Housing and Urban Development)
Looking for an apartment? Know your rights and responsibilities as a renter and learn about benefits, renter's insurance, apartment search tips, helpful links, and more, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets (US Dept of State)
Before you head to your international destination, please check this site compiled by the U.S. State Department. The site links to current travel warnings, consular information sheets, and public announcements.
mymoney.gov (Financial Literacy & Education Commission)
mymoney.gov is a federal government website dedicated to helping Americans better understand their money. It offers information from 20 federal agencies about how to save, invest, and manage your money so you can achieve your personal goals.
Employment and Training Fact Sheets (US Dept of Labor)
The Dept of Labor Fact Sheets describe programs, services, and benefits available to employed, unemployed, and dislocated workers of all ages. Includes government-supported training, back-to- work, apprenticeships, grant programs, and more.
Treasury Investing Online (US Dept of the Treasury)
Check out investment options with the US Government! Buy savings bonds and T-Bills or learn more about protected securities. Here you will find safe, flexible investment options to meet your needs.
USA Services (US General Services Admin)
Get answers here! USA Services handles millions of inquiries about federal programs, benefits, or services from citizens who need answers from the federal government. By phone or online - pick your favorite way to get out of the government maze!
USA.gov for Consumers (US Federal Trade Commission)
Your "one-stop" link to all kinds of federal consumer information online. Find information by category - such as Food, Health, Product Safety, Your Money, and Transportation.
Closed School Information (US Dept of Education)
Get the facts from this Dept of Education site! You may be able to have your student loan discharged if your school closed while you were enrolled, or if it owes you a refund, forged your signature, or improperly certified your loan.
Ombudsman, Federal Student Aid Programs (US Dept of Education)
The FSA Ombudsman works with student loan borrowers to informally resolve loan disputes and problems. They facilitate and provide creative options/alternatives for borrowers needing assistance with many types of student loans.
Federal Citizen Info Center--Travel Publications
View the best travel-related federal consumer publications online for free, or purchase printed copies at the online ordering site. Brought to you by the U.S. General Services Administration.
From Here to Financial Security (Federal Citizen Information Center)
Your Map To Financial Freedom! From Here to Security is a consumer education project sponsored by Nations Bank and the Consumer Federation of America to help teach Americans better patterns of saving and investing for their futures.
Travelers' Health (US Center for Disease Control)
Important health information for all types of travelers. Search for health information on specific destinations. Find out what you need to know before you go!
Federal Citizen Info Center--Employment Publications
View the best employment-related federal consumer publications online, for free, or purchase printed copies at the online ordering site. Brought to you by the U.S. General Services Administration.
Federal Citizen Information Center (US General Services Admin)
Hundreds of the best federal consumer publications on all kinds of topics are available free on this site. View them online free or purchase printed copies at the online ordering site.
Social Security Online - for Women (Social Security Administration)
Whether you're planning a career, changing careers, or getting married, this great website can help. Search for info by your stage of life or life event, or check out the top 10 services provided by the Social Security Administration.
Hurricane Recovery Portal (USA.gov)
Find family, shelter/housing, other help, or volunteer to help with the recovery effort - this central USA.gov page puts links to the important federal and state government resources and info you need together in one place.
MISUSED - Student Consumer Info (Dept of Education)
Valuable information to help students protect themselves from identity theft, scholarship scams, telemarketing schemes, and more, including practical advice and tips on how to identify and prevent the misuse of their personal information.
Social Security Online (US Social Security Administration)
The official website of the Social Security Administration. Get answers here to questions about how to apply for, replace, correct, or change your name on your Social Security card.