“Maximize Your Dollars During Money Smart Week” blog post series from the US GPO

Money Smart Week helps consumers manage their personal finances better. We have put together a four-part series called “Maximize Your Dollars During Money Smart Week” showcasing different Federal publications to offer financial planning for American citizens.

  • Part 1 will focus on financial aid
  • Part 2 will focus on long-term healthcare planning
  • Part 3 will focus on retirement planning
  • Part 4 will focus on the U.S. Federal Government Finances

Part 1: Financial Aid planning for Post-High School Education

Are you returning to school for more education?  Or sending a son/daughter to college for specialized courses or more education? 

Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration 2017−2018 is a comprehensive workshop kit provided as a participant guide to help you prepare your financial aid application requirements, including repayment obligations for postsecondary education. This essential resource covers the FAFSA, PLUS loans, and Pell grants to provide you with the necessary paperwork required for submitting a financial aid application. High school students, parents, caregivers and graduate students may be most interested in this authoritative guidance.

Funding Your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid provides a description of Federal Student Aid programs and the application process. FREE eBook downloads of this product are available directly through the US Government Online Bookstore, and through Apple iBookstore, Barnesandnoble.com, Google Play and Overdrive. Please use ISBN: 9780160926235 to search for this eBook through these platforms. MOBI format is available for free download directly from the US Government Online Bookstore here.

Please also check out our Student Financial Aid resources and Jobs & Employment categories.

The GPO Online Bookstore – Easy Access to Federal Publications


Shop Online Anytime: You can buy eBooks or print publications —with FREE Standard Shipping worldwide— from the U.S. Government Online Bookstore at https://bookstore.gpo.gov.

Shop our Retail Store: Buy a copy of any print editions from this collection at GPO’s retail bookstore at 710 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20401, open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Federal holidays, Call (202) 512-0132 for information or to arrange in-store pick-up.

Order by Phone: Call our Customer Contact Center Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (except US Federal holidays). From US and Canada, call toll-free 1.866.512.1800. DC or International customers call +1.202.512.1800.

Visit a Federal depository library: Search for U.S. Government publications in a nearby Federal depository library. You can find the records for most titles in GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

About the authorThis week’s blog contributor is Maureen Whelan, Senior Marketing Team Leader for GPO’s Publication and Information Sales program office in Washington, DC. Maureen oversees print and digital content dissemination strategy and manages third party free and paid content distribution through platforms and vendors, such as Apple iBookstore, Barnesandnoble.com, Google Play eBookstore, Ebscohost databases, Overdrive, and ProQuest.


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