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EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE

Colleges and Universities

In the United States, higher education includes two-year community colleges and four-year universities. Higher education is available to immigrants and their children.

The links below provide information about higher education, including financial aid programs, available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Profiles of Colleges and Universities in the United States
The National Center for Education Statistics provides a database that allows you to search for and compare profiles of U.S. colleges and universities. This site is also available in Spanish.


Prepare for and Pay for College
StudentAid.Ed.gov provides information on how to prepare for and select a college and how to apply for federal student financial aid. This site is also available in Spanish.


Student Loans and Repayment Plans
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provides information and resources to help you make informed decisions about paying for college and selecting the best repayment plan for your student loans.


Manage Your Student Loans
Studentloans.gov provides information on how to manage and repay your student loans. This site is also available in Spanish (click on the link in the top right corner).


Avoid Scams Related to Education and Scholarships
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides information to help consumers avoid becoming victims of scams related to education, scholarships, and finding a job. This site is also available in Spanish.


Tax Benefits for Education
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides information about the tax benefits that may be available to you if you are saving for or paying education costs for yourself or, in many cases, another student who is a member of your immediate family. This site is also available in Spanish.