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Resources for Students
This page collects many of the vast resources the federal government has made available online to help students with questions regarding federal financial aid; government internship, fellowship and volunteer opportunities; and research tools. 

If you need further assistance with a problem you are having with the Department of Education, please contact my Hamilton office at (609) 585-7878 or my Whiting office at (732) 350-2300.

Student Loan Information

Learn About Federal Student Aid Programs
Learn about the federal financial aid programs available to help pay for higher education.

Apply for Federal Student Aid
In order for any student to receive federal financial aid, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed.
A comprehensive information portal providing answers to your questions on education, career, government, travel, community service, and financial aid.

Sallie Mae
Sallie Mae is the nation's leading provider of student loans and have extensive online resources to anwers questions from planning for college all the way through to managing your loans post-graduation.

Loan Consolidations
Learn about loan consolidations and apply for one online.

Student Loan Defaults
What to do if you have defaulted on a federal student loan.

Internships and Fellowships

Congressman Chris Smith's Internship Program

White House Internship Program

Supreme Court Judicial Internship Program

Supreme Court Fellows Program

Department of Justice's Legal Internship Program

Student Opportunities at the CIA

FBI Internship Program

Secret Service's Student Volunteer Service

Department of State Internships

USAID Internships

USAID's Fellowship Program

National Security Agency (NSA) Student Programs

NASA's Student Opportunities

Smithsonian Institute's Internship Program

National Park Service Internships

Internships and Fellowships at the Library of Congress

Volunteer Service Opportunities

Volunteering is an excellent way for young Americans to gain valuable work experience and give back to their communities at the same time.  The following links will give you more information on volunteer opportunities with the federal government.
Search for volunteer opportunities at any of 13 partner agencies, all in one place.

USA Freedom Corps
President Bush created the USA Freedom Corps to foster an American culture of service, citizenship & responsibility. Learn more about the USA Freedom Corps here.

Discover national service opportunities with AmeriCorps. When you complete your AmeriCorps service, you will be eligible for an education award to cover costs for college and vocational training - both past and future expenses.

The National Mentor Program
When you become a mentor, you can change a child's life. Through this site, you will discover volunteer opportunities for yourself or find a mentoring program for a young person you care about.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Student Volunteer Program
The VA voluntary service program allows students to explore health care career options and offers scholarship opportunities to student volunteers who help provide care for our nation's veterans.

The Teach for America Program
Teach For America is a national corps of recent college graduates of all majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to ensure that all children have an equal chance in life.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
Similar to the Teach for America Program, the NHSC's mission is to assign physicians and other health care providers to serve in communities with shortages of health professionalsin return for scholarships and student loan repayment programs.

Peace Corps
Volunteer with the Peace Corps and make a difference in the global community.

Research Resources

The Library of Congress Internet Legislative Information System. Updated daily, it provides a searchable database for information about all bills passed in recent sessions of Congress, bills pending in Congress, and House and Senate floor speeches and debates recorded daily in the Congressional Record.
Search the entire federal government from one site.

The National Archives Online Research Room
While only a small percentage of the Archive's material is digitized, their web site offers tools and guides to help you locate these documents.

FedWorld Information Network
A searchable database of federal information.

The Government Printing Office
Provides free, searchable electronic access to a wealth of important information published by the federal government. The information provided on this site is the official version of government documents.

The World Factbook
Produced by the CIA, this website includes country profiles and reference maps.

Obtain a Federal Document
If you cannot find the federal document you are looking for online, you can request certain documents via email or phone.

The Library of Congress's Researchers Tools Web Site
This page contains information and tools provided by the Library of Congress to assist researchers.