State Higher Education Agencies

These agencies provide information on state education programs, colleges and universities, student aid assistance programs, grants, scholarships, continuing education programs and career opportunities.

For updated information, you can search the U.S. Department of Educationís database at: www.ed.gov/Programs/bastmp/SHEA.htm (The URL is case-sensitive.)

You can contact agencies by calling the telephone numbers or by visiting the Web site listed below.

Alabama
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Toll-free: 1-800-960-7773
Web site:
www.ache.state.al.us


Alaska
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Toll-free: 1-800-441-2962
Web site:
www.alaskaadvantage.state.ak.us


Arizona
Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
Phone: 602-258-2435
Web site:
www.azhighered.org


Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Toll-free: 1-800-54-STUDY
Web site:
www.arkansashighered.com


California
California Student Aid Commission
Toll-free: 1-888-224-7268
Web site:
www.csac.ca.gov


Colorado
Colorado Commission on Higher Education
Phone: 303-866-2723
Web site:
www.state.co.us/cche


Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Phone: 860-947-1855
Web site:
www.ctdhe.org


Delaware
Delaware Higher Education Commission
Toll-free: 1-800-292-7935
Web site:
www.doe.state.de.us/high-ed


District of Columbia
State Education Office (District of Columbia)
Phone: 202-727-6436
Web site:
www.seo.dc.gov


Florida
Office of Student Financial Assistance,
Florida Department of Education
Toll-free: 1-888-827-2004
Web site:
www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org


Georgia
Georgia Student Finance Commission
Toll-free: 1-800-505-4732
Web site:
www.gsfc.org


Hawaii
University of Hawaii System
Phone: 808-956-8111
Web site:
www.hawaii.edu/academics/
admissions/aid.html


Idaho
Idaho State Board of Education
Phone: 208-332-1574
Web site:
www.boardofed.idaho.gov/ scholarships


Illinois
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Toll-free: 1-800-899-4722
Web site:
www.collegezone.com


Indiana
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
Toll-free: 1-888-528-4719
Web site:
www.in.gov/ssaci


Iowa
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
Toll-free: 1-800-383-4222
Web site:
www.iowacollegeaid.org


Kansas
Kansas Board of Regents
Phone: 785-296-3421
Web site:
www.kansasregents.org


Kentucky
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
Toll-free: 1-800-928-8926
Web site:
www.kheaa.com


Louisiana
Louisiana Office of Student
Financial Assistance
Toll-free: 1-800-259-5626
Web site:
www.osfa.state.la.us


Maine
Finance Authority of Maine
Toll-free: 1-800-228-3734
Web site:
www.famemaine.com


Maryland
Maryland Higher Education Commission
Toll-free: 1-800-974-1024
Web site:
www.mhec.state.md.us


Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Phone: 617-727-9420
Web site:
www.osfa.mass.edu


Michigan
Michigan Higher Education
Assistance Authority
Toll-free: 1-800-642-5626, ext. 37054
Web site:
www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid


Minnesota
Minnesota Officeof Higher Education
Toll-free: 1-800-657-3866
Web site:
www.ohe.state.mn.us


Mississippi
Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid
Toll-free: 1-800-327-2980
Web site:
www.ihl.state.ms.us


Missouri
Missouri Department of Higher Education
Toll-free: 1-800-473-6757
Web site:
www.dhe.mo.gov


Montana
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
Phone: 406-444-6570
Web site:
www.oche.montana.edu


Nebraska
Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Phone: 402-471-2847
Web site:
www.ccpe.state.ne.us


Nevada
Nevada Department of Education
Phone: 775-687-9200
Web site:
www.doe.nv.gov


New Hampshire
New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
Phone: 603-271-2555
Web site:
www.state.nh.us/postsecondary


New Jersey
New Jersey Higher Education Student
Assistance Authority
Toll-free: 1-800-792-8670
Web site:
www.hesaa.org


New Mexico
New Mexico Higher
Education Department
Toll-free: 1-800-279-9777
Web site:
www.hed.state.nm.us


New York
New York State Higher Education
Services Corporation
Toll-free: 1-888-697-4372
Web site:
www.hesc.org


North Carolina
College Foundation of North Carolina
Toll-free: 1-866-866-2362
Web site:
www.cfnc.org


North Dakota
North Dakota University System
Phone: 701-328-4114
Web site:
www.ndus.edu


Ohio
Ohio Board of Regents
Toll-free: 1-888-833-1133
(for information specifically about Ohio programs)
Toll-free: 1-877-428-8246
(for information about other sources of financial aid)
Web site:
www.regents.state.oh.us/sgs


Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Toll-free: 1-800-858-1840
Web site:
www.okhighered.org


Oregon
Oregon Student Assistance Commission
Phone: 541-687-7400
Toll-free: 1-800-452-8807
Web site:
www.osac.state.or.us


Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Higher Education
Assistance Agency
Toll-free: 1-800-692-7392
Web site:
www.pheaa.org


Rhode Island
Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority
Toll-free: 1-800-922-9855
Web site:
www.riheaa.org


South Carolina
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
Toll-free: 1-877-349-7183
Web site:
www.che.sc.gov


South Dakota
South Dakota Board of Regents
Phone: 605-773-3455
Web site:
www.sdbor.edu


Tennessee
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Toll-free: 1-800-342-1663
Web site:
www.state.tn.us/tsac


Texas
Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board
Toll-free: 1-888-311-8881
Web site:
www.collegefortexans.com


Utah
Utah State Board of Regents
Toll-free: 1-800-418-8757
Web site:
www.utahsbr.edu


Vermont
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
Toll-free: 1-800-642-3177
Web site:
www.vsac.org


Virginia
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Toll Free: 1-877-516-0138
Web site:
www.schev.edu


Washington
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board
Toll-free: 1-888-535-0747
Web site:
www.hecb.wa.gov


West Virginia
West Virginia Higher Education
Policy Commission
Toll-free: 1-888-825-5707
Web site:
www.hepc.wvnet.edu


Wisconsin
Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
Phone: 608-267-2206
Web site:
www.heab.wisconsin.gov


Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Education
Phone: 307-777-7690
Web site:
www.k12.wy.us

U.S. Territories

American Samoa
American Samoa Community College
Phone: 684-699-9155
Web site:
www.ascc.as


Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Marianas College
Financial Aid Office
Phone: 670-234-5498, ext. 1525
Web site:
www.nmcnet.edu


Federated States of Micronesia
Federated States of Micronesia Department of Education
Phone: 691-320-2872
Web site:
www.literacynet.org/micronesia/doe.html


Guam
University of Guam
Phone: 671-735-2288
Web site:
www.uog.edu


Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
Phone: 787-724-7100
Web site:
www.ces.gobierno.pr


Republic of Palau
Republic of Palau Ministry of Education
Phone: 680-488-2471


Republic of the Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands Scholarship Grant and Loan Board
Phone: 692-625-3108
Web site:
www.rmischolarship.net


Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Department of Education
Phone: 340-774-4546
Web site:
www.doe.vi