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Online Resources & Contacts

This resource is designed to help you create strategies for using your award. Please contact us if we can assist you in understanding the material in this resource. If you have questions regarding your own loan or school accounts, please contact those organizations directly. If you have questions regarding your My AmeriCorps account or national service forbearance, please contact the National Service Trust.

National Service Trust
National Service Trust is available to assist members through the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677 or https://questions.nationalservice.gov. Payment requests can be submitted through the member’s My AmeriCorps account at http://my.americorps.gov.

These online resources provide additional valuable information:

Official Web site
The AmeriCorps Segal Education Award Web site includes vital information on issues like loan forbearance, the effect of the education award on taxes, and how the award applies to financial aid. The information is dense but extremely useful, and members can benefit from browsing the site and finding the information that applies to their individual situations.

My AmeriCorps Sign Up
If you don't already have an online account to manage your award (including requesting forbearance) you can sign up at this site. If you are currently serving, you can sign up as soon as your enrollment paperwork is processed.

AmeriCorps Alums
The AmeriCorps Alums Web site provides a list of schools that reward present and past national service participants and other resources and opportunities. You don't have to be an alum to join. Registration is free, and you'll find education award resources at this link.

Title IV Schools
You can find whether a specific school is Title IV (and eligible to receive your award) through this online resource. If you'd like to browse schools by state and country, download the Federal School Code pdf that's available on this page.

FinAid.org
A terrific place to learn more about paying for school and repaying loans. The site provides excellent resources on Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). Also included is an Income Based-Payment Calculator that shows you how much you might save (or not save) through these programs.

Direct Loans
To take advantage of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, you'll need Direct Loans. You can consolidate your existing loans into Direct Loans at this site. (You don't need Direct Loans to qualify for Income-Based Repayment.

Campus Compact – Public Service Loan Forgiveness
This program has created a thorough service-oriented resource on PSLF.

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