In reference to smart people i am trying to go to college, with that said i need money. I am trying to figure out where exactly i can get a student loan but i seem to be finding a bunch of affiliation websites (go figure) SOO if there is anyone on this forum that currently resides in Orlando,FL and has had experience with this.. could you possibly help a brother out by directing me to the right location of where i can get some money for college? i think i can do it online or in person i just do not know where so i thought i would turn to you guys because i figure there are a hell of a lot of smart people on this forum and you guys might have some useful information...btw sorry if i put this in the wrong thread... My Options: Student loan Financial Aid - pell grant...did i spell that right? Government Grants - if there not the same as above... ...any others i missed? I am currently already out of high school (19 yrs old) but im stuck between Student Loans or Financial aid... lol i feel stupid because i do not really know the difference between the two besides one giving you a check and the other going to school...I have already filled out a FAFSA application and i got a response but i am not sure what it means. I went to my Counselor at the College i am trying to attend and she sent me to a Financial director who told me i had to fill another one out for (2009 - 2010) go figure... because this year will be over soon and that it will mean i might be accepted for more pell grant... I am leaning more towards a Student Loan because id rather have the money in my hands, not that ill be stupid with it, it would just serve as a fund for my car and other resources so i direct my full attention to school and my career... If i can get any responses or help regarding this that would be great, if not ill understand... cguru: Thanks in advance, sorry it was such a long post.