The US Department of Education maintains numerous online resources to help you understand and plan for student loan debt.
A good place to start is the Federal Student Aid website.
Here are some helpful quicklinks:
Financial Awareness Counseling Tool
Studebt Loan Debt Collection Assistant
Forgiveness, Concellation and Discharge
For links to various brochures, videos, tools, fact sheets, click here >
OTHER FEDERAL RESOURCES
Interested in consolidating your loans? See the US Department of Education: Loan Consolidation site.
The Federal Trade Commission provides a guide to deceptive student lending offers and how to avoid them.
If you are having serious problems with your federal student loans, you might contact the FSA Ombudsman. In addition to assistance, they offer tips for dealing with your loan servicer.
To find out who is servicing your loan, use the National Student Loan Data System.