A wide array of informative booklets, forms, and educational materials are available as free downloads from the website Publications.USA.gov.
This updated version of what used to be known as the Government Printing Office now offers only very limited items -- some maps, for example -- as printed publications. Their materials on education include choosing a school for your child, college preparation checklists, and helping your child learn specific subjects such as math, science, and reading. Numerous publications deal with different aspects of financing a college education, including the 2011-12 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms as well as fact sheets on different kinds of government and private student loans and explanations of federal loan programs. Virtually every college requires students seeking financial aid to begin the process by submitted a FAFSA form.
This site also serves as the portal to government publications on more than a dozen other subjects, ranging from consumer protection to travel. It's worth a look.