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studentaid.ed.gov: Federal Student Aid

Page load speed analysis

  • 64/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    51 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.3 sec

  • Page rendered

    184 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.5 sec

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We analyzed Studentaid.ed.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 51 ms and then it took 1.5 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 25% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 80.4 kB
    Images 386.7 kB
    Javascripts 897.7 kB
    CSS 374.6 kB

    In fact, the total size of Studentaid.ed.gov main page is 1.7 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 897.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 80.4 kB
    • After minification 78.0 kB
    • After compression 16.1 kB

    HTML optimization

    HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 64.2 kB or 80% of the original size.

    • Original 386.7 kB
    • After optimization 314.4 kB

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. Obviously, Student Aid Ed needs image optimization as it can save up to 72.3 kB or 19% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 897.7 kB
    • After minification 748.3 kB
    • After compression 233.1 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 664.7 kB or 74% of the original size.

    • Original 374.6 kB
    • After minification 278.3 kB
    • After compression 48.9 kB

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. Studentaid.ed.gov needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 325.8 kB or 87% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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  • jquery.ui.theme.min.css
  • career_search.css
  • jquery.ui.core.min.css
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  • comment.css
  • date.css
  • field.css
  • system.theme.css
  • fsa_calculators.css
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  • omega-text.css
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  • omega-branding.css
  • omega-forms.css
  • omega-visuals.css
  • print.css
  • global.css
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  • logo.png
  • types_of_aid.png
  • menu-down.png
  • prepare_for_college.png
  • apply_for_aid.png
  • menu-right-hover.png
  • qualify_for_aid.png
  • manage_my_loans.png
  • forward.gif
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  • youtube.png
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  • link-right-arrow.png
  • checklist-icon.png
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  • search-scholarships.png
  • aid-circle-bg.png
  • resources.png
  • eligibility-circle-bg.png
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  • aid-5x5.png
  • applying-5x5.png
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Our browser made a total of 122 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 81% of them (99 requests) were addressed to the original Studentaid.ed.gov, 4% (5 requests) were made to Themes.googleusercontent.com and 3% (4 requests) were made to Search.usa.gov. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (389 ms) relates to the external source Themes.googleusercontent.com.

Additional info on studentaid.ed.gov

Requests

The browser has sent 116 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Student Aid Ed. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 21 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 51 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

21

Javascripts

43

Images

51

CSS

1

AJAX

116

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

25

Images

1

CSS

1

AJAX

88

Optimized

28

All

Normal result

IP address

This IP address is dedicated to Studentaid.ed.gov. This is the best domain hosting practice .

Normal result

IP Trace

studentaid.ed.gov

23.204.19.144

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

e6096.dscb.akamaiedge.net

96.6.60.115 7
CNAME

studentaid.ed.gov

studentaid.ed.gov.edgekey.net 47
AAAA

e6096.dscb.akamaiedge.net

7 Ipv6: 2600:1408:8400:581::17d0
AAAA

e6096.dscb.akamaiedge.net

7 Ipv6: 2600:1408:8400:598::17d0

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

N/A  language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Studentaid.ed.gov can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Unfortunately we cannot identify language used on the page (probably there is a mix of languages, too little text or something else), while the claimed language is English. Our system also found out that Studentaid.ed.gov main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Studentaid.ed.gov has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 70.4% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Studentaid.ed.gov that their server is also located in United States, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Student Aid Ed. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks:

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