Additional Resources

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FinancialAID.com

FinancialAid.com assists students in obtaining scholarships and school loans.


BestColleges.com

Prior-learning assessments (PLAs) award college credit, certification or advanced standing for a student’s non-academic experiences and training. Students that participate in PLA testing can use these credits as a shortcut to graduation.

While the concept of credit-for-experience is not new, PLAs have gained considerable traction in recent years due to the rising costs of higher education and the expansion of non-traditional training programs. Thousands of accredited U.S. colleges now recognize and grant credit for PLAs.

 


The College Board Scholarship Search

The College Board locates scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources that match your education level, talents, and background. Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from a database of more than 2,000 undergraduate scholarships, internships, and loan programs.


 

FastWeb

Need money for college? Use FastWeb’s free scholarship search to find information on more than 600,000 scholarships! It’s easy and free. We’ll match your background against our database of over 600,000 scholarships! And we’ll update you when new scholarships matching your background are added to our database. FastWeb is recommended by more than 3,000 colleges and 14,000 high schools. College is stressful enough. Log on to find money for college now at www.fastweb.com.


 

Financialaidtips.org

Financial Aid Tips provides students with information on various outside scholarships, essay writing techniques, and more.


 

FindTuition

FindTuition is a subscription based scholarship search service that allows users to search and manage scholarship opportunities. Users can search for national awards, school sponsored awards, athletic awards and all state and federal sponsored financial aid programs.


 

Student Aid on the Web

Student Aid on the Web is the U.S. Department of Education’s student financial aid site for 1) Finding out about the Financial Aid: for tuition tax credits, federal assistance programs, state loans, and more, and 2) Applying for Federal Student Aid; helps you pick an electronic aid application (FAFSA), so you can apply for student aid right over the Internet.  For immediate answers about federal student aid, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center: 1-800-433-3243.


 

US Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education administers several majors student aid programs, including Pell Grants and Stafford Loans, which provides over $42 billion a year to help millions of students pay for the costs of college. Whether you’re ready to apply for financial aid or just interested in more information about the federal student aid programs, this is a great starting point.


 

The Student Guide

The Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them. Also look at Funding Your Education, an introductory publication that gives an overview of the Student Financial Assistance Programs and how to apply for aid.


 

FinAid

FinAid is the SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid. This site helps you find the scholarship or loan that’s right for you, and has an easy-to use calculator for figuring out how much money you will need. This site was rated #1 Financial Aid Resource by Yahoo’s Wired Life online magazine.