FINANCIAL AID SITES AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET >
The FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION PAGE
This is a very useful site for all kinds of financial aid information. Listed here are a number of scholarship and grant search sites, information and myths about financial aid, a list of related phone numbers, newsgroups and mailing list links, lists of grants and contests, and information about study abroad and exchange programs.
Additionally, there are a large number of government related sites, including college profiles and codes for most colleges which are needed to apply for a Federal Grant (also called a Pell grant), as well as information about your personal finances, admissions, college planning and links to many other related pages.
This site also has links to a group of related 'free' documents which could be of interest to parents or students seeking financial aid.
This site also has links to four different scholarship search engines.
FINANCIAL AID FASTWEB
THE FAST WEB FINANCIAL AID SEARCH
Is a site which allows you to maintain a post office box, input your criteria, (where you plan to attend college, in what major, etc.) and the site will periodically update your mailbox when it finds a grant for which you may be qualified. Fastweb is accessed by more than 20,000 students daily.
This is another scholarship search site which you can search on line. This database contains "over 8,000 programs, offered by approximately 1,500 agencies, representing about 25 million dollars."
MACH 25, and EXPAN also search the web for grant based on different criteria which you input. There is also a search engine expressly for Canadian citizens. You can access these search sites fronm the first site on this page.
The newsgroups at Dejanews provide a large resource for those who have access to the web to discuss common financial aid problems and share opportunities, problems and information with others interested in similar topics. A wide range of financial aid discussion goes on here. Access the Dejanews service at (http://www.dejanews.com)
US NEWS & WORLD REPORT
US NEWS FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION PAGE
-Has an excellent web page devoted to Financial Aid. They have an assortment of tools and information including their exclusive report on "Best Value" Schools.
This site also contains worksheets, a financial aid overview, lists of federal and state aid sources as well as a section on private aid.
There is a form attached which allows you to send away for a package which contains information about applying for aid, applications, and Stafford loans.
GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS AND HELP FOR YOUR FAFSA - (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
If you're not sure if you qualify for financial aid, or need some help figuring out loan costs, savings growth, insurance needs, or an estimate about what you may qualify for in Federal and State Aid check the page authored by Mark Kranowitz. He has supplied calculators which can help you with all these estimations. Go to
PETERSON'S COLLEGE INFO SITE...
Peterson's, http://www.petersons.com/resources/finance.html the well known publisher of many publications related to education has an extensive web page. The page not only has financial aid information,but also areas for K-12, College & Universities, Graduate study, jobs, Summer programs, distance learning, testing and assessment as well as other related subjects. They also have a glossary of financial aid terms which can be useful to the novice financial aid applicant and their family when researching financial aid for the first time. Links are provided to resources for students and those who work in the field.