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Financial Aid Information

 

FINANCIAL PLANNING & SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES

Studentaid.ed.gov
General Scholarship Information

Finaid
The most complete financial aid site on the Internet. Take your time and explore the many options carefully.

Fastweb
"The Internet's largest free scholarship search"

e-Scholar
e-Scholar website provides all students (high school and higher), parents, and career professionals information on different educational opportunities offered by Federal Government departments and agencies, or partnering organizations.

Lunch-Money.com
Quickly search by state, by sport, or by religion and more or complete a comprehensive profle to generate a personalized list of scholarships.

College Board's Online Scholarship Search
Find scholarships, loans, internships and other financial aid programs that match your educational level, talents and background.

Scholarships.Com
Compare your information to a database of over 600,000 college scholarship awards.

UCLA's Scholarship Resource Center
Free Scholarship Search Service Page

FreeSch
Free scholarship information service.

Mach 25
CollegeNet's search provides a simple and fast way to find college scholarships.

NCAA Athletic Scholarships
Each year, the NCAA awards more than $1 million in scholarships to deserving students who have participated in college athletics and/or are pursuing an athletics related career.

National Center for Learning Disabilities "Anne Ford Scholarship"
$10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Scholarships for Hispanics
The National Education Association and Hispanic Press Foundation Launch Hispanic Scholarship Web Site.

Hispanic Scholarships
Through a grant to the Hispanic College Fund, The Sallie Mae Fund will offer college scholarships to Hispanic youth who are the first in their family to attend college.

Network of Indian Professionals Scholarship
You must be a high school senior or junior with strong academic credentials and demonstrate financial need.

 

Mapping Your Future
Information to help plan a career and pay for the education. It is sponsored by a group of guaranty agencies who participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

How College Financial Aid Works
Examine how you can use college financial aid -- from scholarships to work/study jobs to student loans -- to help pay for that all-important education

Financial Aid Forum
Login and submit a question to The U.S. News college forum. Or just browse through to learn from the questions others have posted.

MSN's College Saving Plan
Step by Step college financial planning.

US News Financial Aid Site
Financial Aid & Planning Information

College is Possible
"Help in understanding the student aid process"

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
Profile online application. Some colleges require the Profile for nonfederal student aid funds.

EStudentLoan
Compare loans and lenders.

Student Loan Funding
Student Loan Resources.

Educaid
Answer a few simple questions, and you will get a customized report of what Federal and private loans you're eligible for.

Sallie Mae
A financial services corporation that specializes in funding education.

Mapping Your Future Online Loan Counseling
The purpose of the online session is to help you to understand your rights and obligations as a student loan borrower.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
NASFAA is an association of colleges, universities, career schools, and others with an interest in the effective administration of student financial aid programs.

Financial Aid Resources for Students With Disabilities
PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat) includes a list of grants and scholarships and also provides extensive information about how a student with a disability can apply for funds through the regular financial aid system.

College Cost Calculator
Find the annual costs of any four-year college or university in the United States. You may search by school name, state, or both.

Educational Testing Service
College Costs -- A Field Guide

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator
College Board's Calculator: Your share of college costs is called the Expected Family Contribution, or EFC for short. Estimating your share helps determine how much you'll need from other sources, such as financial aid.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator
FinAid's Financial Aid Estimator: This form is used to prepare an estimate of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and financial need.

College Board Financial Aid Comparisons
Understand your award letters & compare your aid awards

US News Financial Aid Comparisons
Use their work sheet to compare financial aid packages from four schools.

 

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
State and federal financial aid programs for New Jersey Students. This is the most comprehensive financial aid information site on the Web for New Jersey students.

Federal Student Aid
A new Web site that offers hundreds of pages of student-aid information. Students can read about the application process for financial aid and use a calculator to determine how much they need to save for college.

Tuition Aid Grant Award Estimator
This is an ESTIMATE of average award values for eligible, full-time recipients.

NJClass Loan Information
Low interest loans NJ residents can take wherever they go.

FAFSA on the Web
Use this online form to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid over the Internet.

FAFSA Pre-Application Worksheets (PDF)
Complete the worksheet prior to filling out the online FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. Because the order of the questions on FAFSA on the Web is different than the paper FAFSA, it is important to complete the Pre-Application Worksheet prior to completing the online application.

Completing the FAFSA
an introductory publication for students provides instructions on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) either online or on paper.

Register for FAFSA Pin
The FAFSA PIN serves as your identifier to let you access your personal information in various U.S. Department of Education systems. It's like the Personal Identification Number that you get from your bank that enables you to access your account.

FAFSA School Codes
Search for the Federal School Codes.

Student Financial Assistance
The Student Financial Assistance Programs are the largest source of student aid in America.

Funding Your Education 2003-2004
General information about the U.S. Department of Education's federal student financial aid programs.

The 2003-2004 Student Guide
Financial aid guide from the Department of Education.

Office of Postsecondary Education
Financial Aid for Students

Students.Gov
Student gateway to U.S. government information for students.

Managing the Price of College
This handbook shows how families in various income groups manage to pay for college.

NJBEST
The New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust (NJBEST) program is the State of New Jersey's affordable and convenient college savings program.

NJBEST-"savingforcollege.com Review
Internet Guide to 529 Plans rates the NJBEST Program



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