College is not cheap. It’s an investment that yields personal satisfaction, career options, and financial rewards. More financial aid is available than most families realize, both in the form of grants or scholarships (with no payback required) and loans (that must be repaid after graduation). Check out the following links to learn more about the process.
- Federal Student Aid. A U.S. government site on getting, applying and managing government aid
- NSAFAA. Instructions on applying for financial aid
- FAFSA4CASTER. A tool to calculate your estimated Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Online application for FASFA
- CSS Profile. Another financial aid form required by some 400 colleges and other programs
- FinAid. Everything about financial aid, including scholarships, loans, saving plans and more
- FastWeb. Comprehensive scholarship site
- Sallie Mae. Nation’s leading provider of educational loans
Specific for International students:
- International Scholarship Search. Browse the awards by award type, location, country, field of study.
- International Institute of Education (IIE). Find scholarships by major, region, location in the US or by name of the scholarship program.
- NAFSA. Financial Aid for international students.
- Personal College Admissions. List of colleges offer aid for non-U.S. residents.