Resources

www.finaid.org : This is probably the most comprehensive financial aid site on the web. It includes several free scholarship searches and an informative article on how to spot a scholarship scam. It also has information on loan options, savings plans, military aid, forms and deadlines.

www.ed.gov/finaid.html : Get the information straight from the source. The U.S. Department of Education website will always have the most up-to-date news on federal policies and programs.

www.fastweb.com : The largest, most accurate, and most frequently updated scholarship database online. It includes a free scholarship search, personalized scholarship matching, and a side-by-side college comparison.

www.fafsa.ed.gov : To apply for student financial aid from the federal government, including the Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, Stafford Loan and work-study, you will need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is no charge for submitting this form. The FAFSA is also required by all state and many school student assistance programs.

https://profileonline.collegeboard.com : The CSS Profile is required by many private colleges and universities to determine your eligibility for non-government financial aid, such as the institution's own grants, loans and scholarships.

www.collegequest.com : This website will help students find the schools that best fit their preferances. It includes a database of 4200 colleges and matches students based on over 70 different data points.