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Paying for College

FAFSA on the Web
U.S. Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid Web Site. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Adventures In Education — Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator
Calculator to help families plan college expenses.
http://www.aie.org/managing-your-money/finance-tools/efc_calculator/index.cfm

Adventures In Education — Scholarship Search
AIE visitors can specify relevant criteria and receive a list of matching scholarships.
http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/

Apply4Admission.com
This site is a good resource for students interested in receiving admissions and financial aid application forms from schools, colleges, and universities throughout the U.S. and the world.
http://www.apply4admissions.com/

Bob Turba’s Cyber Guidance Office
A collection of links and resources for high school students and their families, focusing on colleges, scholarship and financial aid, and career information.
http://cyberguidance.net/

BudgetPulse
BudgetPulse is free online personal finance software for managing your finances.
https://www.budgetpulse.com/

Careers And Colleges
Features scholarship and grant databases as well as a free search for colleges and universities.
http://www.careersandcolleges.com/

College Answer
Helps prepare students and families for the world of continuing education, with pointers on the entire “Going-to-College” process and interactive tools that analyze the affordability of schools, compare financial aid award letters, and search for scholarships.
http://www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp

College Board — Scholarship Database
A searchable database of scholarships, loans, internships and other financial aid programs from non-college sources.
http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp

College Goal Sunday
A free program that helps families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and find financial aid.
http://www.collegegoalsundayusa.org/

College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees
Designed to offer college-bound students, parents, and counselors easy access to information on colleges and universities throughout the United States, free scholarship and financial aid searches, SAT and ACT test preparation tips, and more.
http://www.college-scholarships.com/

CollegeForTexans.com
The Texas Financial Aid Information Center can be reached toll-free at (888) 311-8881, or you can visit the Texas Financial Aid Information Center Web site at this Web site. The Center is a joint effort of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, and the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
http://www.collegefortexans.com/

CollegeNET — MACH 25 Scholarship Database
A database of scholarships that can be searched with the user’s specified profile information; allows users to save a generated list of scholarships or even create a letter to send to scholarship coordinators.
http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

CollegeToolkit.com
This free scholarship search allows students to search through up-to-date information on thousands of scholarships (formerly Lunch-Money.com).
http://www.collegetoolkit.com/

Debt Free U
A Fresh Perspective on Finances for Young Consumers and College Students
http://www.careonecredit.com/debt-free-u/

Education Services Foundation (ESF)
A collection of resources and links related to programs that help students borrow wisely
http://esfweb.com/

FAFSA Made Easy
This free online program guides students and parents through the process of completing and submitting the FAFSA. Video clips are available in English and Spanish.
http://www.aie.org/paying-for-college/FAFSA-info-center/fafsa-made-easy-videos.cfm

FastWeb — Scholarship Search
Provides access to a database of over 275,000 scholarships.
http://www.fastweb.com/

Federal Trade Commission — Scholarship Scams
The FTC developed this alert to help families and students avoid scholarship fraud.
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt009.shtm

Financial Aid Information
Provides a wide range of financial aid information, including sections devoted to sources of aid, loans, special interests, and government and school information.
http://www.finaid.org/

Funding Your Education
An introductory publication that gives an overview of the Student Financial Assistance Programs and how to apply for aid. This site provides general information about the U.S. Department of Education’s federal student financial aid programs.
http://studentaid.ed.gov/

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF provides the U.S. Latino community college scholarships and educational outreach support programs.
http://www.hsf.net/

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.
http://iefa.org/

Mapping Your Future — Paying for School
“A guided tour of paying for school.” The tour takes you through steps you need to consider and complete when planning to pay for your education.
http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/paying/

MSN — College
Articles, tools, and advice about planning for college, choosing a college, and paying for college.
http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/CollegeAndFamily/default.aspx

Peterson’s — Scholarship Search
Peterson’s Scholarship Search asks visitors to offer a profile and then matches responses to available scholarships.
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx

Project Grad
Program provides comprehensive, cost-effective assistance to improve the academic achievement of students from low-income backgrounds.
http://www.projectgrad.org/

Scholarship Hunter
A free scholarship search site that also offers financial aid advice and application tips. No registration is required.
http://www.scholarshiphunter.com/

ScholarshipExperts.com
Free and trusted scholarship search engine. Since 2003, ScholarshipExperts has been named, “The best scholarship search tool” by Forbes.com.
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/

ScholarshipHelp.org
The goal of this Web site is to educate students about scholarship access and the necessary requirements for achieving maximum financial aid. In addition, it provides information free of charge to help students avoid scholarship scams and misleading financial aid information.
http://www.mycollegescholarship.org

StudentAwards.com
StudentAwards.com is devoted to helping high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance.
http://www.studentawards.com/

TG — For Families & Students
Student and family information and resources is provided by TG, a non-profit loan guarantor and sponsor of AIE.
http://www.tgslc.org/students/index.cfm

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation
Helps children from low-income areas reach their educational and career goals by providing mentoring, tutoring, and enrichment opportunities.
http://www.ihaveadreamfoundation.org/html/

U.S. News Education
Higher education news at U.S. News and World Report
http://www.usnews.com/sections/education

United Negro College Fund — Scholarships
The UNCF Web site contains information on thousands of scholarships and grants, some of which are administered by the UNCF.
http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarship.asp

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