Paying for College


  • Federal Student Aid: The Department of Education’s guide to funding for higher education

  • FinAid: A student guide to financial aid

  • Financial Aid Finder: Search for scholarships, grants and student loans

  • Nerd Wallet: Provides useful guides and resources to help you fill out FAFSA forms and qualify for federal aid 

  • Sallie Mae: A publicly traded company, Sallie Mae is the largest provider of educational loans in the US


  • CSS/Profile, short for the College Scholarship Service Profile, is an online application created and maintained by the United States-based College Board that allows college students to apply for non-federal financial aid

  • BigFuture: College Board’s college grant and scholarship search tool

  • Fastweb: A comprehensive database of scholarships. Perform a detailed search to find one that’s right for you. You can sign up to receive email updates from the site when new scholarships become available

  • Financial Aid Finder: Search for scholarships, grants and student loans

  • Hispanic Fund: Provides Hispanic high school and college students with funding resources

  • Cappex: Offers a comprehensive list of scholarships available across the US


  • Expected Family Contribution: A measure of your family’s ability to pay for the cost of college based on the information provided on your FAFSA.

  • Net Price Calculator: The US Department of Education’s online tool, available on every school’s website, will help you understand the real price of attending that particular college.

  • A resource to help families plan and save for college


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