Students and Parents:
- Pre-College Financial Planning: www.finaid.org/fafsa/maximize.phtml– Maximizing your Aid Eligibility
- Fast Web: www.fastweb.com This is an electronic free scholarship search and free online application process called E-Scholarships.
- Embark: www.embark.com
- SchoolSoup: www.SchoolSoup.com This database ($32 Billion in awards) is available to the public – free of charge. SchoolSoup professes to be both the best and the safest place for students to research scholarships on the internet. SchoolSoup now has a proprietary Careers which provides a Career Aptitude Test and detailed information on hundreds of careers.
COLLEGEVIEW SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH: www.collegeview.com provides students and parents with immediate access in the classroom or at home. College View is an exploration program encompassing databases from CollegeView with over 8100 postsecondary institutions, a comprehensive scholarship search, and information on career choices. The CollegeView program is accessible online: Log on to www.collegeview.comClick on “New User”, and complete the registration information creating your own user id and password. (Passwords are case sensitive.)You are now ready to visit the CollegeView Internet Edition anytime, anywhere. After you create your account, all you have to do is enter your name and password to begin your search.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ADMINISTRATION: Highly recommended for the latest information on financial aid, very informative for parents and students: www.nasfaa.org
PELL GRANTS: Eligibility for Federal Pell Grant can only be determined through the submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid Programs. Nominees are urged to file a 2007-2008 FAFSA at the earliest opportunity and no later than February 1, 2007. Federal Pell Grants typically are awarded to families demonstrating the greatest need. Eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant is a function of many factors, including dependency status, family income, family size, and the number of students in the family. More information is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.