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.
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.