Here’s a collection of financial aid resources that should help parents as they begin the financial aid process. Also be sure to click “Financial Aid” in the Topics list off to the side.

  • Most students applying for financial aid must complete the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Some colleges also require the CSS/PROFILE, which is the financial aid application service of the College Board. Many of the member colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award nonfederal student aid funds.

Click here for a list of schools that require the CSS/PROFILE

  • The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing nearly 70% of all student financial aid. Help is available to make education beyond high school financially possible for you or your child. The information provided here is designed to assist you in your college planning. It provides you with access to and information about the products and services that you will need throughout the financial aid process.
  • The College Board’s Pay for College section of their site is a very good introduction to financial aid.

Other Financial Aid Links:

  • FinAid claims to be the smart student’s guide to financial aid (and loans and scholarships) on the web.
  • FastWeb calls itself the Internet’s leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college and finding jobs during and after college.
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