Financial Aid: Outside Resources

Access America For Students

  • Student Gateway to the U.S. Government.


  • Free, accurate and completely confidential ways of understanding college education financing via 'what-if' exercises.

Cash For College

  • A student guide to student aid programs and application procedures.

College Board

  • A national association of schools and colleges whose aim is to facilitate student transition to high education.

College Quest

  • A college search to Financial Aid.

College Scholarships

  • Information on college scholarships and financial aid, free college scholarship searches, and colleges and universities.

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards for Minorities fastWEB

  • fastWEB searches a database of more than 400,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans. fastWEB will create a private mail box in your name, compare your information to awards available and compile a list of awards in your mailbox. The search takes five to 15 minutes and is updated daily. fastWEB works for students in all disciplines, from freshmen to post-doctoral candidates.

Federal Student Guide For Financial Aid

  • The most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the US Department of Education.

FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

  • Excellent source to answer most of your questions about financial aid! Originally sponsored by NASFAA, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
  • Free Scholarship Search sites including fastWEB which has more than 400,000 entries. Check it out!

Financial Aid Need Estimator

  • A great resource for students or parents to get general financial aid calculations.

Fund Finder

  • Scholarship Search from the College Board (also, EXPAN) The College Board's FUND FINDER scholarship database, also known as ExPAN, lists scholarships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public, and private sources. The database, updated annually is derived from The Scholarship Handbook.

The Gates Millennium Scholars

  • Millennium Scholarships for Entering First -Year College Students

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) was founded in 1975 to help Hispanic-American college students complete their education. The scholarships are now available on a competitive basis to community college, undergrad-four year college, and graduate students of Hispanic background. Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000.

"Mapping Your Future" Financial Planning Module

  • Online Student Loan Counseling

National Center for Education Statistics in the US Department of Education

  • Direct link to over 9,000 colleges and universities in the United States.

Sallie Mae Scholarship SearchBuckslip English & Spanish

  • Sort scholarships by name, deadline or award amount
  • Print a calendar listing scholarships by deadline
  • Rate scholarships to prioritize
  • 3 million scholarships worth over 16 billion dollars
  • $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a lucky registrant monthly. No deadline, GPA, or essay requirement
  • Parents are eligible to enter an annual $10,000 Parent Answer Sweepstakes PLUS monthly $1,000 scholarship giveaway

  • has been helping parents and students find scholarships for over five years.

  • The Largest & Fastest Free College Scholarship Search on the Internet!

SRN Express- free web version of the Scholarship Resource Network (SRN) database

  • The SRN database lists scholarships, fellowships, and grants for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education-more than 7,000 portable awards offered by more than 1,500 organizations.

Tuition Management Systems®

  • Everything we do centers around making it easier for students and families to afford education. Our company is about more than just payment plans and loans. We want to help students pursue their dreams

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

  • Check out this fantastic financial aid page; it is full of information, tests, and fun things!

USA Fund

Or Call Toll Free at: 1 (800)537-4180

  • In the 2001-2002 academic year, the USA Fund Scholarship Program will award $1.5 Million in renewable scholarships, up to 1000 students are awarded.
  • Awarding $10 million in scholarships over the next three to five years to students facing special challenges in pursuing postsecondary education.


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