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There is a lot of good information about going to college and finding financial aid on the internet.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)www.fafsa.ed.gov

The U.S. Department of Education www.ed.gov

The Guide to Federal Student Aid 2017–18
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2017-18-do-you-need-money.pdf

FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid www.finaid.org
This website provides information on scholarships and financing a college education including a scholarship search.

American Council on Education www.acenet.edu

FastWeb www.fastweb.com
This website provides you with access to free college and scholarship searches.

www.petersons.com
This website will not only help you find the right school, but also provides a scholarship search engine, financial aid and scholarship information and free SAT questions.

www.collegeboard.com
In addition to its college search database, this site is loaded with information on every facet of college planning. You can register for the SAT online, make use of their online college applications, and do a free scholarship search.

www.collegeview.com
You can search for college scholarships, find the colleges with the best fit, and do a career search by logging onto this site.

www.mappingyourfuture.org
This website has information on career planning, college planning, and paying for college.

www.princetonreview.com
In addition to using their college search engine, try using their “Counselor-O-Matic” to answer any of your questions on the college selection process.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
www.jackkentcookefoundation.org

www.scholarships.com

United Negro College Fund
www.uncf.org

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Sites:
www.hsf.net

Warning: Scholarship Scams
Most scholarship programs are legitimate. Regrettably, some are scams. Remember:

  • Legitimate scholarships do not charge a fee to apply.
  • They do not call on the phone, or send an “award letter” out of the blue.
  • They never ask for your credit card number.
  • They do not offer a guarantee of an award.
  • In short, “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”
  • If you suspect a scholarship scam, tell your guidance counselor.

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