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Financial Aid




 (for students attending any college - 2-year or 4-year, or trade school)


The FAFA submission window opened on October 1, 2016!


The FAFSA, officially known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the form that families fill out to apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study funds for college students. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides more than $150 billion in student aid each year.



STEP 1. Create an FSA ID:

SETP 2. Complete the FAFSA with a parent:


To apply for federal student aid, you need to complete the FAFSA® 

Completing and submitting the FAFSA® is free, and it gives students access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.

Types of Aid:
Student aid generally fall into these four categories


Grants: Free funding based on financial need

  • Cal Grant
  • Pell Grant

Work Study: On campus job included as part of financial aid package


Loans: Money that must be repaid

  • Subsidized
  • Unsubsidized

Scholarships: Free funding based on requirements (often merit).

GENERAL INFORMATION – links to: scholarships, grants, loans, graduate aid – information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school – this site’s mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable

SEARCH ENGINES AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS – create a profile and let fastweb do the research for you – mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college – information for college students to stay financially informed – educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels – free website where you learn which colleges want you, before you apply – free college scholarship search and financial aid information – provides information and resources for your scholarship search – free source for $11 billion in merit aid scholarships from 1,000s of colleges – complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors – scholarship information for Latino students – provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) – The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) – provides Native students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities – Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance – awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board – connect with scholarships and learn about colleges