Financial Aid for College

Financial Aid Scholarships

Learn about college financial aid, including financial aid
eligibility, how to apply for financial aid, how to get the
most financial aid, and how to evaluate financial aid awards.

Get Started with Financial Aid

What Is Financial Aid?

Debunking Myths About Financial Aid

How Grants Help You Pay for College

Scholarship Basics

Scholarships and Merit Aid Offered by Colleges

How Work-Study Works

Federal Education Loans

Stafford Loans: The Largest Student Loan Program

How to Qualify for Financial Aid

How Colleges Calculate Your Financial Aid

Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

What You Need to Know About Financial Need

How Student and Parent Assets Affect Your Financial Aid

How Student and Parent Income Affect Your Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Independent Students

How to Get Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Why You Need to File the FAFSA

CSS PROFILE and Other Aid Applications

Common FAFSA Mistakes

Tips for Your Financial Aid Forms

Key Financial Aid Milestones

Getting the Best Financial Aid Awards

What’s in a Financial Aid Award?

How Colleges Award Financial Aid

Improve Your Financial Aid Eligibility

How Outside Scholarships Affect Financial Aid Awards

How to Compare Your Financial Aid Awards

Scholarship, Grants, and Award Sites

Fast Web

FastWeb is without argument one of the leading free scholarship services.
It’s not a search  engine, and it’s much more than a database, it’s more
akin to basic project management tool.

Financial Aid Scholarship Experts is a free subscriber scholarship search service
that entered development  in 2000. Users complete the online profile,
so that scholarships can be “matched” to the appropriate personal data.

College Financial Aid was launched in 1998 and competes with FastWeb
for top placement in search engine results. Again, users must enter a
personal profile to login and begin using the search service, but the
interface is up front and simple.