Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
There are two types of financial aid a student may receive: merit-based scholarships (based on GPA, test scores, or involvement in an activity) or need-based aid. This page is dedicated to need based aid.
- All students who seek financial aid will need to fill out a FAFSA form.
The FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.gov. A family may submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 of the applicant's senior year. Here is the address to the FAFSA web worksheet that you can fill out beforehand to speed the process along: www.fafsa.ed.gov
Some private colleges/universities will also require another form called the CSS Profile Form.www.profileonline.collegeboard.com
For schools requiring the CSS Profile Form CLICK HERE
To find out everything about federal student aid programs, go to www.studentaid.ed.gov and if you have not already, check out www.collegeboard.com for information about the current cost of college.
State Sponsored Savings Plans
For more information on state-sponsored 529 savings plans, check out www.savingforcollege.com and www.morningstar.com.
CSS Financial Aid Profile
The CSS Financial Aid PROFILE is available online at www.collegeboard.com Recommendation: Submit the PROFILE online.
Be wary of services which offer to search for scholarships for a fee.
Scholarship information is publicly available. Other trusted financial aid resources:
Financial Aid Information Page www.finaid.org
CASHE Scholarship Search www.salliemae.com
Wired Scholar www.wiredscholar.com
College Board Scholarship Search www.collegeboard.com
College NET MACH 25 www.collegenet.com
Fast Web www.fastweb.com
School Soup www.schoolsoup.comScholarship Monkey www.scholarshipmonkey.com