Loan & College Info
Here at BestSchools.com we recently overhauled our FASFA guide and updated it for 2016. In the course of our research we found that most students were not aware that nearly all of them are eligible for some form of financial aid. So we decided to create a user-friendly guide that clarifies common questions, making it easier for students to have access to the support they qualify for to start or continue their education.
College Athletic Consulting Service
An organization with an extremely good track record in finding financial help for athletes and students. For a fee, this organization helps students obtain financial assistance for college.
College Board ExPan Scholarship Search
The College Board site allows students to compare financial aid awards, search for scholarships and apply online for financial aid through the College Scholarship Service.
CollegeNET, Inc. is the world's leading 'virtual plumber' for higher education internet transactions. It aggregates here, for your convenience, over 1,500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program, you save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form. Also on this site is information on financial aid and scholarship information.
A site where you can post resumes, search for scholarships, look for articles and do just about everything else associated with college.
Embark teams up with The Princeton Review, the leading provider of test preparation and college admissions information. This site combines two of the most powerful online college admissions services available to students. They will provide students with the most effective system for choosing, applying and financing your higher education.
A great and thorough way of finding money for school. Very popular and successful. Compare loans, apply for loans online, financial aid tips, plus much more.
Fast Web is the internet's largest free scholarship search site. This web site helps individuals search for grants, scholarships & interest-free loans for college.
Federal College Student Loans Directory
Information about federal college loans (like Stafford and PLUS loans)
Financial Aid Information Page
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site. FinAid has a stellar reputation in the educational community as the best Web site of its kind. It's comprehensive, it's informative, it's objective--and it's the first stop on the Web for students looking for ways to finance their education.
Every major newspaper and personal finance magazine in the country has reviewed the site. The New York Daily News called FinAid "the hottest site on the Internet for financial aid tips." It is "the best place to begin a search" according to the Chicago Sun-Times, and "the grand-daddy of all Web sites" according to the Boston Globe. Yahoo Internet Life said to "make FinAid your first stop. This site offers some of the best 'how to' guidance on securing financial aid."
The site has won awards from the College Board, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students and the American Institute for Public Service. FinAid was created by Mark Kantrowitz, a noted financial aid and college planning author.
FreSch! has a database of over 2,000 organizations and foundations that offer scholarships, representing approximately 169,000 awards. Your first step should be to PowerSearch the Database. After you have searched for scholarships, it would be a good idea to browse the database, and look for additional scholarships that you might be eligible for but didn't necessarily match your exact search specifications.
GoCollege is dedicated to furthering educational opportunities for the youth of America. GoCollege recognizes that the future of our country rests with a solid education for all whom can reach out and grasp from the tree of knowledge. All the content that is provided is free to the user and, in this case, we know that you are getting a lot more than you are paying.
- GoCollege Search: Find a college, take a virtual tour at that college.
- GoScholarship Search: Find the right scholarship for you.
- Full Search: The country's Best Scholarship database. $1.1 billion in awards with 500,000 entries. Updated every 60 days.
- GoXpert Files: Truly, a world of information for college-bound students: over 400 questions, newsletters and a guidance counselor just for you!
- GoTest Yourself: The only practice SAT & ACT tests on the net! Verify coming registration and test dates.
- GoDistance Learning: Help towards long-distance education. Find schools by names, locations and majors.
- GoWhatever: Many resources
- Ask the Expert: Specific questions? Ask our online Guidance Counselor.
- High School Links: Connect to High Schools. If your school doesn't have a link here, let us know.
- Greek Links: Ultimate guide to the Greeks. Let us know if your frat or sorority doesn't have a link here.
- Crime Statistics: Check what's going on at or near the campus you want to go.
- GoEntertainment: Why not some fun? Listen to radio stations at different colleges, have some help to sleep after hours of hard work... and other cool stuff.
- GoCampuStore: Your nearby college bookstore, actually, more than a bookstore, open for all the holidays.
Guide to National Scholarships & Fellowships
University of Maryland's scholarship search engine. Excellent resource for finding financial aid for an education as well as tips on finding scholarships.
Indian Health Service Program
Our Mission... to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.
Our Goal... to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people.
Our Foundation... to uphold the Federal Government's obligation to promote healthy American Indian and Alaska Native people, communities, and cultures and to honor and protect the inherent sovereign rights of Tribes.
International Education Financial Aid
IEFA is the premier Internet resource for financial aid, scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad.
So go ahead and Search!
Our mission is to promote international education worldwide through the development and publication of the most comprehensive database of International Education Financial Aid information available on the Internet. (international students only)
The Mach25 database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships. Want to see awards related to 'soccer'? Enter your keyword here, press search, and whammo--you've found 'em!
Ever wonder when you're using a scholarship site what happens to your personal data and email address? Or how "free" sites make their money? With Mach25, you can enter profile information about yourself to focus in on relevant scholarships from a huge database without sacrificing your email address or personal information to marketers and junk mailers.
Peterson's web site is from the company that prints one of the largest scholarship directories. It is the most comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource on the Web, brought to you by Peterson's- the nations leading provider of educational content, including college search and selection, test preparation, and lifelong learning.
Since its founding in 1966, Peterson's has helped to connect individuals, educational institutions, and corporations through its critically acclaimed books, Web sites, online products, and admissions services. Peterson's reaches an estimated 100 million consumers annually with information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.
Innovative products, such as Best College Picks, online practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, SAT, and TOEFL, and the QuickStart Career Wizard Career Assessment, provide consumers with the depth and breadth of information they need to make informed decisions about their education or career. Peterson's information, such as its financial aid database of nearly $5 billion worth of scholarships, grants, and prizes, is fully searchable on the Web and available in printed guides. The range of test preparation offered by Peterson's has recently expanded into civil service, licensing, certification, and military preparation with the acquisition of ARCO.
For more than a quarter-century, Sallie Mae has been helping students achieve their dreams of higher education by providing funds for educational loans, primarily federally guaranteed student loans originated under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). The company currently owns or manages student loans for more than five million borrowers and is the nations leading provider of education loans.
Sallie Mae plays an integral role in educating parents, students and educators about the financial aid process. Through its specialized subsidiaries and divisions, Sallie Mae also provides an array of consumer credit loans, including those for life-long learning and K-12 education, and business and technical outsourcing services for colleges and universities nationwide.
Take time to learn more about Sallie Mae by reading this section. If you have questions or want to learn more, contact us. A directory of staff contacts can be accessed by using the link found at the top of every page of this site.
A web site explaining how college funding works, the types of scholarships available, how to find them and how to apply for them. That’s pretty standard issue for a web site about scholarships, although we think if you’ll pardon us saying so, that we’ve done an excellent and job of being comprehensive and readable. Here’s what’s different. We know that the path to success in earning scholarships has approximately three parts. (This process is hardly so simplistic that anyone should presume to do more than approximate the components.) You must to be able to organize and prioritize. We will show you what must be organized and how to do it. Then, we will show you how to decide what the high-priority items are and how to treat them in a high-priority way. You must be able to write about a variety of topics that may or may not be exciting to you, in a fluid and thoughtful way, demonstrating that you are a scholar or would like to be a scholar. This may be the most difficult part about becoming a successful scholarship winner. However, we know that with some help, you can do it. You must understand yourself well enough to create a compelling portrait of who you are. You must understand your audience well enough to be able to position your skills and strengths as deserving of their support.
Knowing yourself takes more work than writing down a list of extracurricular activities. We will help you learn how to find the “method behind the madness” of your life and present it in a winning way. Why? Because scholarship committees award funding to candidates they can understand and relate to and who distinguish themselves from other candidates by their ability to communicate their specialness.
This site helps individuals search for scholarships broken down by categories such as minority scholarships, scholarships by major, etc.
Student Scholarship Search
Before you apply for student loans, you should definitely search for college scholarships and grants that pertain to your background and skill set. Because unlike student loans, scholarships do not have to be paid back!
Scholarships, Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards
You can search for money for school by specific key words such as K-12, Women, Social Sciences, Study Abroad, Biological & Environmental Sciences, etc.
The Scholarship Page
The Scholarship Page!™ started in 1997 out of frustration. I was looking for scholarships because I was flat broke (even though I worked part-time) and my parents could not afford to support me while I was in school. I actually had to take a semester off from school because of sickness caused by stress... most likely caused by lack of money. I used that semester to look for scholarships online and could not find anything that didn't charge for a scholarship search. In compiling the information I found, I thought it would be a helpful resource to other students and decided to make the information available online for everyone to see. Since I was going to school to study Electrical Engineering, the site started out with mainly engineering scholarships, but it has grown since, and I hope that it will continue to grow.
US Department of Education
This award-winning site is designed to help pursue the President's initiatives, including No Child Left Behind, and advance our mission as a Department—to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans. It also supports the work of ED offices, led by senior ED officials.
We've redesigned this site to make finding information easier. The search is improved. When you search, you'll see results that are more relevant. Information is presented in multiple ways, including in five categories: grants and contracts, financial aid for students, education resources, research and statistics, and policy. Audience pages provide selected ED information for teachers, principals, parents and families, students, higher education administrators and institutions, and grantees and technical assistance providers. My.ED.gov lets you personalize the site, so you'll see the latest information about your favorite topics each time you visit.
US News and World Report Scholarship Search
Getting into college involves so much more than a list of schools. We've got the articles, experts, tools, and resources you need to master the process. College and university rankings and much, much more
Registered members can qualify for scholarship giveaways. VarsityBooks.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Varsity Group Inc. (OTCBB: VSTY). Varsity Group Inc is a premier college marketing company. Founded in 1997, the company pioneered selling discounted new college textbooks over the Internet. Building on its college marketing expertise, Varsity Group now offers other businesses a unique marketing solution for reaching college students where they live - on the Internet and on campus. The company reaches students online through VarsityBooks.com, the most visited and most well-known web site in the college market, according to Student Monitor. Varsity Group connects with students on campus through College Impact, one of the nations largest grassroots student marketing networks. Varsity Group properties also include the partnership program, a program through which educational institutions, which include private secondary schools, colleges and corporate education and distance learning programs, outsource their new textbook-selling operations to VarsityBooks.com.
A new web site by Sallie Mae, which provides funds for educational loans. Features information from understanding various student loans to different repayment plans.