While most college planning sites on the Internet provide a combination of services, including financial aid and scholarship searches, the sites listed below deal strictly with the financial concerns of going to college.

             Maintained by the State of New Jersey, this site links to the office of Student Assistance.  Users can research financial aid programs sponsored by the state of New Jersey.   

            The US Department of Education operates this site which has a section on federal financial aid, as well as other linked resources.  Title IV School Codes needed for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are also listed here.  Information on loans and tax programs associated with college costs is also available.    

            This site dedicated to helping people find government resources for continuing their education.  Many topics including financial aid, career planning, community service and  military services are available.

            This is the home site for all your needs concerning the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance form (FAFSA).  This is where you can apply online during senior year for state, federal and college need-based aid, all on one form. The required college codes are also listed here.

            This is part of the College Board Online site and allows the user to file the Profile financial aid form to supplement the FAFSA.  This should be done only if the college or organization specifically requires the Profile.  Unlike the FAFSA, there is a charge for filing the Profile.

            One of the best free scholarship searches available on the web is at this site.  Users can establish an electronic mailbox for future scholarship news, apply to college online or use the college directory.

            This organization posts information on scholarship scams as well as provides a scholarship search.  Users can also subscribe to a free newsletter.  A loan calculator and loan comparison chart are also available.  Parents can turn to the special section designed with their questions/concerns in mind. Another section deals specifically with scholarships for minority students.

            This is a free scholarship search site.

            Find the student loan program that best fits your needs.  You can apply for a loan online as well as search for scholarships. Sign up for a free newsletter.

            This site is dedicated to scholarship information and search.  It also provides links to other useful sites.

            This site deals with student loans.

            Users can search a database of over 2,000 scholarship-granting organizations, offering approximately 169,000 awards. A downloadable scholarship organizer form is available to help keep track of scholarship opportunities and applications.

            This is another free scholarship search site.  It also includes an article on loan forgiveness.  

            This scholarship search site features financial opportunities for athletes, minorities, ethnic groups, religions and other special categories.

            This site is written by a former financial aid official. It covers scholarships and loans and offers a free newsletter.

            The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators sponsors this web site.  It offers a free scholarship search, glossary, timeline, loan calculator and information on scams.  You can also sign up for a free newsletter.

            At this site you can research colleges that offer special monetary awards for students who meet predetermined qualifications.  These awards are unlimited in number and require no essay, audition or interview.  In many cases they are renewable if the student meets certain criteria.


"Financial Aid Interest Sites" are websites gathered by the Guidance Department of Cherokee High School - North.
last updated: November 2003

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