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Financial Aid Resources on the Internet

FinAid® is a free, comprehensive, objective, and independent guide to all student financial aid resources on the web. It includes numerous home-grown resources such as financial aid calculators, an overview of financial aid, scam alerts, a glossary, a bibliography, and a searchable Title IV School Code database, in addition to annotated links to more than 500 external financial aid sites. There is also a section devoted to resources for financial aid administrators.

NASFAA

NASFAA Public Page (for students and their families)
http://www.finaid.org/nasfaa/

NASFAA Information Page (for financial aid professionals)
http://www.nasfaa.org/
Includes Web access to the Postsecondary Education Network (PEN).

US Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov/

FAFSA Express
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/express.html

FAFSA Instructions
http://www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/FAFSA/

The Student Guide
http://www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/StudentGuide/

SFA BBS
http://sfa.ed.gov/

Project EASI
http://easi.ed.gov/

Assistance and Advice

Financial Aid Calculators
EFC Estimator, Loan Payment Calculator, Savings Plan Designer, Student Loan Advisors, and Other Online Calculators
http://www.finaid.org/finaid/calculators/index.html

Scholarship Scam Alert
http://www.finaid.org/finaid/scams.html

Ask the Aid Advisor
http://www.finaid.org/finaid/ask-faa.html

soc.college.financial-aid newsgroup
news:soc.college.financial-aid

Scholarship and Fellowship Databases

FastWEB: Financial Aid Search Through the WEB
http://www.fastweb.com/

FastWEB Canada
http://www.finaid.org/finaid/fastcan.html

SRN Express
http://www.finaid.org/finaid/srn.html

ExPAN Scholarship Database
The College Board's FUND FINDER database
http://www.finaid.org/finaid/expan.html

CollegeNET MACH25
Wintergreen/Orchard House's Scholarship Finder database
http://www.finaid.org/finaid/mach25.html

UC Irvine Scholarship Opportunities Program
http://www.honors.uci.edu/~honors/SOP/index.html

FEDIX/MOLIS
http://web.fie.com/web/mol/

Other online scholarship and fellowship databases
http://www.finaid.org/finaid/awards.html

Publications

Don't Miss Out: The Ambitious Student's Guide to Financial Aid
http://www.signet.com/collegemoney/toc1.html

Timely Information for Parents and Students (TIPS)
http://www.finaid.org/nasfaa/tips/index.html

Glossary of Financial Aid Terminology
http://www.finaid.org/finaid/glossary.html

Annotated Bibliography of Financial Aid Resource Materials
http://www.finaid.org/finaid/bibliography/bibliography.html

Organization Web Pages

College Board Online
http://www.collegeboard.org/

PNCBank Education Loan Center
http://www.eduloans.pncbank.com/

Sallie Mae
http://www.salliemae.com/

Financial Aid Office Web Pages
http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/fao.phtml

Alliance to Save Student Aid
http://www.studentaidalliance.org/

Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/acsfa/edlite-index.html

Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/vas/index.htm

Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com/
 

 
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