Resources

The following links offer helpful information about financing your college education. You will find links like handy calculators, scholarship search sites, glossaries of financial aid terminology, and more.

FinAid.org is an award-winning site that has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web. The site's array of calculators includes college cost estimators, loan payment calculators, and savings projectors.
Fastweb.com is the oldest free online scholarship matching service. Its database has more than 600,000 scholarships totaling more than $1 billion. A full-time research staff adds nearly 250 new scholarships each week and updates scholarship information daily.
Collegenet.com provides links to several federal government education websites.
Collegeboard.com is a production of the College Board — the creator of the SAT test. The site is about "all things college" and includes a comprehensive section about paying for college. You can also register online to take the SAT.
College Express allows you to sign up and search through their database of more than 200,000 scholarships.
ScholarshipExperts.com is a free scholarship resource that allows students to search for updated and accurate scholarship information. They employ a professional staff of data researchers to maintain an up-to-date database of more than 2.4 million scholarships, worth more than $15.5 billion.
Abetterchance.org is a scholarship search engine to assist students in finding national scholarships.

Reference Books

The campus library contains many reference books about scholarships and general college financial aid information, including:

  • The College Blue Book
  • Directory of Financial Aid for Women
  • Don't Miss Out: The Ambitious Student's Guide to Financial Aid
  • The Grants Register

Other Tools

  • Brochures, Checklists, and more on our Tools page

About Loans

U.S. News & World Report surveyed students across the nation about student loan programs. The information gathered includes the benefits and drawbacks of available student loan programs, as well as information regarding both federal and private student loan consolidation programs.