Financial Aid and Scholarships

Whatever type of school beyond high school you attend-whether it is a trade school, university or community college you have to be thinking about how to pay for it. The cost of education continues to rise.

Student financial aid can help by assisting students with grants, work study and student loans. The following links will help you navigate the process of applying for and receiving financial aid.

Related Links

  • Completing the FAFSA
    Provides an overview of the FAFSA form and the application process with a walk-through of each application question.

  • FAFSA
    Free Application for Federal Student Aid website. Step-by-step guidelines for filling out FAFSA forms on the web.

  • Federal Codes for FAFSA Form
    Link to Federal Codes for the FAFSA form.

  • CSS Profile
    The CSS Profile Financial Aid Form is required by over 300 colleges. This link is a tutorial on how to complete this important form

  • IDOC Tutorial
    A Tutorial for CSS Profile users that must submit verification documents through IDOCS( Institutional Documentation Service).

  • FAFSA4caster
    FAFSA4caster will help you get an early start on the financial aid process by: Providing you with an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid. Giving you an experience similar to FAFSA on the Web. Allowing you to transfer all of your FAFSA4caster data to FAFSA on the Web once you are ready to apply for aid. Providing you the option to apply for your Federal Student Aid PIN. Increasing your knowledge of the financial aid process, and providing information about other sources of aid.

  • FinAid
    A free site covering most everything one needs to know about financial aid.

  • FinAid Calculators
    Online calculators that help determine the cost of college, the amount of savings needed, and how much aid will be required."

  • Federal Dept. of Ed. Student Aid
    U.S. Department of Education's financial aid site. Covers all types of Federal aid for students attending 2 and 4 year colleges including grants, loans and work-study. In addition, there is an entire section devoted to help with completing FAFSA forms."

  • NYS Higher Education Services
    The state agency that helps students and their parents pay for college. HESC administers the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), guarantees federal student and parent loans, offers guidance for college planning, and provides a highly-rated 529 college savings plan."

  • US Dept. of Ed. - Office of Post-Secondary Education
    The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) formulates federal postsecondary education policy and administers programs that address critical national needs in support of their mission to increase access to quality postsecondary education.

  • Sallie Mae
    This site contains comprehensive information on federal and private student loans and scholarships.
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
    This site offers many tips on financial aid.

  • FastWeb.com
    A free scholarship search site. Once an online profile has been completed, the site will search for scholarships that fit the student's profile.

  • college-scholarships.com
    Useful site for scholarship searches

  • college-athletic-scholarships.com
    Looking for a college athletic scholarship? Want to compete in college athletics? You're in the right place! Whether you wish to attend an NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA or NJCAA college or university, the College Athletic Scholarships Page has the information you need.

  • zinch.com
    Zinch allows you to learn about, get recruited by, and interact with more than 795 colleges and universities from all over the world..... or.....Based on our comprehensive student profile, Zinch can match you to any scholarship out there. You tell us who you are...and we hook you up with scholarships that matter.