College costs are mounting
at an alarming rate so we offer these links and snippets of
advice to help you find the money to fund your education. Before
you click on a link remember that the absolute best
resource for finding financial aid can be found right on your
campus in your school's financial aid center. They have the
expertise, experience and the commitment to help you in all
phases of your search. Be proactive. Ask as many questions as is
necessary of your counselor to get yourself on track.
College Board Education Loan Program
Meet all your borrowing needs with the College Board,
a not-for-profit educational lender. Choose from a full range of
low-interest loans. You'll get the money you need, when you need
loan program is the only
national program designed, developed, and managed by educators.
offers student loans at very low rates and they have teamed up
with the Princeton Review to bring you the latest information on
how to obtain student loans and other types of financial aid for
Don't let your parents forget to fill out the
FAFSA form. This is the first
step and opens the door for any federal aid. Even if you feel
that your family is too affluent, do this anyway.
FastWeb is the Internet's
leading scholarship search service, helping students make the
decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for
college and finding jobs during and after college. And it's all
Recommended by the Fat
federal money retriever
software is recommended by the Wall Street Journal and is used
by an impressive list of schools, major corporations and non
profits as well as individuals. If you are seeking a grant, this
is a good place to start.
Guide to Student Loans From Fat
The Fat Campus
guide to student loans gives a
complete picture of all the types loans available and what is
necessary to qualify. We couldn't find a
guide on the net that wasn't either incomplete or self serving
and so we wrote our own!
Next Student service and
consolidators who will reduce your existing student loan
payments by reducing interest rates and extending the length of
is the only pay for scholarship service we link to. Their
database is up to date, the fee is affordable and they adhere to
If borrowing for college leaves you feeling lost, be assured
that you are not alone. With so many lenders offering so many
versions of basic loan types, it can be hard to find the loan
that's best for you. Having options is great. But you need a
guide to set you on the right path. That's where
SimpleTuition comes in.
SimpleTuition is designed to help you find your way to your
ideal college loan, and to help you take action. We bring you an
objective, sortable, online comparison solution that will make
your college borrowing choices a whole lot clearer. Behind our
simple, straightforward navigation, a complex engine crunches
real numbers to give you real results. We stand behind the
accuracy of our results, because we know the importance of this
decision for students and families. Compare and apply for
student loans from more than 20 lenders to make the best college
funding choice for you and your family.
The Student Guide
This website explains student
financial aid programs the U.S. Department of Educationís
Federal Student Aid (FSA) office administers. The first few
pages summarize this aid and the process involved. The rest of
the publication discusses in detail what you need to know.
The United States
Department of Education
All the answers to your financial aid questions are found at the
Department of Education website.
Topics include preparing, choosing, applying, funding, attending
Each year students and their families loose millions of
dollars buying into scholarship scams. Here are the tell tale
signs of a scam:
1) A scholarship is guaranteed.
2) The scholarship service does all the work.
3) The scholarship information is not available from anyone
4) You are told that you are a finalist for a competition that
you can't remember entering.
If you feel that you have been a victim of a scam, the College
Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act enhances protection against
fraud in student financial assistance. To file a complaint, or
for free information, call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or