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Paying for College Subject Guide: Web Resources

A pathfinder designed to educate people who are looking for ways to pay for college.

Web Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
If you’re interested in going to college, your best bet is to fill out a FAFSA form and see how much you’re eligible to receive from the government.

FastWeb (Financial Aid Search Through the Web)
http://www.fastweb.com/
“A free searchable database of over 180,000 scholarships, grants, loans and fellowships. You can set up a personal profile to search against, and fastWEB can notify you of new sources that match your profile when they are added to the database.”

Financial Aid Information
http://www.finaid.org/
“This very comprehensive guide to financial aid information on the World Wide Web covers a great deal of information. Take a look at "Scholarships and Fellowships", but keep in mind that this covers graduate as well as undergraduate scholarships. The FAQs (frequently asked questions) are also helpful.”

The Debt-Free College Degree
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/graduating-debt-free/
A guide with tips, advice, and information regarding lowering and eliminating college debt; including information about crowdfunding, scholarships, grants, workstudies, and more.