9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
Education: Financial Aid for College
The "Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid" includes information
about college scholarships, loans, military aid, grants, and other
sources of financial support. Although users must register in order
to use the Scholarship Search function, it is a comprehensive annotated
listing of current information about student financial aid. The
site has won many awards from organizations such as the College
Board, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators,
the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students and
the American Institute for Public Service.
Providing information on admissions, scholarships, and financial
aid for more than 4000 colleges and universities, this site requires
registration, and has more than 8 million registered users. Administered
The College Board
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization
that connects students and affiliated colleges and universities.
Through this site, students can register for the SAT tests online
and get information about nonfederal student aid funds. Many programs
and services of the College Board can be found at http://www.collegeboard.com/toc/html/tocprograms000.html.
This site, sponsored by a coalition of America's Colleges &
Universities and the U.S. Department of Education, launched a "national
education campaign to enhance public knowledge about financing a
Provided by the U.S. Department of Education, the Student Guide
explains work-study, loans, and grants for new or returning college
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms are available
at this site.
Students.gov is an official U.S. government web site designed for college students and their families. It's mission is to provide you with easy access to information and resources from the U.S. government – all the information you need, in one place, from all parts of the government.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
A government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects,
services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to
the American public. This site contains information about financial
and nonfinancial assistance programs administered through departments
of the Federal government.