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Education: Financial Aid for College

FinAid
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.

Fastweb
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 by Monster.com.

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.

College Is Possible
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 college education."

The Student Guide
Provided by the U.S. Department of Education, the Student Guide explains work-study, loans, and grants for new or returning college students. Electronic FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms are available at this site.

Students.gov
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.

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