Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial aid is available to students who are in need of financial helping in meeting their post-secondary education costs. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to apply to the various sources of financial aid. Fafsa.ed.gov, Finaid.org, and Collegeboard.org are excellent resources for information on the types of Financial Aid available with detailed explanations. Please use the links below to aid in your search.
www.fafsa.ed.gov Fafsa is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Find helpful information on filling out the FAFSA form and types of aid available.
www.collegeboard.com Use the College Board’s College Financing Calculators to help you figure out how to pay for college and information on scholarships.
www.finaid.org Financial Aid Information Page. Lists a variety of financial aid information, including family contribution calculators.
www.fastweb.com FastWEB a highly popular, customized financial aid search listing over 300 references.
www.scholarships.com Free scholarship search
www.nces.ed.gov/ National Center for Education helps you prepare for your education beyond high school, build a list of schools using My Favorites for side-by-side comparisons, apply for financial aid and even help plan a career.
www.college.gov A site designed by the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with students to help students make the dream of college a reality.
www.ed.gov The agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most federal assistance to education. The site provides information about the popular Student Guide to Financial Aid and how to apply online to federal programs.
www.nslds.ed.gov National Student Loan Data System allows students to track their student loans.
http://www.ctregents.org/ Information on the 17 Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU).
www.ctdhe.org The Connecticut State Higher Education website for state financial aid programs.
www.chesla.org The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority. Provider of the Connecticut Family Education Loan Program (CHESLA).
www.nasfaa.org Consumer tips for parents and students as well as financial aid tools for completing required applications.
www.ftc.gov Federal Trade Commission protects America's consumers by providing information on scholarship scams and how to avoid them.