College Funding Resources

American Indian Education Programs
www.bia.gov
Read about scholarships for American Indians funded by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Indian Education Programs.

Americorps
www.americorps.gov
Visit this sites for information and an online application for the Americorps programs.

Athletic Scholarships
www.ncaa.org
Learn about the National Collegiate Athletic Association, recruiting rules and more.


Cal Grants
www.calgrants.org
Presents an overview of the Cal Grant program. You’ll find the basics in one short stop. See www.csac.ca.gov for detailed information.

California Community Colleges
www.cccco.edu
Contains descriptions of all the colleges as well as programs and services.


California Postsecondary Education Commission
www.cpec.ca.gov
Check here for an overview of postsecondary education in California, along with links to the state’s colleges.


California State University
www.calstate.edu
Check out all the CSU campuses, including programs and services.


California Student Aid Commission
www.csac.ca.gov
Learn more about the Cal Grant programs, other state aid and outreach activities, their requirements and how to apply for them.


Citizenship Information
http://uscis.gov
Check here to learn about U.S. citizenship.


College Board Online Scholarship Search
http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
Search this free database of more than 2,000 non-college sources of funding for undergraduate study.


College Opportunities Online
www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
Plug in your major, interests and geographic area; and this federal government site will fetch likely matches from profiles of more that 7,000 colleges and career schools; includes Fall 2003 tuition costs. You’ll also find the average financial award for each school and how many students receive financial aid.

FastAid Scholarship Search
www.fastaid.com
Search this database, sponsored by the Cassidy Endowment for Education, for private scholarships, both need- and merit-based. Includes general application strategies.


FastWEB
www.fastweb.com
Browse perhaps the largest and best-known database of private sources of financial aid for undergraduate through graduate study.


Federal Student Aid
www.studentaid.ed.gov
Stop here for details on the major federal aid programs.


FinAid!® The SmartStudent Guide™ to Financial Aid
www.finaid.org
Learn more about financial aid and how to apply for it; includes advice on college life, calculators to estimate your eligibility for financial aid and information on scholarship scams.


Funding Your Education
www.studentaid.ed.gov
Read this U.S. Department of Education publication for an overview of student aid created especially for high school juniors and younger students. Click on the "If You Attend..." and the"Junior/High School" link. In English and Spanish.


Gates Millennium Scholarships
www.gmsp.org
Stop here to find out more about scholarships for outstanding Pell Grant-eligible African-American, Hispanic-American, American-Indian, Alaskan-Native or Asian-Pacific Islander-American students funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the United Negro College Fund.


Golden State ScholarShare
www.scholarshare.com
Find information on the state-sponsored college savings plan.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund
www.hsf.net
Explore scholarship opportunities offered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.


Military Scholarships
http:/hhd.fullerton.edu/militaryscience
www.myfuture.com
www.afrotc.com
Army ROTC Scholarship. The Army ROTC provides a Four, Three, and Two-Year scholarship Programs along with the Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program. ROTC provides opportunities for high school graduates, current college students, and former enlisted members in the military to complete their baccalaureate degree’s and also earn commissions through participation in the ROTC scholarship program.

National Student Loan Data System
www.nslds.ed.gov
Use your PIN to look up your current federal financial aid history from the government’s central database.


NextStudent Scholarship Search Engine
www.nextstudent.com/federal-student-loans
Resources include a free loan and budget calculator, scholarship search, and advising.

Peace Corps
www.peacecorps.gov
Stop here to find out about how Peace Corps volunteers may incorporate their service into a master’s degree program and may receive financial aid.


Personal Identification Numbers
www.pin.ed.gov
Apply for a PIN to e-sign FAFSA on the Web, make corrections and more.


Social Security Number
www.ssa.gov
Go here to apply for a Social Security number online, if you don’t already have one or to find the location of the nearest office.


The Student Guide to Federal Financial Aid
www.studentaid.ed.gov/guide
Access the U.S. Department of Education’s, The Student Guide, a comprehensive resource for federal student aid programs.


Tax Benefits for Higher Education
www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html
Check this IRS site to see if you qualify for a tax credit or deduction.


University of California
www.ucop.edu
Learn about UC campuses and estimate your EFC and eligibility for grants.


U.S. Selective Service
www.sss.gov
Go here to register for the U.S. Selective Service, if you’re required to do so.


Veterans Education Benefits
www.gibill.va.gov
Check out the financial aid programs for veterans and their dependents.
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