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Financial Aid Information for Students and Families

It is important to visit the website of the school (private OR public) that you will be attending for information on grants, scholarships, and loans. You can also use the resources below to learn more about financial aid opportunities. 

Opportunities Book: a guide and workbook for preparing for college.

Opportunities Book en Espanol: una guía y un libro de trabajo para prepararse para la universidad

Academic Common Market - In-State Tuition for Select Out-of-State Programs The Academic Common Market (ACM) is a tuition-savings program that is administered by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and 16 member states. The arrangement allows students to pay in-state tuition rates at out-of-state public institutions while studying in select programs not available in their home state. The following states are partners - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. States and institutions have the discretion to remove or restrict its participation and access to degree programs at any time.

FAFSA Online - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Application can be submitted online or through the mail. 

George Mason University - Office of Financial Aid  - This page is maintained by George Mason University Office of Financial Aid and answers many general financial aid questions. The page also provides many links to other financial aid information on the web.

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid - Information on scams and financial aid.

FinAid Scholarship Scams  - Federal financial aid information from the Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education. Excellent site.

College Board

CSS Profile  - Excellent discussion of financial aid found under the year 2000 financial aid calculator which will also prove useful. Click on the student popup program list to select the program and GO.

Financial Aid 101  - Information about the Sallie Mae foundation, a financial service company which provides loans for education.

Sallie Mae's online scholarship service.

Fastweb - Financial Aid Search through the Web

College Net Financial Aid Information

College Express Financial Aid Information

FinAid - Information about scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities

Meritaid  - A comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country

Fastweb - College search and scholarship information