FINANCIAL AID FOR COLLEGE
This page explains how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It explains the purpose of the FAFSA questions. This site also contains a section that provides answers to several frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you have additional questions about federal student aid or how to complete an electronic or paper application after you review this site, you can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or contact your financial aid administrator (FAA). You can also go to the U.S. Federal Student Aid's Student Aid Gateway site at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov . www.studentaid.ed.gov, US Dept. of Education
To schedule an appointment for financial aid information, please contact
Mrs. Blackwell (Educational Counselor) at (203) 857-7109.
More sites to explore:
Adventures In Education — Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator
Calculator to help families plan college expenses.
Adventures In Education — Scholarship Search
AIE visitors can specify relevant criteria and receive a list of matching scholarships.
This site is a good resource for students interested in receiving admissions and financial aid application forms from schools, colleges, and universities throughout the U.S. and the world.
Careers And Colleges
Features scholarship and grant databases as well as a free search for colleges and universities. www.careersandcolleges.com
Helps prepare students and families for the world of continuing education, with pointers on the entire "Going-to-College" process and interactive tools that analyze the affordability of schools, compare financial aid award letters, and search for scholarships.
College Board — Scholarship Database
A searchable database of scholarships, loans, internships and other financial aid programs from non-college sources. apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
College Goal Sunday
A free program that helps families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and find financial aid. www.collegegoalsundayusa.org
CollegeNET — MACH 25 Scholarship Database
A database of scholarships that can be searched with the user's specified profile information; allows users to save a generated list of scholarships or even create a letter to send to scholarship coordinators.
This free scholarship search allows students to search through up-to-date information on thousands of scholarships (formerly Lunch-Money.com).
FAFSA Made Easy
This free online program guides students and parents through the process of completing and submitting the FAFSA. Video clips are available in English and Spanish.
FAFSA on the Web
U.S. Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid Web Site.
FastWeb — Scholarship Search
Provides access to a database of over 275,000 scholarships.
Federal Trade Commission — Scholarship Scams
The FTC developed this alert to help families and students avoid scholarship fraud. www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt009.shtm
Financial Aid Information
Provided a wide range of financial aid information, including sections devoted to sources of aid, loans, special interests, and government and school information. www.finaid.org
Funding Your Education
Anyone not yet enrolled in a postsecondary school should visit this Web site, an introductory publication that gives an overview of the Student Financial Assistance Programs and how to apply for aid. This site provides general information about the U.S. Department of Education's federal student financial aid programs. studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/fund_ed_high.pdf
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF provides the U.S. Latino community college scholarships and educational outreach support programs.
Educational Counselor - (203) 857-7109
Please contact Mrs. Blackwell to set up an appointment.
If you have questions about the Financial Aid Process, Instructions on filling out FAFSA Forms and or CSS Profile, feel free to set up an appointment.
Students should obtain passes through their Guidance Counselors or Ms. Singer.