FINANCIAL AID

Online Resources


The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
A comprehensive web site devoted to financial aid. Includes information on scholarships, loans, savings, military aid, financial aid applications, and student aid seminars.

Web site: http://www.finaid.org/

 

Academic Management Services: Tuition Pay
TuitionPay is committed to simplifying what can be at times an overwhelming and frustrating experience. Whether you're planning ahead or already enrolled, TuitionPay offers a wide range of flexible payment options to suit your individual needs.

Web site: http://www.tuitionpay.com/uncg

 

The Office of Postsecondary Education
The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) formulates federal postsecondary education policy and administers programs that address critical national needs in support of our mission to increase access to quality postsecondary education.

Web site: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html?src=mr

 

College Foundation of North Carolina
Make smart decisions as you plan for college and a career. Compare over 100 North Carolina colleges and link easily to their web sites. Simplify the college application process by applying online and find the best way to pay for college with scholarships, grants, loans, and savings programs.

Web site: http://www.cfnc.org/

 

Veterans' Resources

With information on various benefits and services such as education benefit programs like the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), the Montgomery GI Bill, and an education fact sheet for Guard and Reserve Members, the GI Bill Web Site allows individuals to take advantage of the benefits being offered by a grateful nation.

Web site: http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Another web site to check: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/non_va_resources.asp

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FAFSA on the Web
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens the door to the federal student aid process. Every step you take will get you closer to achieving your educational goals. Find out what you can expect from beginning to end.

Web site: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/


FAFSA4caster
FAFSA4caster is a website maintained by Federal Student Aid to assist students and their families in planing for college. This free tool can be used to provide an estimate of eligibility for federal financial aid.  (State or Instutional financial aid is not determined in this estimate.)

Web site: http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov/

 

Financial Literacy/Paying for College
College Foundation of North Carolina has several tools to help students apply for and plan for college. One very important (but often overlooked) tool is that of Financial Literacy. The CFNC website even provides the opportunity to win a $500 scholarship just by completing a basic financial literacy module.

Web site: http://www.cfnc.org/paying/financial_literacy.jsp

 

U.S. Dept. of Education Student Guide to Financial Aid
The Student Guide is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department's Federal Student Aid office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them. The U.S. Dept. of Education has also added links to Social Media sites to further help serve students on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

Web site: http://studentaid.ed.gov

 

Students.Gov - Student Gateway to the US Government
Students.gov is a comprehensive information portal providing answers to questions on planning and paying for education, career development, military and community service, government and more.

Web site: http://www.students.gov/STUGOVWebApp/index.jsp

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fastWEB! (Financial Aid Search Through the Web)
FastWeb helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college and finding jobs during and after college. FastWeb lets students create a personalized profile that can be matched against their expansive databases of colleges and scholarships.

Web site: http://fastweb.monster.com/

 

Managing Your Loans

This site is your source for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage your student loans.

Web site: http://studentloans.gov

 

Peterson's CollegeQuest
Peterson's reaches an estimated 105 million consumers annually with information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.

Web site: http://iiswinprd03.petersons.com/ugchannel/

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CollegeNET MACH25

The Mach25 database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships.

Web site: http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/

 

Wired Scholar: The Planning for College Destination
Wiredscholar is a great destination for getting a head start on preparing for the world of continuing education. You'll find pointers on the entire "Go-to-College" process from preparation to getting loans. Wiredscholar also has interactive tools that enable you to analyze the affordability of schools and compare financial aid award letters.

Web site: http://www.wiredscholar.com/index.jsp

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