Paying for College
Financial Aid and Loans
FAFSA— Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Use also to apply for state and school financial aid. Submit online or by mail between January 1 and April 15 each year for Delaware colleges (deadlines for colleges in other states vary: check the FAFSA web page).
U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid web site — FAQs, forms, programs, loans, publications, worksheet.
CollegeBoard— Financial aid FAQs, step-by-step guide, your family’s expected contribution (EFC). Also loans: applying, options, comparing.
Yahoo— Links to 125+ web sites with info about loans, financial aid.
529 College Savings Plans
Financial Aid—Articles and FAQs
U.S. News and World Report— 15+ articles on topics such as •Top 10 Financial Aid Blunders •Make Your Case for Financial Aid •Compare Aid Offers • Tips for Working Students •Strategies for the Ages.
At http://college-scholarships.com/delaware.htm you'll find links to, and contact information for, all two and four-year colleges in your state, as well as information about career schools and colleges, and colleges offering online degree programs. Similar pages exist for all the other states.
Studentscholarships- Delaware's Leading Source for finding scholarship money.
CollegeNet— 600,000+ awards totaling $1.6 billion; accessed by free keyword or personal profile search. Quick and easy; does not require entry of personal data.
Careers and Colleges— 1.7 million awards worth $7 billion; accessed by personal profile search. Must register (free).
CollegeBoard— 2300 awards totaling $3 billion; accessed by profile search. Must register (free) to do some things, but can do a basic search without entering personal data.
Wall Street Journal (Scholarships.com)— links to 3000 funding sources offering $3 billion in awards. Must register (free).