Summary: Helpful links and sources for more information about scholarships and grants.
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Who this is for: Juniors, Seniors and Parents
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Search for scholarships you may qualify for on this site, from the source that has connected more students to more dollars than any other private scholarship provider.
Here is the link to the United Negro College Fund scholarship site. Check through the many scholarships on this site and others to see if you meet the eligibility criteria and application requirements.
In terms of paying for college, your FAFSA application may be the most important form you fill out. It’s your key to getting low-cost government loans for your college education, no matter what your or your family’s income may be.
A website managed by the US Department of Education, this source provides details about specific colleges, graduation rates, student body profiles, costs, financial aid and debt, and more. It also presents potential salaries after graduating, but remember that averages and medians can sometimes be misleading, especially if you’re looking for starting salaries.
The Federal Government’s advice on how not to get scammed.
This article, researched and written by McKinsey and Company, profiles the student debt crisis and which colleges tend to have more students who can handle their student loan debt than others.
This link shows you the maximum you can borrow in Federal student loans each year that you're in college.
A useful article that outlines the basic differences between these two types of student loan options, and why one may be much affordable than the other.
Helpful links and sources for more information about scholarships and grants.