For Scholarship Providers
- National College Access Network (NCAN)
Membership organization aimed at improving college access for all students by uniting and empowering communities, educators and other organizations promoting higher education.
- National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA)
National organization committed to supporting the needs and interests of individuals and organizations administering scholarship and grant programs.
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Publication 970 details the available individual and business tax benefits related to education, including scholarships, grants and fellowships.
- Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000
Legislation to enhance the protections against fraud relating to financial assistance for college.
- Affirmative Action
Learn how affirmative action legislation impacts financial aid policies.
- ACT Educational Opportunity Service
National database of high school students who would like to receive information regarding college access and other opportunities.
A monthly guide to scholarships, higher education and academic trends to help applicants easily and happily transition to life as a college student.
- Studentaid.ed.gov and College.gov
Free information on preparing for and funding post-secondary education, submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and student loan repayment, on behalf of the United States Department of Education.
Free online resource for researching colleges, finding scholarships and internships, understanding financial aid and preparing for a career.
One component of a multimedia campaign by the American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation and the Ad Council that provides encouragement and action-oriented goals to help middle and high school students achieve their dreams of going to college.
- Sallie Mae
Resource for information on private student loans, scholarships, online banking and other sources of financial support for college.
- Affordable Colleges Foundation
Provides a comprehensive guidebook, free of charge, to assist students with the financial aid process. The guidebook includes video resources and cover both campus and online programs.
Free website aimed at helping students prepare for and make their college decision through research tools, student reviews and advice from experts. Also offers college and scholarship matching.
- Princeton Review
Provides test preparation services, guides students of all ages through the college admissions process and reviews schools based on a variety of criteria to create college profiles and ranked lists.
- FinAid Quick EFC Calculator
Use this free form to determine an estimate of Expected Family Contribution (EFC), a figure calculated when filing a FAFSA that impacts a student’s financial aid package.
- Financial Aid Guide to Success
This guide, available in both English and Spanish, was developed as part of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to help Hispanic students and their families tackle the college application process.
A free college scholarship search engine and resource for information about other financial aid opportunities for students.
- Tax Help
Free guidance for young adults filing their first tax return, including how to take advantage of credits and deductions available to students.
- Online College Database
Guidebook to help college-bound students and their families understand all steps in the college application process, from ninth grade through college enrollment.
- Finances Online
Financial literacy advice and information for college students.
Health insurance guidance and information for independent, young adults.
This website helps students locate and contact a tutor in their geographical area for free.
A ranking of more than 175 online colleges based on value, price and reputation.
Resources for students pursuing graduate studies, including a Guide to Paying for Your Master’s Degree.