Friday, July 28, 2017

Financial Aid




Sandy Ruelas, College Access Program Coordinator, provides guidance to students and families on a number of topics in this category. She can be reached at SRuelas@lnesc-kc.org.

Don’t let money get in the way of your college education. Read below to find more information on financial aid opportunities.

How to Finance your Education

  • Complete the FASFA
  • Review your student aid report (SAR)
  • Compare financial aid packages
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Research your best option for a student loan

Federal Student Aid
Website: http://studentaid.ed.gov/
Guide for students of all grade level to learn how to plan, prepare and pay for college. Includes helpful links to financial aid resources.

FASFA
Website: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Free application for student aid (FASFA) with information in English and Spanish. Includes helpful tips on how to fill out the forms.

The College Place
Website: http://www.thecollegeplace.com/
The College Place provides education resources for high school and adult learners seeking to continue their college education.

FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid
Website: http://www.finaid.org
Information about financial aid forms and procedures.

Financial Aid Resource Center
Website: http://www.theoldschool.org/
A complete guide to financial aid and student loan programs.

IEFA
Website: http://www.iefa.org/
This site provides financial aid, scholarship and grant information for US and international students looking to study abroad. In addition, you can find information on international student loan programs and other information about study abroad programs.

Mapping Your Future
Website: http://www.mapping-your-future.org/
Free information on financial literacy services for students, families, schools. Also includes information on state-specific financial aid programs.

Loans
Most students finance a portion of their education through loans. It is important to research various loan options and choose the one that best fits your needs.

Sallie Mae
Website: http://www.salliemae.com/
A detailed guide to learn how to plan for college and apply for college loans.

Astrive Student Loans
Website: http://www.astrivestudentloans.com
Fast and easy way to apply for student loans.

Citibank Student Loans
Website: http://www.studentloan.com/
Lender offers various student loans, financial aid options and grant information.