Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


For information about the FAFSA visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/ (in English or Spanish)
The FAFSA is filed online at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.

Many colleges, as well as state and private aid providers, use data based on the FAFSA (the federal government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine a student’s eligibility for financial aid.
Students and families file for free and do not need to pay a service for filing. A new FAFSA must be submitted for every year of enrollment in college.

Free assistance with completing the FAFSA
www.collegegoalsundayusa.org

College Board’s Profile application
student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile
Some colleges use the College Board’s “Profile” application for awarding nonfederal aid. Visit their site for the application as well as a list of participating colleges and scholarship programs.

 

Financial Aid Information


Financial aid is provided by four basic sources: the federal government, state government, the colleges and universities themselves, and the private sector (such as foundations, corporations and banks).

Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
www.finaid.org

Scholarship search
www.fastweb.com

College Board’s Pay for College
www.fastweb.com

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
www.nasfaa.org

American Student Assistance’s Money knowledge for college
www.saltmoney.org

Free estimated financial aid calculator
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate

Net Price Calculators
netpricecalculator.collegeboard.org

US Department of Education’s Net Price Calculator Center
collegecost.ed.gov/netpricecenter
Net price calculators are available on a college’s or university’s website and allow prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account. Enter name of college to access its estimate net price.

Federal tax information
www.irs.gov/individuals/students

Federal student loans
studentloans.gov

 

State Financial Aid Resources


Check the application deadlines for your state’s financial aid programs by visiting fafsa.gov/deadlines.htm.

Connecticut
www.ctohe.org/sfa

Maine
www.famemaine.com
www.mesfoundation.org

Massachusetts
www.osfa.mass.edu
www.mefa.org

New Hampshire
www.nhheaf.org
www.nhcf.org

Rhode Island
www.cpcri.org
www.rischolarships.org
www.riopc.edu/page/finaid/

Vermont
www.vsac.org