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Financial Aid Resources

Paying for College

 There are many places where you can find more information about financial aid! Here are just a few of the resources you can use to learn how to pay for your college education.

CHCI’s Scholarship Page (includes links to the National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students and Guide to Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships )
http://www.chci.org/scholarships/

College Board CSS/PROFILE® — required for many private schools
https://profileonline.collegeboard.com

FastWeb, a free scholarship search engine
http://www.fastweb.com

FAFSA
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

FAFSA4Caster, a tool to help younger students and families get a jumpstart on their FAFSA and receive an early estimate of their EFC
http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov

FAFSA on the Web worksheet (in Spanish & English)
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/before012.htm

Federal Student Aid Information site
http://studentaid.ed.gov

Federal Trade Commission “Scholarship Scams”
http://www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams

FinAid.org, the Student Guide to Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org

Financial aid information for undocumented students
http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/undocumented.phtml

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities — click on “Students”
http://www.hacu.net

Hispanic College Fund
http://www.hispanicfund.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund: download the publication “Money Manual”
http://www.hsf.net/Programs.aspx?id=80

Hobson’s College View Financial Aid Section
http://www.collegeview.com/financialaid

MALDEF’s list of scholarships open to students regardless of citizenship. Click on “General Scholarships.”
http://maldef.org/education/scholarships.htm

Mapping Your Future — Paying for School
http://mappingyourfuture.org/paying

NCAA Information on athletic scholarships
http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=1085

Obtaining a Social Security Number
http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber

“Pay for Your Education” from students.gov, the student portal to the U.S. government — click on “Pay for Your Education”
http://www.students.gov

Scholar Site — Scholarship search engine
http://www.scholarsite.com

Sallie Mae College Answer Free Scholarship Search Engine
http://www.collegeanswer.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship_search.jsp

U.S. Department of Education PIN registration site
http://www.pin.ed.gov

 

Financial Literacy

Before you get to college, it's important to learn the basics of saving money, budgeting, and making smart choices. Check out the resources below to learn more about financial literacy basics.

Jump$tart Reality Check
http://www.jumpstart.org/reality-check.html

The Mint — the basics of finances
http://www.themint.org

National Endowment for Financial Education’s High School Financial Planning Program
http://hsfpp.nefe.org/students/

The Truth About Credit — information on the pros and cons of credit card use
http://www.truthaboutcredit.org

 

 


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