2014 Tuition Fair Resources And Handouts
- Paying for College (CFPB)
- General Scholarships
Minority Student Scholarships
- ROTC 4-Year Scholarship
- Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Getting Started With Financial Aid
FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Financial Aid: You Can Afford ItLooking for Student Aid
Mapping Your Future
Consider prepaid tuition and college savings ("Section 529") plans: College Savings Plans Network.
- Loans are the most common federal aid and must be repaid when you graduate or leave college.
Ways to help you Repay Your Loans.
- Loan Consolidation: combine your federal loans into a single loan with one monthly payment.
- Sometimes loans may be canceled in exchange for public service.
- Teachers: Cancellation/Deferment Options
- Health professions: National Health Service Corps
- Federal employees: Federal Student Loan Repayment Program
- Law school graduates: State Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs
- Medical school graduates: State Loan Repayment Program
If you are having problems with your loan and all other approaches fail, contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of the Ombudsman.
Scholarships, Grants And Work Study
Grants for Minorities: Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Latinos, Native Americans, and Other Ethnic Groups
WORK STUDY (EARN MONEY WHILE IN SCHOOL):
Medical Field Financial Assistance:
- Bureau of Health Professions: Scholarships and loans to needy health profession students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Medical students: Association of American Medical Colleges
- National Health Services: Scholarships and loan repayment for health profession students who agree to work in underserved areas.
- Nursing Scholarships: Offered in exchange for two years of service in areas with critical nursing shortages.
- Indian Health Service: Scholarships for American Indian/Alaskan Native health profession students and loan repayment for persons working in IHS facilities.
Military based Financial assistance:
United States Merchant Marine Academy
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC): For students who want to be commissioned as officers after graduating from college.
Army Continuing Education System: Additional benefits for Army personnel.
Veterans: Education Benefits
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
- Financial Aid for Law School: Law School Admission Council
- Foreign students: Financial Aid for International Students
- Study abroad (for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens): International Education Financial Aid
AmeriCorps: Volunteers who complete one year of service receive an education award for current higher education expenses or to repay student loans.