College Planning Resources




  • College Board (212) 713-8000
  • College Scholarship Service – CSS (609) 771-7725
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Information Center (319) 337-5665
  • FAFSA Express Questions (800) 801-0576
  • FastWEB (800) 327-8932
  • Federal Student Aid Information Center (Federal Student Aid Hotline) (800) 433-3243
  • Financial Aid CSS/PROFILE Application Questions (800) 778-6888
  • Kaplan Student Loan Information Program (888) 527-5626
  • National and Community Service Program – AmeriCorps (800) 942- 2677
  • The Ambitious Student’s Guide to Financial Aid
    • Online book, including many worksheets, graphs, and tables; also offers advice on how to obtain financial aid for college.
  • Chinook College Funding Service
    • Wide variety of information regarding the financial aid process, and financial aid sources. Chinook is a nationally noted, award winning search service, with an excellent reputation in the field of college preparation and funding.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Good reference source to keep with the ongoing changes in the financial aid process.
  • College Board Online
    • Information regarding colleges, their admission requirements, entrance exams, and similar related topics.
  • CollegeEdge
    • Scholarship search service with a database of over 3,000 institutions and over 3,500 different scholarship sponsors. Also allow you to investigate many different colleges and universities, finding information that ranges from the cost of attendance to facts and statistics regarding each particular institution.
  • CollegeNet
    • Extensive college database that enables the student to conduct an online search of institutions across the country. Also offers links to the various colleges and universities.
  • College Xpress
    • Information on colleges and universities including admission requirements, and financial aid information.
  • CollegeSelect
    • Registration information for 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.
  • Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education
    • Financial aid information.
  • Ecola Directories College Locator
    • Contains more than 2,500 links to colleges and universities in the U.S., including their libraries and alumni pages.
  • ExPan Scholarship Search
    • Online database for locating scholarship sponsors and funds. Provides scholarships that may be available based on the information that was entered. Contains thousands of potential scholarships.
  • FAFSA Express
    • Electronically submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Provides a signature sheet, which must be singed and forwarded to the Processing Center before FAFSA can be processed.
  • FastAid
    • Extensive scholarship database, which may be used to locate additional financial aid sources.
  • fastWEB
    • Very large database of scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans. This “free” scholarship search service will return the list of scholarships for which the student may be eligible. The student also has the option of setting up a personalized mailbox in order to receive additional award sponsors.
  • The Financial Aid Information Page
    • Variety of information regarding financial aid, ranging from financial aid calculators to laws and lenders. Also offers listings of specialized scholarships.
  • KapLoan
    • Well-organized information source regarding educational student loans. Can calculate Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  • MOLIS Scholarship Search
    • Designed specifically to help minority groups locate and obtain scholarship money for college. It bases its scholarship search service on race, gender, age, and location.
  • NACAC – National Association of College Admissions Counselors
    • Provides useful information on behind-the-scenes look into the financial aid issues and new developments in the field.
  • Peterson’s Education Center
    • Extensive financial aid information and is considered one of the top sites on the web regarding financial aid.
  • The Princeton Review
    • Extensive tutorial on the many types of student loans and how to obtain them.
  • Sallie Mae
    • Extensive look at student loans, including information on the lenders and their repayment terms.
  • Scholarship Resource Network TM., Daigle and Vierra, Inc.
    • “Free” scholarship search service
  • Student Services
    • Extensive, searchable database of more than 180,000 financial aid sources mainly in the private sector. Requires on-site registration.
  • The Student Guide
    • Yearly service provided by the U.S. Department of Education and provides information on deadlines, grants, and loans.
  • United States Department of Education
    • Information on all types of financial aid for college.
  • S. News.Edu
    • Latest information regarding colleges and universities and how they rank among all of the other institutions in the country. Provides additional insight when making choices regarding the college selection process.

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