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Financial Aid includes grants, scholarships, loans, or paid employment that is offered to help a student meet college expenses. It is typically provided by federal and state agencies, colleges, high schools, foundations, and corporations.
Financial Aid Resources
College Secrets by
To properly manage college costs, you need to understand the real price tag of a higher education, including hidden fees that surprise students after they enroll in a college or university. College Secrets reveals the true costs of earning a college degree - and then provides hundreds of money-saving ideas to help students and parents reduce or eliminate these expenses.
1001 Ways to Pay for College by
This guide to financing higher education is the only resource students need to fund their pursuit of knowledge. Balancing detailed explanations with real-life examples and practical resources, the featured topics include finding and winning scholarships, requesting a reassessment from colleges for more financial aid, maximizing assistance from state and federal governments, taking advantage of educational tax breaks, and benefiting from government-subsidized student loans.
501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College (e-book)
Adults can find the means to go back to school despite the pressures of work, family, and a mortgage with this guide to funding continued education. With expanded information on distance learning and part-time classes and new financial aid, loan, and scholarship opportunities, this updated resource teaches adult students how to find and win scholarships designed especially for them, obtain financial support from employers, get financial aid for distance learning, negotiate for more financial aid, take advantage of educational tax breaks, trade tuition costs for volunteer service, and cancel education debts with loan forgiveness programs. Twenty firsthand anecdotes inspire adult students with creative and unusual ways to pay for their education.
College Without Student Loans (eBook) by
College Without Student Loans will teach you the strategies that every student can follow, but are not commonly taught in our high schools. Colleges would rather you not know this simple 4-Step methodology which is SAFE, regardless of income. You do not have to be another statistic for Federal government loan program or be saddled with long-term monthly payments to Uncle Sam. When you follow the SAFE steps your results will be dramatic and predictable, positioning you for a productive, meaningful and happier life.
Cut College Costs Now! by
Cut College Costs NOW! shows readers the best ways to manage spending, apply for financial aid, and increase their eligibility for federal, state, and private funding. This comprehensive guide gives advance planning strategies for structuring finances before college application--as well as tips on how to restructure investments once the college bills start to arrive.
BigFuture Scholarship Search
An in-depth searchable scholarship database from The College Board (the makers of the SAT and AP exams)
Cappex Scholarship Search
With over $10 billion in scholarships, users can register and search a FREE and extensive bank of scholarship opportunities, including private/foundation scholarships and merit-based scholarships.
FastWeb Scholarship Directory
A handy tool that allows you to search scholarships in the following categories:
• Scholarships by School Year
• Ethnicity Scholarships
• Scholarships for Honor Students
• Military Scholarships
• Scholarships by Race
• Scholarships for Unique Situations
Federal Student Aid website
Comprehensive financial aid resource from the office of the US Department of Education. Includes links to the FAFSA and resources for understanding all types of financial assistance for students.
This award-winning site is the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.
Mapping Your Future
Reliable money management advice and counseling, as well as online and offline resources for career exploration, and counseling aimed at helping students and families better understand student loan obligations and learn about practical money management solutions to ensure healthy finances while in school and beyond.
SALT: Money Knowledge for college and beyond
Financial resources and tools for college students provided by the non-profit organization American Student Assistance.
Scholarship Search from Peterson's Guides
Searching over a million scholarships, fellowships, grants and forgivable loan programs... Undergraduate AND graduate scholarship opportunities
Georgia State’s Student Financial Management offices are here to assist you. For help with financial aid or student accounts, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2600. Also, use our Panther Answer knowledgebase to look for answers to commonly asked questions or to submit a help ticket.
Georgia State University’s FAFSA code is 001574 for all campuses.
View our FAFSA tips page for more information or visit fafsa.ed.gov to get started.
Discover/Money Network has been replaced with Bank Mobile for student financial aid refunds.