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Useful Financial Aid Links

You can find out just about everything you need to know about financing your education by visiting the links below:

Federal Student Aid

Definitions

  • Financial Aid Glossary
    Financial aid has its own vocabulary. To help you speak the language, here are the most commonly used terms and acronyms.

FAFSA

Department of Education PIN

  • www.PIN.ed.gov
    Get your PIN (and one for your parent if you must supply parent information) BEFORE you file your FAFSA on the web.

Scholarship Links

  • Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC)
    This is a superb scholarship resource for Oregon residents and it also has links to other resources too.
  • FastWEB
    This free search site has over 400,000 scholarships listed. You will go through a six step process to create a personal profile, and then you can search the database for scholarships that match your profile. When new scholarships that match your profile are added to the database, the information will be forwarded to your e-mail.
  • FedMoney.org
    FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. federal government student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more... for over 130 government loans and grants (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education!
  • College Board Scholarship Search
    College Board sponsors this site which allows you to search their extensive database of scholarships to find ones that match you. Simply fill out the information about yourself and click to see the list of scholarships suited for you.
  • Scholarships.com
    Scholarships.com is a popular free college scholarship search service and financial aid information resource. Create a personal profile and their matching engine will give you info on the most relevant, attainable college scholarship awards. The scholarship database is updated regularly - every visit provides new opportunities. Sort scholarships by deadline, dollar amount and relevancy. One-click personalized application request letter. Search Free, Avoid Scams, Find Money for College!
  • Mach25 Scholarship Search
    The Mach25 database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships. Or you can enter profile information about yourself to focus in on relevant scholarships from a huge database without sacrificing your email address or personal information to marketers and junkmailers.
  • FinAid
    Here is a great site to help with the financial aid process because it provides useful information and links to other sites that can help with specific tasks, such as scholarship searches, financial aid forms, calculating how much money you will need to attend college, and much more.
  • Peterson's Financial Aid
    Peterson's Financial Aid Center helps you find money for college with a free scholarship search, Best College Deals, an online tool to find little-known college financial deals, articles, resources, and calculators to simplify the financial aid process, and loan offerings from AES, Key Education Resources, Sallie Mae, and Citibank.
  • College Answer
    Learn how to pay for college on College Answer: Scholarship Search, College Costs, Savings Plans, Options for Paying, Financial Aid.
  • free-4u.com Scholarships and Grants Listings
    Find free scholarships, grants and fellowships for college.

Miscellaneous

Personal Budgeting Tools

Click the links below for tools to help you with your own budget: