Financial Aid Link Resources
You can find out just about everything you need to know about financing your education by visiting the links below:
Federal Student Aid
The Department of Education also offers a lot of useful information at https://studentaid.gov/
- Information about financial aid, the campus, facilities, student athletes, gainful employment programs, campus security and fire safety, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and more.
- Financial Aid Glossary
Financial aid has its own vocabulary. To help you speak the language, here are the most commonly used terms and acronyms.
- FSA ID
Get your FSA ID (and one for your parent if you must supply parent information) BEFORE you file your FAFSA on the web.
- Financial Aid Application
Apply for financial aid on the web.
- RCC Foundation
The RCC Foundation awards approximately $500,000 annually. Our goal is to award $1,000-$6,000 per recipient. We are generally able to award about 1 in 3-4 applicants. Submit ONE internal application to be considered for ALL you match to. February 1-June 1 each year.
There are over 13,000 vetted, external scholarships in ScholarshipUniverse; real funding to help real students. Submit an external application for each you match to.
- 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.
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 email.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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!
- Bureau of Labor Statistics - Salary by Career
- College Navigator
- Education/Training Vouchers for Current/Former Foster Care Youth
- FASTWEB Bulletin: Current Financial Aid Tips and News
- Oregon Career Information System (CIS)
Personal Budgeting Tools
The links below are tools to help you with your own budget: