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Helpful Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources

Site                                       Web Address                                            Uses

Understanding FAFSA         http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/fafsa/

Minority Scholarships            www.affordablecolleges.com     Scholarships and info

Bureau of Indian Affairs        www.bia.gov                        Certification of Indian                                                                                                     Ancestry/Grants

College Board                       www.collegeboard.com       ACT/SAT prep, scholarship                                                                                          search, college search/planning

College Goal Sunday            www.collegegoal.org            Free FAFSA application assist

College.gov                           www.college.gov                 College planning/resource

Direct Loan MPN                    www.studentloans.gov        Complete online MPN for                                                                                                  Direct Loans

Direct Loan Servicing Ctr       www.dl.ed.gov/borrower    Make online direct student loan                                                                                             payments, account and                                                                                             payment history

FAFSA4caster                        www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov    Get early estimates of federal                                                                                             financial aid eligibility

Federal Student Aid              www.studentaid.ed.gov       Planning for college, paying                                                                                             for college, and repaying                                                                                             student loans.                                                                                          Guide/information to federal aid                                                                                         programs, tools and other                                                                                         resources

Federal Student Aid             www.ombudsman.ed.gov     Helps resolve disputes w/loans  Ombudsman    

FinAid!-The Smart                 www.finaid.org                    Informational-loan calculators, Student Guide                                                                forgiveness & repayment options,                                                                                         scholarship

Free Application for            www.fafsa.gov                        Apply for ALL federal aid  Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Kansas Board of Regents    www.kansasregents.org        Information/application for state                                                                                             of Kansas aid programs

Learning Quest (529 Plans)    www.learningquestsavings.com   College Savings Plan

Loan Consolidation                www.loanconsolidation.ed.gov     Options

Mapping Your Future            www.mappingyourfuture.org     College/Career Planning

NSLDS-National Student        www.nslds.ed.gov                    Review/Access Title IV loan/ Loan Data System                                                         grant history/Loan Exit Counseling

Personal Identification Number    www.pin.ed.gov          Students/Parents can apply for                                                                                             PIN

Selective Service                    www.sss.gov                    Request Selective Service Doc.

Social Security Admin.            www.ssa.gov                  Get benefit info, find local office

Students.gov                            www.students.gov           Gateway to US gov.t, including                                                                                         college planning, military                                                                                         scholarship resources, and more

Upromise                                  www.upromise.com        College Savings Plan

US Citizenship/Immigration      www.uscis.gov               Information regarding                                                                                             citizenship status        

Veterans Benefits                      www.gibill.va.gov          Veteran's Benefits Information


Scholarship Searches

General Scholarship Search Engines

Federal Student Aid                http://studentaid2.ed.gov.getmoney/scholarship

Fastweb                                    www.fastweb.com

College Answer                        www.collegeanswer.com

Broke Scholar                           www.brokescholar.com

Scholarships.com                     www.scholarships.com

StudentAwards.com                 www.studentawards.com

FastAid                                     www.fastaid.com

FindTuition.com                       www.findtuition.com/scholarships

Scholarship Hunter                   www.scholarshiphunter.com

Scholarships 101                       www.scholarships101.com

SuperCollege                            www.supercollege.com


Minority Student Resources                                                Websites

America's Black Collegians                                               www.am-blk-coll.com

Hispanic College Fund                                                      www.hispanicfund.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund                                                www.hsf.net

American Indian College Fund                                        www.collegefund.org

United Negro College Fund                                             www.uncf.org

Black Excel                                                                     www.blackexcel.org

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund    www.apiasf.org

Black College Dollars                                                        www.blackcollegedollars.org

Bureau of Indian Education                                            www.bie.edu

Gates Millennium Scholars                                             www.gmsp.org

Latino College Dollars                                                    www.latinocollegedollars.org

Scholarships for Hispanics                                           www.scholarshipsforhispanics.com

U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce      www.uspaacc.com/index.php.programs/college-scholarships/


Military Scholarship Resources                                        Websites

Military Scholarship Finder                                            www.military.com/scholarships

Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs                        http://www.kcva.org/vb/

Kansas Military Service Scholarship   http://www.kansasregents.org/scholarships_and_grants


Disabled Student Resources                                              Websites

FinAid for Disabled Students                               www.finaid.org/otheraid/disabled.phtml

Disability Resources                                                www.disabilityinfo.gov

National Center for Learning Disabilities            http://www.ncld.org


International Student Resources                                            Websites

Scholarship Searches-International                    www.iefa.org

Scholarship Searches-International                    www.internationalstudent.com


Other Scholarship Resources                                                Websites

Scholarship Experts                                            www.scholarshipexperts.com

Scholarship Help                                                www.scholarshiphelp.org

Scholarship Scams                                            www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml

American Association of School Admin.            www.aasa.org

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation       www.gkccf.org