Essential Financial Aid Websites

Essential Financial Aid websites for students and parents. Photo of the Math Building on The Ohio State University campus.

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General Financial Aid Websites

  • Federal Student Aid – A great starting place for general information about Financial Aid and the various Financial Aid processes.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) – The FAFSA is where you will begin your application process for Federal and State Student Aid.  It is required by all school to create Federal Student Loans and Federal/State Grants.
  • – Complete your Entrance Counseling, Exit Counseling, Master Promissory Notes and PLUS Loan Applications online.
  • National Student Loan Data System – Access your entire Federal Student Aid history, including loans and grants.
  •’s Financial Aid Calculators – Contains several useful calculators ranging from a College Cost calculator and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculator to Savings Plan and Student Budget calculators.
  • EducationUSA – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, EducationUSA contains a lot of information on Study Abroad, Work Abroad and Internships for U.S. and International Students.
  • U.S. Department of Education – The federal agency which oversees Federal Student Aid programs. Contains a huge repository of information.
  • Online Students’ Guide To Understanding Financial Aid – A “First Stop” resource for students beginning to look at financial aid options. Created by the Maryville University Office of Admissions.

Scholarship Search Websites

Private Student Loan Websites


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