Financial Aid From the U.S. Department of Education
The Student Financial Assistance Programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing over $40 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Here you'll find help for every stage of the financial aid process, whether you're in school or out of school.
The Federal Student Aid Information Center
The Federal Student Aid Information Center provides information on Pell Grants, other federal financial aid, and the FAFSA. The Center's toll free number is (800) 4FED.AID.
California Student Aid Commission
The California Student Aid Commission provides answers to questions about CAL grants etc... and other state programs. The Commission's telephone number is (916) 526-7590.
National Student Loan Clearing House
Directory of State Higher Education Agencies
This site provides a list of state grant agencies and governing boards.
Financial Aid Information Page
This award winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web. Access to Fin Aid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site.
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This site has the tools and advice to help applicants achieve their educational and career goals. Users can search for schools, chat with others going through the same process, get test prep advice, apply to college, and learn all the stats and scoop they crave about the schools they are interested in.
If you don't have web access but you have a computer with a modem and the Windows operating system, you can compete the application and transmit it over a regular telephone line in just a few easy steps using FAFSA Express. You can order FAFSA Express disks by calling (800) 801-0576
This web site explains how to properly complete a FAFSA, the purpose of the questions, and how to report information in some unusual cases. If you have questions about federal student aid, contact your financial aid administrator or call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at (800) 4-FED-AID (800 433-3243). TTY users may call (800) 730-8913.
Federal School Codes (used to complete the FAFSA)
This site provides a search page to find the Federal School Codes for schools for which you may wish to apply. SCHOLARSHIPS
Best all around search, this site uses the Internet to help students find scholarships for college. Each student's background is matched automatically with eligibility requirements for scholarships from around the country and advised about scholarship opportunities tailored to them. It's free and a mailbox can be set up that will be continually updated with new scholarships according to your user profile.
Database of over 500,000 private sector scholarships. It will generate letters for you to send for more information.
The SmartStudentTM Guide to Financial Aid
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site. This organization's site provides access to several free scholarship databases available online.
Hope Credit or Lifetime Learning Tax Credit
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education
This site provides information on federal income tax credits for some educational expenses. See the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education. Order the free publication from the IRS by calling 1 (800) TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) or download the publication at http://www.irs.ustreas.gov
California Department of Education
College Opportunities On-Line
University of California
California State University
California Community Colleges
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
California Virtual University
OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Dictionary of Occupational Titles
Corporation for National and Community Service