Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Financial Aid

Families should pursue both need-based financial aid and merit scholarships as the plan for college costs. Most private colleges give financial aid to a majority of the freshman class, and families of all income levels should investigate applying for aid.


FAFSA –Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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FinAid—Comprehensive advice from National Association of Financial Aid Administrators

FastWeb—Comprehensive free scholarship search site

United Negro College Fund—Extensive list of scholarships administered by UNCF

Available Scholarships