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Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Paying for College

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.

Available Scholarships


The SMARTTRACK® College Funding High School Initiative provides our families with free resources to help you plan ahead and pay less for college: 

Click here to create your complimentary account

FinAid: Comprehensive advice from National Association of Financial Aid Administrators:

FastWeb: Comprehensive free scholarship search site:

Extensive list of scholarships administered by the United Negro College Fund:

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FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):