Other Financial Aid Resources

This page contains other valuable financial aid information and resources.  Many common financial aid questions can be answered by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page.  If you still have unanswered questions, you may contact our office by using the information at the bottom of this page.

U.S. Department of Education

    • The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.  Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office.  This guide tells you about the different aid programs and how to apply for them.
    • Completing the FAFSA is an introductory publication for students that provides instructions on how to complete the online or paper version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • www.studentloans.gov is a new and comprehensive site from the U.S. Department of Education designed to give students a one-stop shop for information and access to their their Direct Stafford, Parent PLUS, and Graduate PLUS Loans issued through the Department.

FinAid!  The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

      • FinAid! is an independent website established in the fall of 1994 as a public service.  This award winning site has grown into a comprehensive source for student financial aid information.  FinAid! was created by Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally-recognized financial aid expert.

AmeriCorps – A program of the Corporation for National and Community Service

      • AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you.  It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.

Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups.  Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!

As an AmeriCorps member, you’ll gain new skills and experiences–and you’ll also find the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others.  In addition, full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans; members who serve part-time receive a partial award.  Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.