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FAFSA on the Web
Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

MyMoney
This website is dedicated to educating students on financial literacy.

Allstate Student Scholarship 
Allstate Agent Tracy McKenica Besenyodi is sponsoring a $500 scholarship sweepstakes for one lucky student between now and August 31, 2018. The sweepstakes is open to students 18 years or older and who live in the United States. 

DesignContest Scholarship 
DesignContest Student Aid Program understands students’ financial struggle through their education, thus decided to launch the financial aid program for the brightest minds out there. DesignContest Scholarship program will award thirteen $1,500 aids per year to students that demonstrate top research academics skills.

Do Something Scholarship
Sign up by sharing your New Year's Resolution! PLUS, you'll enter for the chance to win a $3,000 scholarship!

Holliday Karatinos, 2018 College Scholarship  
Essay scholarship offered by Holliday Kartinos to help high school seniors and college students pursue higher education! Prizes: $2,500, $1,500 and $500. 

Music Video Scholarsip 
SimpleMusicContracts.com is happy to announce that it will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one lucky student each year through the Simple Music Contracts Music Video Program. 

Intellias Scholarship Program
Intellias is pleased to announce our first software engineering scholarship program. Our goal is to provide an educational grant for high school seniors, college students and graduate students. Award: $1,000                          

The WiredShopper 1st Annual Scholarship Program 
The WiredShopper scholarship program aimed to help gaming industry students fianance their education. Students can be enrolled in any major to apply. Award: $1,500 

Citizens Bank Undergraduate Scholarship 
Apply by Aug. 1 to qualify for a $2,500 scholarship! 

Citizens Bank Graduate Scholarship 
Apply by Aug. 1 to qualify for a $5,000 scholarship! 

Doctors 24x7 Scholarship Opportunity 
Essay scholarship contest offered by Doctors 24x7 to assist undergraduate students pursue higher education. 

ISAC Student Portal Toolbox
Find handy tools to help with the college process.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a FREE program of the nation's certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life. 

Video Tutorial on How to Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The Union Plus Scholarship Program
Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $4,000.

Educational Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Navigating College - The Resource Guide for Homeless and Low Income Students
Some highlights of this guide include resources to cover costs associated with going to school, including tuition, housing, meals, text books, medical care and more.

Apply to be a Tillman Scholar
This opportunity is open to veteran students and their family members.

NIH-MARC U-STAR
NIH's MARC U-STAR awards provide support for two years of the undergraduate program; junior and senior years. Students who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

College Resources and Financial Aid for Hispanic Students

Access Three Million Scholarships Offering Up to $18 billion
Find free money with Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae®.

Good Call Scholarship Opportunites

Financial Literacy
This website is a resource for students that need advice on managing their money.

Paying for College
Get help on how to make smart decisions when paying for college.

How to Avoid Unfair College Student Loan Practices 
Learn about common unfair practices, how to spot predatory lenders and how to successfully repay loans. 

Financial Aid Toolkit
The toolkit provides resources covering the financial aid process from applying for financial aid to repaying loans and includes items such as brochures and videos.

Financial Aid for Minority Students
This financial aid guide lists many scholarship opportunities for minority students. This inclusive scholarship list clearly explains eligibility, award specifics, and how to apply.

The Student Guide
The most comprehensive resource for student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

CollegeZone.com
Sponsored by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), a comprehensive college planning and financing website for students, parents, schools, and lenders. Includes information and applications for all of ISAC's grant, scholarship and loan programs.

FinAid.org
An independent, award-winning non-profit website for financial aid information, resources, and helpful "scholarship scam" section.

Looking For Student Aid
The U.S. Department of Education provides general information about financial aid and advice on scholarship search services.

FastWeb
The Internet's largest and oldest free scholarship search.

Scholarships.com
Free scholarship search and financial aid information resource helping students make the decisions that shape their lives.

College Board's Scholarship Search 
Scholarship search service provided by the College Board.

StudentLoans.gov
Information for federal student aid loan requirements.

Loan Repayment Calculator
Estimate your standard monthly repayment of student loans.

College Resource Center
Find scholarships available in the Chicago area.

Credit Card Resources
Visit to start your credit card education.

 

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