Paying for College
Below are links to some websites that all college-bound students should explore when planning how to fund their education.
ACT - Financial Aid Information
The ACT website has information regarding the different types of financial aid, how to apply, a dictionary of general terms regarding financial aid, and more.
Source content provided by: The ACT Corporation (www.act.org)
FAFSA is a document that students complete every year that they are
enrolled in postsecondary education if they want to receive a portion
of the $80 billion dollars that the Federal Student Aid program
disburses each year through grants, loans, and work study.
Additionally, most colleges and universities use the results of the
FAFSA to determine the amount of financial aid that they award to their
students. The application can be completed on paper or online.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
FAFSA PIN allows students to complete the FAFSA online each year that
they are enrolled in postsecondary education. The PIN serves as an
electronic signature and provides access to your personal information.
On the website, students and parents can apply for a PIN, change a
PIN, update personal information, and more.
Source content provided by: The PIN Site (www.pin.ed.gov)GAcollege411
is an online resource for students and parents applying for
postsecondary education in the state of Georgia. The website lists
contact information for Georgia colleges and universities, information
regarding the Hope Scholarship, links to the FAFSA and other financial
aid websites, and much more.
Fastweb.com is the largest source of scholarship information available. This website matches its members with scholarships based on their profiles. Additionally, new scholarships are added daily.
GAcollege411 - Pay for College
The CollegeBoard website offers information regarding different types of loans, a scholarship search service, a financial aid calculator, and more.
Visit www.CollegeBoard.com and
click on the Pay for College link in For Students for more information
is a complete source of college and national scholarship information. This
website matches its members with scholarships based on their academic interests and talents.
Additionally, the website is updated regularly with new scholarships.
Source content provided by: Scholarships.com (www.scholarships.com)
*When applying for financial aid, remember to differentiate between need-based and merit-based awards. Need-based awards are determined by your family income in comparison to the cost of your education. Merit-based awards are given for achievement in some area or fitting some criterion other than income.