AmeriCorps is a national service program
that allows people of all ages and backgrounds to earn help paying for
education in exchange for a year of service.
Costs: A Field Guide
This site contains information on all
aspects of financing a college education.
This site offers month-by-month instructions
and advice on what students should be doing from 10th grade onward to maximize
their financial aid award.
Information on financial aid, grants,
and loans is provided in this comprehensive financial aid site.
Aid Search Through the Web
This helpful site has a free scholarship
database of 400,000 scholarships, fellowships, internships, and grants.
A free profile can be entered and e-mail notices sent on scholarships that
fit the student's criteria. The Canadian data are in French and English.
There are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and information on local and
school-based awards. The parentsí page has an Ask the Experts feature.
A helpful financial aid glossary is accessible.
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Forms and instructions are available on-line.
This site encourages low income students
to attend college by beginning planning early, and provides lists of available
This site lists all of the colleges and
universities that participate in the Hispanic College Fund Scholarship
Program, a program that awards over 100 scholarships. Also included
are sites designed to provide assistance to Hispanic students.
Sponsored by guaranty agencies that participate
in the Federal Family Education Loan Program, there are site tours planned
for middle and high school students, college attendees, student loan borrowers,
and non-traditional students. This site contains useful information
on higher education and careers, has links to on-line application forms,
a financial aid calendar, budget calculator and loan calculator.
Also helpful are the sections containing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
and a glossary of financial aid terminology.
scholarships, internships and other financial aid programs from non-college
sources that match your education level, talents, and background.
This search service provides information
about scholarship opportunities for qualified minority applicants.
Student Service Challenge Volunteering not only lets
you give back to your community, it can give you money for college. As
part of the Presidentís Student Service Challenge, the Corporation for
National Service recognizes outstanding student volunteers by offering
scholarships to high school juniors and seniors who have helped to improve
their communities through volunteer service.
This site provides resources for applying,
receiving, and repaying financial aid.
This is the home page of one of the largest
financial services companies for education loans.
This is a search engine and database that
provides information on private scholarships for undergraduates and postgraduates
who wish to locate funding for study.
The Federal Trade Commission provides
advice on how to spot scholarship scams.
Student Guide to Financial Aid
The Student Guide is a comprehensive resource
on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. It covers
the Department's major aid programs, including Pell Grants, Stafford Loans,
and PLUS Loans. About 70% of all student aid comes from the programs discussed
in this guide.
Department of Education. HOPE Scholarships
This site provides information on the
Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credits. The HOPE Scholarship
provides tax credits of up to $1,500 for the first two-years of post-secondary
education. The Lifetime Learning Credits provide tax credit for college
juniors and seniors, graduate students, and working Americans seeking to
improve or upgrade their skills. The site also includes information
on changes in the law which have made state tuition savings plans more
Island Office of Higher Education
Program and Planning
301 Promenade Street, Providence,
Website Developed in December
1998 by Timothy S. Chace and Phyllis
Site last updated December