Great Websites for Students & Parents


Current students, as well as prospective college students and parents can all benefit from being well-informed about the financial aid process and opportunities, as well as being aware of resources available for further information about higher education.  There is a lot of valuable information online, and it can be difficult at times to sort the good stuff from the garbage. 

Here I’ve compiled a list of some of the best and most helpful financial aid and college education websites on the web.  Take it from me, a librarian, these are some great resources.

Financial Aid Websites:

  • Federal Student Aid – an excellent resource for students and parents to get all the essential the facts about financial aid for college.
  • FinAid – contains information about scholarships, loans, military aid, and other various sources of financial aid.
  • Financial Aid Resource Center – includes information about applying for financial aid, loans, lenders, adult education, work study programs, and more.  Also includes an education resource directory, which includes information about state agencies and assistance.
  • Student Aid: Financial Aid from the U.S. Dept. of Education – contains information about financial aid for students attending college in the United States.  Download the Student Guide available in English or Spanish.
  • FastWeb – includes a comprehensive directory of colleges and universities, as well as information on admissions, financial aid, and general information.  Search for scholarships, and use some of the site’s helpful tools.
  • College Net – apply to over 1,500 partner colleges and search for scholarships all in one place.

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