Friday, February 28, 2014
Top 10 Online Tools to Help You Pay For College
Today, we're going to cover ten websites that help you pay for college. The list is a combination of tools and necessities (FAFSA) to help you understand how to pay for college and how to get scholarships and financial aid. Make sure you familiarize yourself with these ten sites whether it's last minute (senior in high school), or planning ahead (freshman):
1. Big Future (The College Board) - Financial aid can make up the difference between what your family can afford to pay and what college costs.
2. College Cost Adjuster (Simple Tuition) - A simple yet powerful tool designed to give parents and students control over how they pay for any college.
3. College Costs Calculator (CNN) - Latest news and tips on student loans and 529 plans, planning for college, tips for parents and students on saving for college, financial aid and scholarships.
4. College Scholarship Search (Peterson's) - Peterson's can help you find college scholarships to help fund your education: when it comes to paying for school, you're not on your own.
5. Fast Web - Search for scholarships with our free scholarship matching service, get student financial aid and find money to pay for college
6. Federal Student Aid - Federal Student Aid provides publications, online tools, videos, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school.
7. FinAid - FinAid, The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid, is the most comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information, advice and tools about student financial aid, college scholarships and education loans.
8. Find Out Your Net Price of College (US News) - Use this list to access net price calculators for about 300 of the top National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges.
9. Find Private Student Loans (Simple Tuition) - We can help you plan for college, pay less for it and pay back your student loan debt faster.
10. Scholarships.com - Conduct a college scholarship & financial aid search for free - for students of all ages.
*Each one-sentence description is provided by the appropriate website.
*These are listed in alphabetical order.