Guide your students through applying to college, obtaining aid, and considering a career.
Financial Aid Guidance for Students
Most students need some form of financial aid to pay for college. You can help them obtain that aid by guiding them through completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, key to many forms of federal, state, and institutional money for college. Use the Pay for College area of AIE to help your students understand the cost of college, search for scholarships, and complete the application process.
|Understanding how to pay for college|
|How Much Will College Cost Me?||Average costs by school type|
|Explore the Financial Aid Process||Overview that explains how to obtain financial aid|
|Ten Tips for Applying for Financial Aid||Tips on how to increase the chances of getting aid, including grants, work-study, and scholarships|
|Estimate Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)||Calculator to estimate how much the student's family might provide for college|
|Applying for financial aid|
|Your FAFSA Connection||A soup-to-nuts overview for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid along with links to resources|
|Financial Aid for Undocumented Students||Overview of eligibility for undocumented students|
|Exploring loans and scholarships|
|Search for Scholarships||Versatile search engine to more than 10,000 scholarship opportunities|
|Ten Steps to a Strong Scholarship Application||Help for turning in the best scholarship application possible|
|Explore Your Federal Loan Options||An introduction to the most common form of financial aid|