Useful Links for Students and Parents
American Education Services: Guarantees and services a variety of Federal Family Education Loan Program and private student loan products and provides quality customer service to millions of student loan borrowers.
Caring.com: Do you care for an older family member? This site has a variety of scholarship opportunities aimed at student caregivers.
Chegg Scholarships: Free scholarship search engine with over 25,000 scholarships and personalized filters like GPA, age, college, graduate school, and more.
The College Board: Resources and tools for students and parents including SAT preparation and registration; college, major and career planning; financial aid information; and so much more.
CollegeRaptor.com: Advice and articles about finding, getting, and paying for college.
Education Planner: Discover and learn all about careers and colleges—including ways to pay—using simple search tools, clever interactive exercises, and straightforward instructions.
FAFSA (Federal Student Aid): The largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Discover which federal student aid programs and federal student loans are available, fill out and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and receive free assistance throughout the entire financial aid process.
FastWeb: Search for scholarships based on your intended course of study, strengths, interests, skills and much more!
Financial Aid for Online College Students: A guide to financial aid options for students considering, or enrolled in, college online.
LendEDU: For-profit, online marketplace for a variety of financial products. The site compares rates, terms, and qualification requirements for student loan refinancing, private student loans, personal loans, and credit cards. This site has good information about the different types of loans and lenders available to students and their families, for well-informed financing.
NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling): Services for students and families to help in the transition from high school to post-secondary education, including college prep, the application process, and financial aid.
Online Student Resources: Information on financing online education, including links to scholarships specifically for online and non-traditional students.
PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency): Learn more about and apply for the Pennsylvania State Grant Program, see if scholarships or grants you have already been awarded are from a PATH (Partnerships for Access to Higher Education) Program Partner eligible for additional aid, find out about the State Work-Study Program and other post-secondary education funding opportunities.
Scholly: This scholarship searching app—made for students, by students—has helped people all over the country win over $70,000,000 in scholarships.
Student Finance Glossary: This glossary from Fiscal Tiger defines all terms related to student loans.
You Can Deal With It: Practical and easy-to-understand advice on how to deal with common financial situations facing today’s college students and recent graduates, such as understanding student aid, repayment of student loans, effective money management, budgeting, and the dangers and benefits of credit cards.
Your Guide to Paying Off Student Loans: This guide from Bankrate.com details different strategies to pay off your educational loans, depending on the type of loan, your financial situation and career path, and other variables.