In Your Community
- Inquire about scholarships available through your local community by contacting your: high school guidance counselor, chamber of commerce, church, employer, civic groups, library, etc.
- Beware of "scam artists" promising "free money for college" and charging for their services. Legitimate companies never guarantee scholarships or grants!
- Beware of financial aid consultants charging for their services. At a private Christian college you will be able to get clear guidance on financial aid matters from your Admissions Counselor and the Financial Aid Office Staff.
On the Web
- The web has become one of the preferred tools for college-bound students to begin the college planning process. Take advantage of the web to gather valuable information to assist in your college choice decision, to learn more about college financing options and to begin the required application procedures.
- When investigating the scholarship money available through foundations and corporations, beware of any organization that asks you to pay a fee to help you "find" funds. You can apply for free online at:
- The Go! Overseas website has a scholarship for students who plan to participate in study abroad programs.
- There are several websites that offer scholarship searches and/or information for minority students:
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)-has "links" to other sites.
- FinAid page offers a variety of sections relating to financial aid issues including the Taxpayer Relief Act (new tax credits), saving for college calculators, and scholarship sources.
- Access America for Students offers a government-wide web portal that makes it easy for college students to find any kind of federal service or information needed. This "one-stop-shop" gives students access to information about financial aid, career development, and education planning.