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Financial Aid Information

Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply for federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.
CollegeBoard: BigFuture, Scholarships and Aid
BigFuture - Get Ready for College - College Planning, Financial Aid, Educator Resources
Funding Your Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid
Provides a description of federal student aid programs from the U.S. Department of Education and how to apply for them.
Information about how scholarship funding works, types of scholarships available, how to find and apply to scholarships, and advice about how to succeed in winning scholarships.
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources for students preparing for all types of careers.

Scholarship Search Tools

CollegeNet MACH25 Scholarship Database
Database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships.
SallieMae's College Answer
Guides visitors through the "going-to-college" process-from early planning and estimating, to applying for federal and private loans online. In addition, students have access to a scholarship database containing more than 2.8 million awards worth over $16 billion.
Free scholarship search.

Scholarships & Grants

Just for Military Families
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Education Assistance
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Education grants and loans foster long-term financial well-being by helping Coast Guard families pursue their academic goals through post-secondary education.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
For children of current and former Marines, and children of Navy Corpsmen killed while fighting with Marines in the war against terrorism.
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship Fund
Established in 1948 to provide educational assistance for children of military families.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's Education Programs
The mission of the NMCRS education programs is to assist eligible Sailors, Marines, and families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing.
Scholarships for Military Children Program
Created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.

More Scholarship Opportunities

Belltown Spine & Wellness Scholarship
A $1000 scholarship for a promising student.  Open to citizens and legal residents of the United States who are enrolled as a high school senior or in any undergraduate or graduate college program.
National Achievement Scholarship Program
An academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African-American high school students.