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Paying for College


To many, the cost of going to college may seem too expensive. Actually, it may cost less than you think. Financial aid, in the form of scholarships, grants and loans may offset many of the expenses. 
Below are links to some of the most comprehensive websites and resources on student financial aid information. These sites can provide you with the information and tools necessary to achieve your higher education goals.

Federal Student Aid



Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Association 


Black Excel

The United Negro College Fund 

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

Scholarship Scams



There are many scholarship databases available online. These databases are quick, easy and--in some cases--free. To find small local awards that aren’t listed in these broad databases, look for notices posted on bulletin boards at your school’s guidance office, the public library and outside the financial aid office at nearby colleges and universities.

FastWeb Scholarship Search is a large, popular free scholarship search site, with more than 30 million registered users. It is also frequently updated and provides automatic email notification of new scholarships that match the student’s profile.

College Board’s FUND FINDER scholarship database lists scholarships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public and private sources. The database is updated annually.

Scholarships.com database has good coverage of awards.

For more information on applying and paying for college, visit Generation TX and College for All Texans.