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Last Updated: May 31, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Government aid to students

  • U.S. Department of Education
    Source of information for federal financial aid programs, links to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, etc.
  • Missouri Department of Higher Education
    Information on aid opportunities for post-secondary education from the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Covers Missouri scholarships and grants, student loans, and related assistance programs.

General financial aid & scholarship resources

  • FastWEB
    A free search and update service for finding scholarships offered at more than 1000 colleges and universities. Also includes basic financial aid information and strategies for parents and students.
  • FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
    Comprehensive source for financial aid information. Extensive links to free databases of scholarships, grants, etc.
  • Scholarship Search
    Free, searchable database of scholarships, loans, internships, etc. from non-college sources. Sponsored by The College Board.

Grants, foundations & charities

  • Charity Navigator
    Provides information about charities. It also evaluates them, but only from a financial perspective (efficiency and long-term sustainability).
  • The Foundation Center
    Searchable site from a well-known resource in the area. Has links to and information about foundations, how-to information for grantseekers, current news from the world of philanthropy, funding trends and analysis, etc.
    This site allows grant seekers to electronically find and apply for grants from 26 agencies of the federal government.

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