Resources for Students and Family
Scholarship Search Web Sites
FASFA on the Web
The following are several good reasons why you should consider using FAFSA on the Web:
- FAFSA on the Web is faster than applying for aid by paper.
- FAFSA on the Web uses skip logic based on your particular information, so you will need to answer fewer questions than on the paper application.
- FAFSA on the Web checks your answers before you submit your application, so there is less chance your application will be rejected because of missing or conflicting information.
- FAFSA on the Web saves your application information so that it can be completed and transmitted at a later time.
- FAFSA on the Web can be used on Windows or Macintosh computers, using the most popular Netscape and Microsoft browser versions.
- FAFSA on the Web doesn't require software to be installed, so it takes less time before you can actually use the application.
- You can access FAFSA on the Web from anywhere, including school or home, making it more convenient to complete the application.
- FAFSA on the Web can support an unlimited number of users, allowing thousands of students to apply at once.
2013-2014 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet (Spanish) - Coming Soon
Cash for College
Learn More Indiana’s Cash for College campaign kicks off each January to provide students with information on saving and paying for college. In addition to promoting FAFSA Friday and the College Goal Sunday events, the Cash for College campaign offers contests for K-12 and college students; information on savings plans, scholarships, reducing debt and more; and the Indiana College Costs Estimator, which provides students with an estimated net price of attending an Indiana college after financial aid. Find all this and more at www.CashForCollegeIndiana.org!
These handouts for download and printing are in PDF format:
- Unique Situations: Tips for Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - download 144 kb pdf
- Tip Sheet for Military & Veterans - download 80 kb pdf
- Tip Sheet for Adult Learners - download 80 kb pdf
- Tip Sheet for Undocumented Students - download 96 kb pdf
- Common FAFSA Mistakes - download 412 kb pdf
- USAFunds Countdown to College: A publication of the Indianapolis Star
- "Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA: A Student's Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid" tutorial (This tutorial is produced by the Financial Aid Office staff and student employees of University of California, Santa Barbara. It is designed to help current and perspective students navigate the FAFSA application in seven easy to understand steps.)
- Tax Benefits Guide - download 300 kb pdf
- Student Aid Program Summary - download pdf (describes eligibility requirements and features of student aid programs)
- Financial Aid Application Checklist - download 264 kb pdf (running list of necessary actions with space for the student to enter due dates and to check off accomplished items)
- Application Form Tracking Worksheet - download 104 kb pdf (tracks each school's application and documentation requirements for aid)
- Cost of Attendance Comparison Worksheet - download 196 kb pdf (lays out and compares attendance costs for each school under consideration; focuses student's expectations to realistic levels)
- Award Package Comparison Worksheet - download 36 kb pdf (guides the family and counselor in comparing aid packages from different schools)
- Financial Aid Consultants and Scholarship Search Services Fact Sheet - download 76 kb pdf (helps avoid unnecessary and costly reliance on paid consultants to obtain help and advice that is available at no charge)
- Sample Scholarship Inquiry Letter - download 84 kb pdf (suggests how a student might inquire about financial aid from a private organization)
- Financial Aid Glossary - download 708 kb pdf (a glossary of common financial aid terms and acronyms)
- Financial Aid Terms English/Spanish Translation - download 268 kb pdf
- Cash for College - download 1.9 mb pdf (an overview of the financial aid programs and the entities that
provide this aid; specifics on financial aid terms, resources, helpful hints and common mistakes to avoid, from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
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- Online Schools (a comprehensive and complete searchable database of online schools with advice and helpful hints)