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Financial Aid Resources
Applying to colleges doesn’t have to be overwhelming—even when thinking about financial aid.
Luckily, you and your family can access online and in-person resources to get through the college and financial aid application processes.
- Get the facts about financial aid and regulations that impact student loan borrowers directly from Federal Student Aid.
- Find out about admissions tests, choosing the right college, applying to college, and financial aid—including a scholarship search—with The College Board.
- Read—in other students’ own words—why college is important, how to get there, and how to pay for it at College.gov.
- Receive free information and resources about college, careers, financial aid, and financial literacy by visiting Mapping Your Future.
- Compare the cost of different schools—and see how those prices could impact you after graduation—with this cost comparison tool from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.
- Search for scholarships and other aid at Fastweb and College Answer.
- Take advantage of specialized financial aid resources like IEFA, the United Negro College Fund, and A Better Chance.
Resources in Massachusetts
- In and around Boston, prospective college students and their families can talk to someone about planning and paying for college, and other career-building programs at ASA College Planning Centers.
- Through the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, adults can receive counseling on going back to school, advancing their careers, and paying for their educations from the Educational Opportunity Centers.
- The Boston Youthzone scholarship guide has information on local and regional grants and scholarships, as well as additional resources for applying to college.
- You can get in-person help at the annual FAFSA Day.