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Recent Financial Aid News: Welcome to the new collleges.com Financial Aid page!

Featured Scholarship

  • The UPS Foundation United Parcel Service

    Bringing the dream of a college education closer to reality is what UPS scholarships help fund. As the cost to attend colleges and universities continues to rise, UPS supports a wide range of scholarship programs to ensure students have the opportunity to pursue higher education.

    Through the Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE), The UPS Foundation supports scholarships at all of the 665 independent colleges nationwide as well as several National Merit Scholars each year. In addition, The Foundation funds scholarships for the children of UPS employees.

Featured Scholarship

  • University of Redlands
    2013 Success Scholarship

    University of Redlands Success ScholarshipYour success starts with having a vision. You already know what you want from life, the next step is just getting started.

    Imagine your success- making your educational dream a reality - to create the life you want. We know you can do it. That’s why we’ve already set aside your $2,600 Success Scholarship. It has your name written all over it. Apply and start by June 30, 2013 to be eligible*.
    About the $2,600 Success Scholarship
    Whether you are a working adult ready to finish your first college degree, or a college graduate ready to pursue a master’s degree or MBA, the School of Business $2,600 Success Scholarship was created for you.

 

Types of Financial Aid for Students

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    Scholarships

    No matter what your GPA, your SAT's, or your resume, there's a scholarship for you. We've gathered nearly two billion dollars (that's right, two billion dollars) and made it easy to search for the money with your name on it. Not only that, but we'll connect you to the people with the purse strings. You can either search for a scholarship by name (just put its name in the box to the left), or start looking for scholarships listed in the categories in Find Your School.

    • Merit-based
    • Need-based
    • Ethnicity-based
    • General Scholarships
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    Private Student Loans

    Private student loan companies and organizations are willing to offer you loans with interest rates competitive with the governmental assistance programs, however, your credit score often depends on the interest rate and fees. It would be like taking out personal student loans and then paying off your college education like a credit card. We will be updating this site with private student loan search engine soon, so if you feel this is the way that suits you best, check back.

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    Institutional Student Loans

    Both need based and non-need based, this type of financial aid is given through the college itself and information can be found in your college's financial aid office. Often times, institutional aid is given to students in the form of financial aid grants for specialized studies.

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    Federal Financial Aid

    Federal Aid is the largest source of student financial aid available. Federal financial aid is free to apply for using the FAFSA financial aid form and anything but financial aid grants are awarded strictly on a need based assistance status. You can calculate your financial need using a financial aid estimator.


    More info on Federal Financial Aid
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    State Financial Aid

    No matter what your GPA, your SAT's, or your resume, there's a scholarship for you. We've gathered nearly two billion dollars (that's right, two billion dollars) and made it easy to search for the money with your name on it. Not only that, but we'll connect you to the people with the purse strings. You can either search for a scholarship by name (just put its name in the box to the left), or start looking for scholarships listed in the categories in Find Your School.

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    Military Financial Aid

    If you are interested in joining the US military, the Armed Forces have set up programs to further your education for services performed. This could be signing up for the ROTC (Reserve Officer's Training Corps) program, or enlisting in a branch of the armed services.