Financial Support

Not sure how to pay for your education? You're not alone! Fortunately, you have many options, including grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. The websites listed below provide information on financial support at the state and national levels. Every college and university in the state also has advisors ready to answer your questions about financial support for your education. Prospective students should also investigate community organizations offering scholarships.

Finding out About Financial Aid

Student Guide: Federal Financial Aid
The Student Guide is a publication of the U.S. Department of Education, and is available online and in paper form from any community or 4-year college or university. The Guide details loans, grants, and work-study options available to all students, and includes complete instructions on applying for these types of aid.

Applying for Financial Aid

FAFSA on the Web
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students can now complete the FAFSA online, or pick up a paper copy at any community or 4-year college or university in the state. The FAFSA is used to apply for federal and state student grants, work-study, and loans.

Scholarship Organizations

American Indian College Fund
There are 32 tribal colleges - all founded by Indians to fight high rates of poverty, educational failure and cultural loss. These colleges created the non-profit American Indian College Fund to raise desperately-needed scholarship, endowment and operating monies.
United Negro College Fund
The mission of the United Negro College Fund is to enhance the quality of education by providing financial assistance to deserving students, to raise operating funds for member colleges and universities, and to increase access to technology for students and faculty at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Since its inception in 1944, UNCF has grown to become the nation's oldest and most successful African American education assistance organization.