THE FEDERAL STUDENT AID
The Federal Student Aid is an office of the U.S. Department of Education with a lot of tips and useful information for students who want to prepare to go to college. List of bilingual resources and tips, videos & PDFs: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources
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FREE SCHOLARSHIP COACH BOOKLET FROM SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA AVAILABLE AT HISPANICARTSCOUNCILSTL.ORG NOW!
As you and your family work to pay for college, you've probably learned that the scholarship search is a process that never ends -- there are always new opportunities, new awards and new criteria to learn about. Explore the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis to download your free Scholarship Coach Booklet and take a look to the Scholarship Calendar to see what is available for Latino students every month.
The Scholarship Coach, Volume 5 from Scholarship America now available! The new ebook includes advice on getting prepared, using your summer downtime productively, finding scholarships that match your unique passions, and more. TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE EBOOK, CLICK HERE! OR YOU CAN ALSO VISIT:
THE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF ST. LOUIS DEDICATED TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO COLLEGE-BOUND AND COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA.
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis is a nonprofit organization providing interest-free loans to St. Louis area students. The organization also offers helpful steps to take in navigating the college and financial aid process, as well as access to local and national resources for college students. For more information, visit: http://www.sfstl.org/
COLLEGE ADVISING GUIDE FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
Even though this is a page created by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling, most of the resources they offer are valid nationwide. There are lists of scholarships, 2 & 4 year colleges that accept undocumented students, resources for parents, educators and students, and more. Visit their website at:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/e4fcfansSupporting undocumented students in their pursuit of college, career and contribution. Resources, advice, programs, scholarships, testimonials, etc. for undocumented students.
CHOOSE YOUR FUTURE IS A WEBPAGE OF THE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS DEDICATED TO RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS, WHAT TO DO TO PREPARE YOURSELF TO GO TO COLLEGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
UNITED WE DREAM IS THE LARGEST IMMIGRANT YOUTH-LED ORGANIZATION IN THE U.S. AND OFFERS THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT LEGISLATION THAT AFFECTS DREAMERS AND UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS AND PARENTS.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. For more information, visit: http://unitedwedream.org/
WWW.NICHE.COM RANKS COLLEGES IN AMERICA
At www.niche.com the Best Colleges ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. The ranking compares more than 1,000 top colleges and universities in the U.S.
Niche.com offers a very valuable information about tuition, academics, students' life, etc in every college. Visit www.niche.com
COLLEGE BOARD HAS RESOURCES IN SPANISH FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS, DOCUMENTED AND UNDOCUMENTED.
College Board is a resourceful website with information for teachers, counselors and parents on Advanced Placement, and other admission college exams, as well as tips for college-bound students on how to prepare for college in High School and to be ready by their senior year. Visit: http://www.collegeboard.org/ College Board has a page in Spanish addressed to Latino parents 'Guia para padres': http://www.collegeboard.com/padres/ and also a page dedicated to Undocumented or Dreamers students: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-undocumented-students
COLLEGE SCORECARD IS A SITE FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THAT OFFERS RELIABLE, EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ON COLLEGES. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics of the U.S. Department of Education recently released its first annual update of the redesigned College Scorecard—available at CollegeScorecard.ed.gov—to ensure that students and families have the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and reliable information available on colleges, all in an easy-to-understand format. The site allows visitors to sort and filter their search results to easily compare schools and decide which college makes the most sense when considering the typical costs, average student loan amount, students’ ability to repay their loans, and their future earnings.
¡GRADúATE! FINANCIAL AID GUIDE TO SUCCESS IS A WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR LATINOS THAT OFFERS A USEFUL FINANCIAL AID GUIDE, FOR DOCUMENTED AND DACA STUDENTS, ON HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE. BILINGUAL PAGE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH.
The Initiative has created the ¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success(Guide) to help Hispanic students and families navigate the college application process. The Guide provides recommended steps for the college enrollment process, helpful tips on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and key financial aid resources available to better support Hispanics, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and non U.S. citizen students, in their efforts to access a postsecondary education. DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE IN ENGLISH CLICKING HERE, AND IN SPANISH CLICKING HERE! For more information and to download the guides and watch the videos, visit:
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY & TRANSPARENCY CENTER
The U.S. Department of Education College Affordability & Transparency Center offers a variety of interactive tools to find information about how much it costs students to attend different colleges, how fast those costs are going up, and information related to why costs are going up. For more information visit http://collegecost.ed.gov
THE ACT 'WORLD OF WORK MAP' PROVIDES CAREER EXPLORATION, JOBS YOU CAN OBTAIN WITH A COLLEGE DEGREE IN THAT FIELD, POSITIONS AND SALARIES YOU GET IN THOSE JOBS.
The ACT WORLD OF WORK MAP provides a focus to career exploration, not by singling out the one "right" occupation, but rather by pointing to world-of-work regions individuals may wish to explore. Through exploration, people may find occupations they might otherwise have missed.
To help individuals navigate among hundreds of occupations, the World-of-Work Map organizes 555 occupations into 26 groups of similar occupations (career areas). The Map serves as a visual bridge, linking people (via career assessment results) to personally relevant occupations. Visit this interactive site at: http://www.act.org/world/world.html
Now, the ACT constantly updated and enhanced ACT College Search tool is an integrated feature of ACT Profile, helping students better find the answer to that big question, “What should I do?” 'What college is my best fit?' With ACT Profile, college bound students can:
'COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY' HELPS YOU COMPLETE FAFSA, GET FINANCIAL AID, STATE-WIDE STUDENT SERVICES AND MORE...(Only for residents/citizens)
*Get free, on-site professional assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
*Talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply
*Get information regarding state-wide student services, admission requirements, and more!
For more information and to see when is the free volunteer-run national day of FAFSA FRENZY in Missouri will offer free assistance to parents & students to complete FAFSA or free Application for Federal Student Aid, visit http://collegegoalsundayusa.org/pages/default.aspx
IOWA COLLEGE STUDENT AID COMMISSION SITE OFFERS A LIST OF RESOURCES FOR LATINO PARENTS AND STUDENTS, DOCUMENTED OR UNDOCUMENTED, ON HOW TO APPLY FOR COLLEGE, BILINGUAL GUIDES, FINANCIAL RESOURCES, EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND SCHOLARSHIPS. THE PAGE IS IN SPANISH. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/resources-latin-students
ICAN THE IOWA COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK
The ICAN offers lists of Resources and Scholarships for Diversity and Minority Students. They offer a national list of scholarships and other helpful information and resources for Hispanics and other minorities.. Some of them require American Citizenship others don't. Great Resource for Dreamers and Latino students in general. Find more informaiton at:
NURSINGSCHOOL411.COM OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ON THE NURSING CAREER, NATIONAL AND LOCAL SCHOOLS OF NURSING, TUITION, JOB OPPORTUNITIES, SALARY PER STATE, ETC.
For more information, visit: http://www.nursingschool411.com/
SUSTAINABILITYDEGREES.COM OFFERS INFORMATION ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY DEGREES, CAREERS IN THE FIELD, AND COLLEGES WITH THOSE CAREERS.
Get information on leading sustainability degrees, sustainable careers of the future, learning resources, and an understanding of what sustainability really means. Whether you're interested in science, design, business, public policy, or technology, these degrees offer the skills and knowledge you'll need to start your career in sustainability. For more information, visit: http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/
MASTERS IN EDUCATION.NET IS A SITE WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON HOW TO PURSUE MASTERS IN EDUCATION CAREERS, GET FINANCIAL AID, SCHOLARSHIPS, ETC.
For more information, visit: http://www.mastersineducation.net/scholarships/
EXCELENCIA IN EDUCATION (CLICK HERE)
Ensuring America's Future by Increasing Latino College Completion is anExcelencia in Education initiative in collaboration with partners from diverse sectors and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation. The purpose of the initiative is to inform, engage, and sustain efforts to promote the role of Latinos in making the U.S. the world leader in college degree completion.
FAFSA4Caster HELPS STUDENTS & PARENTS ESTIMATE YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID! (Only for residents/citizens)
FAFSA4caster Provide some basic information and we'll estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. Your estimate will be shown in the "College Cost Worksheet" where you can also provide estimated amounts of other student aid and savings that can go towards your college education. We advice you to complete FAFSA4Caster before you complete FAFSA online.
'LATINOS IN COLLEGE' IS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH RESOURCES, TIPS, & WORKSHOPS FOR COLLEGE BOUND & COLLEGE STUDENTS.
'Latino in College' is a non profit organizatiion that assists Latino students and their families in choosing schools, finding fundings and suceeding in college. For more information visit their website:
CollegeFish.org is dedicated to serving as an online resource to promote positive two year completion and transfer pathways, empowering students and the higher education personnel who support them to achieve their goals in a seamless, timely manner. Powered by Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of Community Colleges, CollegeFish.org is open to ALL community college students attending partner institutions. Visit www.collegefish.org
CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE INC. OFFERS A PERSONALIZE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH WITH HUNDREDS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO OBTAIN FINANCIAL AID FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL TO GRADUATE STUDENTS.
The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education. For more information and to access the database, visit: https://www.chcinextopp.net/
AFFORDABLE ONLINE COLLEGES
Affordable Colleges Online helps students find affordable college options and provides information about financial aid and college
rankings. Visit http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/
ONLINE SCHOOLS.ORG OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID FOR MINORITIES, INCLUDING HISPANICS
In recent years, a nationwide emphasis on the importance of diversity (particularly on college campuses) has generated many scholarships and grants for students who belong to underrepresented minority groups. Online Schools.org offers a comprehensive scholarship list which includes financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic.These awards can be applied to all colleges. Check the list at http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/
FinAid IS THE SMART STUDENT GUIDE TO FINANCIAL AID FOR COLLEGE!
FinAid, The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid, is the most comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information, advice and tools about SCHOLARSHIPS, LOANS, SAVINGS, MILITARY & OTHER TYPES OF AID, FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS & TOOLS TO CALCULATE COLLEGE COSTS, LOAN PAYMENTS, SAVINGS & THE EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION. For more information, visit http://www.finaid.org/
UNIVISION 'EDUCACION' BILINGUAL EDUCATION INFORMATION, NEWS, VIDEOS , SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES, ARTICLES, AND MORE TO HELP LATINO FAMILIES AND STUDENTS START COLLEGE!
Explore the Univision Education page, an education initiative to assist parents and students navigate the U.S. college system, scholarship data base, virtual college tours, college cost calculator, financial aid and all information they need in the road map to college access in the U.S. Visit http://noticias.univision.com/educacion/ to find out more!
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you find any of the resources or scholarships links not working, that doesn't mean that that scholarship is not available anymore. It may be that they changed the URL address, so, we urge you to google the name of the organization or scholarship to find the working link. We are not able to keep the hundred of links listed in this website up to date. We do as much as we can but we need you to be proactive. Thanks!