Below are many web resources for college/university
information, most related to scholarships and loans, and some addressed
specifically for under-represented groups. Remember to be cautious
when accessing any of the links, keeping in mind that you should
never pay for any search service nor give out your social security
number online. For further information on scholarship scams, go
to the Federal Trade Commission's Web site.
Standard format for requesting Letters of Recommendation.
Informs students and families about the availability of the federal student aid programs and the process for applying for and receiving aid.
Three methods to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
Explore the variety of options available in making CSULB affordable.
Explore options for paying for college. Learn about the various kinds of financial aid (loans, grants, and work-study), how to apply, common myths, and more.
Learn about financial aid providers, eligibility, state specific aid, tuition discounts by region, tax breaks and more.
Apply electronically for a Direct Consolidation Loan. Includes financial aid calculators and other useful information. The US Department of Education’s Online Counseling Session is required before receiving a Federal Direct Loan. Download deferment and forbearance forms.
Independent site listing a variety of links, scholarship searches & FAQ’s (frequently asked questions).
A non-profit organization that provides students and families with information on college selection, admission, financial aid and scholarship.
Tips to understanding and determinig your financial aid needs. Finding College Scholarships. Understanding Student Loans
TurboTax informational guides and videos on tax tips for college savings plans, tuition and tax credits.
The Center for Scholarship Information (CSI) is the official clearinghouse for scholarship information at CSULB. Search their database with over 600 on- and off-campus scholarships
A MicroSoft Excel spreadsheet comprised of Scholarship resources
This database offers free access to the College Aid Sources for Higher Education (CASHE) database and contains listings of private sector awards from more than 3,600 sponsors. You can also determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
One-stop shopping for financial aid, scholarships, colleges, and careers.
Minority Scholarship Gateway Lists
Formerly Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of America.
Graduate scholarships and undergraduate transfer scholarships.
Financial aid and scholarships; Apply to over 1299 colleges.
Search for scholarships and online degrees.