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Scholarship Search Sites

Midwest Student Exchange Program 
If you are interested in attending schools in states surrounding Nebraska, be sure to check out this program to save money!

Sallie Mae's Main Website  - Lots of loan information here. Also has a good scholarship search.

Financial Aid Estimator - This online form will tell you your estimated "family contribution" in the college funding process. (Kantrowitz) 

Financial Aid Calculators - The most popular calculators are the College Cost Projector, Savings Plan Designer , Financial Aid Estimation Calculator and Loan Payment Calculator. 
(Kantrowitz) 

College Financial Aid Offices - For every college in the U.S.

Office of  Post Secondary Education   (US Dept of Ed) 

Financial Aid Tips from NASFAA - This is the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' site and it is full of tips on financial aid. 

UNL Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid 
Learn all you need to know about what it takes to get scholarships and loans at UNL.

@the U  
This is a commercial site from Union Bank & Trust. 

Americorps  - This explains the volunteer programs of service to America, like VISTA and The National Civilian Community Corps. Americorps workers also work forHabitat for Humanity, the Red Cross and Boys and Girls Clubs. It is a great program for those who are really interested in doing something for the country as a civilian.

Selective Service Registration  
In order to receive any government backed loans, all 18 year old males must register with the selective service. Might as well do it now!

FAFSA On the Web  They promise quicker turn-around time if you fill out the FAFSA on the web. It would be a good idea to pick up a hard copy of the FAFSA in the counseling center so you know ahead of time what information they are going to require.

Title IV School Codes - You'll need these school codes when you fill out the FAFSA. Very quick way to the code numbers!

FAFSA Help - Here you will find all the answers to your questions about filling out the FAFSA. There are even photos of the form with very exact instrutions on completing the questions.

The Educational Planning Center - Superb local site. If you have any questiona about financial aid, this is the place to start. And it is free!

FinAid!  - Everything you need to know about financial aid - by Kantrowitz. One of the most comprehesive sites on the web!

The Student Guide - This is one of the best and most concise and well organized expanations of the financial aid process anywhere. Check this out for an easy way to find out the answers to all your financial aid questions!!

Sallie Mae's Online Scholarship Service

FastWeb.com - This is a free scholarship search site. You fill out an online profile and they look for scholarships that fit your profile. They give you a "mailbox" and as time goes by they'll put scholarship applications (or letters about them) in your mailbox. Pretty cool deal.