Looking for outside help is a great way to assist in paying for college, as oftentimes your financial aid will not cover your entire costs. One of the best ways to find outside assistance is in your own community:
- Your local church
- Elks Clubs
- Rotary Clubs
- Community Foundations
- Scholarship Resource Books
- Local businesses
Searching for outside scholarships has never been more accessible. There are nearly endless possibilities to find help!
The following web sites offer outside scholarship searches or give guidance to families trying to find their way through the financial aid world. The best part is that they are all free!
Fastweb offers over $1 billion in scholarships.
SallieMae College Ahead
"Planning for College Destination."
College Board hosts multiple resources for your convenience.
Department of Education
The U.S. Government's official site.
Washington Student Achievement Council
Washington State's official education site.
Mapping Your Future
Yet another great resource.