There are many excellent resources on the Internet that can help you plan and obtain funding for a college education. Here are some that we highly recommend.
Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is New York State’s student financial aid agency. HESC helps people pay for college by providing need-based grant and scholarship award money to college-going students. At HESC’s core are programs like the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), numerous state scholarships, a highly-successful College Savings program and college access programs for students and counselors that enable college to be a reality for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers each year.
GoCollegeNY is a website developed for high school students to help them prepare for college. GoCollegeNY features videos of students successfully navigating the college process despite facing economic and social challenges, and gives visitors the ability to explore careers and find colleges that provide education matching their career aspirations. Additionally, students can get help in tracking their high school course selections to prepare for their college studies.
US Department of Education Federal Student Aid
FSA, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in America's postsecondary education community. Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible Americans benefit from federal financial assistance — grants, loans and work-study programs — for education beyond high school.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAFSA opens the door to the federal student aid process. Every step you take will get you closer to achieving your educational goals. Find out what you can expect from beginning to end.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
NASFAA offers students and parents assistance in academic preparedness, postsecondary options and paying for college. Whether you are applying for financial aid for the first time or are a returning student this web site will assist you in navigating through the academic and financial aid process.