Financial Literacy



Find Resources to Fund Your Education

"The high school class of 2017 left as much as $2.3 billion in free federal grant money for college on the table, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet. Free money went unclaimed due to students not completing or submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA." -Nerdwallet

Key FAFSA Points

  • October 1, 2017
    The 2018/19 FAFSA application begins every year on October 1st.
  • Application Deadlines
    Different states and colleges have different FAFSA deadlines
  • Select Schools
    Identify at-least three schools that interest you before applying. 
  • Apply for the FAFSA
    Apply for the FAFSA application to determine your eligibility. Don't worry, you're not required to take loans or attend any schools selected.

FAFSA Application

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be intimidating to anyone, let a lone a first-time, 18 year old college student.

Before you apply, let's gather all the necessary information. 

Applying for Scholarships

Scholarships are a great way to supplement your school funding. Scholarships typically require an application and/or academic thresholds a student must maintain.

 Let's get started! 

Free Financial Literacy Resources 

U.S.Bank 

Students create a free  personalized learning plan to get started with the best learning experiences that best meet your needs.

Discover

Offers a variety of scholarship resources and scholarship finder tool for high school and college students.  

360 Degrees

The American Institute of CPA's offer students a free personalized financial plan by submittting three simple responses. 

Scholarship & Grant Opportunities

Access over 1.5 million scholarships to help you pay for college
Federal grant-making government agency whose mission is to improve lives
For scholarships, contests, and sweepstakes you can apply in a matter of minutes
Once your application is processed, you will know what federal assistance programs you qualify for

Beware of Scholarship Scams

Scholarship scams prey on students who are young, vulnerable, and perhaps not as familiar with what to look out for when investigating funding options. Scholarship scams are generated for two reasons, to obtain money or to obtain personal details. The basic rules of life apply; you should never pay money up front in order to obtain money down the track and you should never give out personal details, especially identity, bank or credit card numbers.