It is difficult and unreliable to depend upon need-based financial aid. However, there are millions available in scholarships and many do no get many applicants. Please consider scholarships offered by the schools and their alumni associations. Below are some sites to search for scholarships.
Too many students and parents graduate with excessive and needless student loan debt. Excessive student loans can be an impediment to your financial planning goals. Avoid them. Spend the time an energy to get tax free scholarships. It may take just as much and energy as applying to for student loan. Come back to this page often as I get tips to more scholarships, I will add them to my page.
If you have additional resources, please let me know so I can add it to this page.
PayScale Education Data - before you make a decision on which college to attend, take a look at alumni outcomes for individual schools, degree levels, and/or major groupings.
Student Aid on the Web: US Dept of Education website on financial aid and student loans.
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
California Student Aid Commission
Silicon Valley Community Foundation: Scholarships Managed by the community foundation or Donor Involved Scholarship Funds
Asian Pacific Fund : Scholarships managed on behalf of donors.
Sequoia Awards offered to High School students who reside in Redwood City
FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
SallieMae: Scholarship information, criteria, deadlines, tips for avoiding scams, and more.
Fastweb.com: Scholarship search site
Student Scholarship Search: Student Resource Network searches mostly non-need based scholarships, fellowships and grants. They have a database of more than 7,000 awards.
ExPAN: Free database search managed by The College Board
MACH25: Database of over 500,000 private sector scholarships. It will generate letters for you to send for more information.
CalCPA's Scholarship Resource Guide
AICPA Scholarships and Fellowships funded by the AICPA Foundation
Paying for College - Student Resource Guide - Thank you Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
GraduateTutor.com - Your Scholarship Directory
Scholarships.com - For students wishing to study abroad
National & Community Service - Americorps
California Department of Veterans Affairs - CalVet
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Tax Breaks for Higher Education - NASFAA
Improvenet's DIY Repair Scholarship
Green Home Improvement Scholarship
Society of Women Engineers
Business Management Scholarships
American Dental Education Association
Best Medical Assistant Programs Scholarship
American Psychological Association
Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group Annual Scholarship Awards
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Gates Millennium Scholars
Sallie Mae $1,000 Plan for College Sweepstakes
Tall Clubs International Foundation
Little People of America
Children's Defense Fund - Beat the Odds Program
Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
NHS Scholarship Program
National English Honor Society
Girls Impact the World Film Festival
California State PTA
Scholarship America - Dollars for Scholars
Proof Reading, LLC Scholarship Program
Get a $1,000 Rover College Scholarship
Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship
Courage to Grow Scholarship
Nursing Education Scholarship
Facebook Advertising Scholarship
Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Contest
Awareness of Smoking Essay Contest
Green Home Improvement Scholarship
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Scholarships
Expect Miracles Foundation Scholarship