Useful Links

Information about financial aid can be confusing. Where do you start? Be sure to be in touch with your Guidance Office and with your college's financial aid web page. Some sources of information are listed here.

Federal Financial Aid and the FAFSA

www.ed.gov/ -- for information about federal aid

www.pin.ed.gov -- to get your PIN or change it. You will need a PIN to apply on-line.

www.fafsa.ed.gov -- to apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

www.osfa.mass.edu -- Massachusetts uses the Federal FAFSA; programs include various scholarships and a loan (No Interest Loan).

MASSGrant, the primary state scholarship program, is portable to ME, NH, CT, VT, RI, PA, and DC.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

www.phillips-scholarship.org -- Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarships, available to New Englanders

www.cityofboston.gov/scholarship/ -- like the Edwards Scholarship, available only to Boston residents. The city of Boston also has a scholarship guide on its website.

www.uaspire.org -- financial aid information, hands-on help

www.finaid.org/scholarships -- linked to FastWeb Scholarship Search (free); includes information about paying for college

www.saltmoney.org -- information on scholarships, loans, and other pertinent topics

www.collegeboard.org -- information about financial aid and scholarships; also, SATs and CSS Profile

Loans and Financing

www.mefa.org -- The Massachusetts Financing Authority helps Massachusetss families finance higher education.