financial aid, this well-organized site (rich in content but poor in
graphics) has information for parents, students, and aid administrators
on loans, grants, and even scholarship scams. Make sure to check out the
financial aid calculators, including the college cost comparator, loan
payment calculator, and savings plan estimator.
embark.com/mba - This site, which specializes in enabling aspiring
MBAs to apply to more than 150 schools online, outlines a four-step
approach to financing your MBA, including info on aid.
ed.gov - This is a must stop if you're seeking federal aid. This
Department of Education site contains the online version of The Student
Guide 2000-2001, a useful resource for federal loan applicants.
gmat.org - The official Web site of the Graduate Management Council
offers concise information on federal loans and private loans,
scholarships, grants and work study programs.
salliemae.com - The nation's largest loan provider has comprehensive
information on all kinds of student loans. Features include a free
Web-based scholarship search, plus college cost calculators.
citiassist.com - The student loan site of Citibank contains
information on various loans offered by Citibank -- and also allows you
to apply online. If you are clueless about loans, the site walks you
through a simple example. The site also has an extensive glossary of
financial terms. The online loan application takes five minutes if you
have the relevant information at hand.
bankamerica.com/studentunion/ - This well-designed site is easy to
navigate and is packed with information on student loans. The features
include budgeting tools, online counseling, and banking information. The
site also offers online applications for student loans.
accessgroup.org - This nonprofit group's site lets you apply for
loans online and offers additional programs such as Need Access, a
service that gathers additional financial data from students to
determine eligibility for financial aid. Another site feature is Access
Advisor, a financial planning guide you can download.
fafsa.ed.gov - This is the fastest way to apply for federal loans.
The Department of Education Web site allows you to submit the FAFSA
ed.gov/offices/OPE/express.html - This site contains free software
for FAFSA Express, an easy-to-use package that helps you submit the
FAFSA via PC and modem.
nasfaa.org - The National Association of Student Financial Aid
Administrators has extensive resources and publications on financial
aid. This site, though, is subscription-based and requires a yearly fee.
cgsm.org - A sure stop if you're a minority student looking
for financial aid. The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management site
outlines application procedures and deadlines for prospective students
seeking aid. The Consortium is an organization that provides support to
African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American students.
nbmbaa.org - The official Web site of the National Black MBA Assn.
is a good resource for minorities looking for scholarships. You can
check out deadlines and download a scholarship application form from the
nshmba.org - The official Web site of the National Society of
Hispanic MBAs offers information on scholarships for Hispanic b-school
students. The site includes tips and guidelines for prospective
applicants. You can also download scholarship application forms from the
northstar.org - This site offers detailed information about loans
tailored for MBA students under the Total Higher Education (T.H.E) loan
program. You can also download MBA financial planing guides and apply
for loans online.
amsweb.com - This site offers various student loans products as well
as a payment optimizer, a tool that allows you to better manage your
finances. You can also contact customer service representatives via an
innovative Web call-back feature.
educaid.com - Educaid, a division of First Union Bank, offers a
15-minute interactive seminar on the financial aid process, plus various
fastweb.com - This free scholarship search service has nifty tools
such as a college cost calculator and loan analyzer. The site also
features useful information on the financial aid process.
teri.org - This site offers information on different types of
student loans. The site also features an online loan application and
links to numerous financial Web sites.
iie.org - If you're an international student, this is an excellent
resource for scholarships and grants. The International Institute of
Education administers the Fulbright scholarship program, and also has
information on country-specific grants, deadlines, and contacts.
mbaplaza.com/finance/finan.htm - A useful service for international
students, MBA plaza offers information on scholarships and grants in
more than 30 countries.