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College Answer
A freely searchable database that requires the creation of a personal profile. The database contains information on 2.8 million scholarships.


College Board's Scholarship Search
This annually updated database includes 2,300 sources for funding. College Board is an organization composed of educational institutions who aim to encourage student college success.


Scholarship Connection
The University of California Berkeley has created a database of 300 scholarship opportunities. The database is searchable by various criteria, and typically provides the following detail about each award: type, level, discipline, amount, description, GPA requirements, deadlines, submission requirements and contact information.


Fastweb Scholarship Search
FastWeb was the first freely accessible scholarship database. It is updated regularly and includes over 1.3 million local, national and college specific scholarships.

U.S. Department of Education
Source of information for federal financial aid programs, links to the FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), etc.

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
Comprehensive source for financial aid information. Extensive links to free databases of scholarships, grants, etc.

This site allows grant seekers to electronically find and apply for grants from 26 agencies of the federal government.


CU-Boulder Financial Aid
The campus office provides Scholarship Services, Student Employment services, FAQs, forms and details on the overall process for grants, scholarships and loans.


College in Colorado
This organization was initiated by the state of Colorado to encourage college enrollment and to assist families and students in planning, applying, and paying for college. The site includes scholarship resources in addition to numerous other informational and planning tools.



Federal Student Aid FAFSA

The site includes a comprehensive description of the FAFSA, including: directions for completing, information about your pin, as well as a student aid guide.


US Department of Education

The department's information center for student financial aid.


Colorado's COF Project

Details for in state Colorado students about the College Opportunity Fund, provided by CU-Boulder's Financial Aid Office.


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