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New York State PTA every child one voice

New York State PTA

One Wembley Court
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.452.8808
Toll Free: 1.877.569.7782
Fax: 518.452.8105

Email: pta.office@nyspta.org

Student Resources

Financial Aid Links

Ask the Expert – Another source for financial aid assistantance, just click in the "Ask the Expert" section.

Student Award Search Aid – This website helps students locate and apply for scholarships.

BrainTrack – A most complete directory of universities and colleges plus a new financial aid resource for students in the US that offers original coverage of a broad range of financial aid topics.

New York's 529 Plan – This plan offers families a tax-advantaged way to start saving now for college in the future.

Scholarships.com - Free College Scholarship Search – Welcome to Scholarships.com. Since 1998, Helping Students Find Free Money for College.

CSS/Financial Aid Profile – Financial aid application service of the College Board. Allows students to apply for scholarships, grants, and other financial aid.

College Scholarships.com – New scholarships are posted monthly. This free quality information includes all of the details you need to apply now, including eligibility requirements, deadlines, amounts, contact name, address, phone number and website of the scholarship sponsor.

CollegeNET.com – Welcome to CollegeNET!

Making College Financial Planning Count –  Become Your Own Expert on Paying For College! With an investment of less than an hour of your time, you'll learn how to navigate the process to get the best financial aid package possible and potentially save thousands of dollars. And, best of all, it's free, thanks to Bank of America.

Link to Student/Parent Workbook – Print your own copy of "Know More No Less" a Student/Parent Workbook On How To Get EXACTLY What You Need Financially To Go To College.

FAFSA on the Web – You may use this on-line form to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Federal Student Aid Programs – This site offers acces to Federal Student Aid Programs.

FAST Web – FastWeb lets students create a personalized profile that can be matched against expansive databases of scholarships.

Student Guide to Financial Aid – From the U.S. Department of Education.

FinAid.ORG – FinAid, The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid, is a comprensive free resource for objective information about student financial aid.

FTC.GOV – While there are legitimate services to help colleg-bound students, it can be hard to know the difference. Protect yourself from scholarship scams or financial aid fraud. Visit the Federal Trade Commission online for the latest information and advisories for consumers.

Sallie Mae Inc. – A guide to federal education loans including general information about college financing.

Nellie Mae Foundation – A service dedicated to explaining college loan programs and college finances.

Parent Plus Loan Information Page – This site provides parents with the information they will need to obtain parent plus loans as well as other information.

HESC Web Site – An excellent source for financial aid information for New York students. Nearly $1 billion in state aid programs.

FastWeb Student Bulletins – An excellent site for Student Bulletins about: College Admissions, Financial Aid, Scolarships. We will continue to assemble resources found on the Internet for our students and parents to use.

Wells Fargo - Student Loans – A financial aid guide including applications and loan programs.

SchoolSoup.com - SchoolSoup has additional scholarship information

Onlineschools.org – Sample Guide to College Financial Aid

Affordable Online Colleges – Edudemic – Affordable Online Colleges in America: Rankings & Report

Student Loan Consolidation Guide – Overview of current pros and cons of consolidation, including what is probably the most important question: Will it truly save you any money?

Scholarship Guide for Black Students

Scholarship Guide for Hispanic Students

Scholarship Guide for Asian Students

MoneyGeek – extensive scholarship search tool

Understanding the FAFSA – guide from BestColleges.com