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Paying for college is no easy task. Learn about the steps you should take and find resources that can help you along the way.

Virginia Information Providers Network


Offers free financial aid information for state residents. Click on “Family and Education” and then “Education” to find financial aid information. There are also links to state and federal financial aid resources.

College Foundation of North Carolina


Provides a free informational website that offers links to federal programs as well as the North Carolina EXTRA Education Loans.

Center for Online Education


Today, millions of college students choose to take some or all of their courses online. Even as total higher education enrollment decreases, student enrollment in courses and degree programs at online colleges continues to climb. Learn how to properly fill out the FAFSA, get loan counseling and learn about lesser known forms of educational funding.

College Planning Tools


Focuses primarily on the College Board exams and includes financial aid information. This site also offers a great Financial Aid Calculator and scholarship search capabilities.

College Finance Glossary


Definitions for all terms related to student financial aid!

FinAid – The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid


Comprehensive financial aid program, including glossary of financial aid terms, links to other sites and a listing of aid based on specific interests.

Resources for First Generation College Students


Half of all undergraduate college students identify as first generation college students — meaning students whose parents never completed a bachelor’s degree. This resource will help guide first generation college students and their families with the additional barriers and challenges they may face.

Academic Common Market

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Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state? Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college. Pay in-state tuition rates. Learn more about the Academic Common Market through the Southern Regional Education Board.

College Resources & Scholarships for Jewish Students


Guide includes information about scholarships for Jewish students. Also includes information about Judaism on campus and general college resources.

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