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Financial Resources

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  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)- Official online form to complete and submit over the Internet.
  • Financial Aid Estimation Calculator - This page computes an unofficial estimate of the EFC (estimated family contribution) using a formula very similar to the Federal Methodology approved by Congress and used by school financial aid administrators when awarding Federal aid. This information should be used as a guide only.
  • FastWEB - Tailored scholarship search of over 180,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and grants, available to students for free.
  • Loan Payment Calculator - This is a tool to help you decide if you are ready to commit to a student loan.
  • Federal Trade Commission Consumer Credit Counseling This site will provide you with information on how to choose a reputable credit counseling organization to advise you on managing your money and debts, help you develop a budget, and offer free educational materials and workshops.
  • Federal Trade Commission National Resource for Identity Theft - Identity theft can damage your name and your credit and take months to clear up. To place a "fraud alert" on your credit rating contact all three reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union.
  • CNN Money- From the editors of CNN and Money magazine to help you invest, save, borrow and spend wisely.