Resources for Students and Family
Scholarship Search Web Sites
FASFA on the Web
The following are several good reasons why you should consider using FAFSA on the Web:
- FAFSA on the Web is faster than applying for aid by paper.
- FAFSA on the Web uses skip logic based on your particular information, so you will need to answer fewer questions than on the paper application.
- FAFSA on the Web checks your answers before you submit your application, so there is less chance your application will be rejected because of missing or conflicting information.
- FAFSA on the Web saves your application information so that it can be completed and transmitted at a later time.
- FAFSA on the Web doesn't require software to be installed, so it takes less time before you can actually use the application.
- You can access FAFSA on the Web from anywhere, including school or home, making it more convenient to complete the application.
These handouts are in PDF format and can be download and printed:
- Indiana College Goal Sunday Checklist - What You Need
- Tip Sheet for Military & Veterans
- Tip Sheet for Adult Learners
- Tip Sheet for Undocumented Students
- Common FAFSA Mistakes
- Application Form Tracking Worksheet - download 104 kb pdf (tracks each school's application and documentation requirements for aid)
- Cost of Attendance Comparison Worksheet - download 196 kb pdf (lays out and compares attendance costs for each school under consideration; focuses student's expectations to realistic levels)
- Award Package Comparison Worksheet - download 36 kb pdf (guides the family and counselor in comparing aid packages from different schools)
- Financial Aid Consultants and Scholarship Search Services Fact Sheet - download 76 kb pdf (helps avoid unnecessary and costly reliance on paid consultants to obtain help and advice that is available at no charge)
- Sample Scholarship Inquiry Letter - download 84 kb pdf (suggests how a student might inquire about financial aid from a private organization)
- Financial Aid Glossary - download 708 kb pdf (a glossary of common financial aid terms and acronyms)
- Financial Aid Terms English/Spanish Translation - download 268 kb pdf
- Online Schools (a comprehensive and complete searchable database of online schools with advice and helpful hints)