Q: Where online can I find information on colleges and financial aid?
— C.B., Taylorville, Ill.
A: For college planning and the college search, you might try collegeboard.org, unigo.com, petersons.com and campustours.com
For more financial-aid guidance, start with the U.S. Department of Education at ed.gov and studentaid.ed.gov. The finaid.org website offers scholarship and loan guidance and help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At fastweb.com, you can search a large scholarship database.
This Article is from the Columbus Dispatch on Sunday, March 29, 2015
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What is the first step in getting aid? The first step in getting aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). That means you need to be aware of your deadlines, get your financial information in order, prepare to file taxes earlier if possible. A very close second step is familiarize yourself with what forms are required to apply for aid at the schools of interest — some schools might also require the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®.