Helpful Sites

This list was assembled from recommendations by admissions and financial aid professionals, as well as other higher education officials. It should not, however, be taken as a formal endorsement of any particular product or service. 

Federal and State ResourcesThird Party Resources

FAFSA on the Web
Publisher: U.S.Department of Education
Address: www.FAFSA.ed.gov

Description: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Must be completed yearly to determine the student’s eligibility for funding through federally based programs.

New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority – Grants and Scholarships 
Publisher: NJ HESAA 
Address: http://www.hesaa.org/Pages/GrantsandScholarshipsDetails.aspx 

Description: This site is a list of all New Jersey grants and scholarships available through the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance students for educational costs.

Federal Student Financial Aid Homepage
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education
Address: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp

Description: Best starting point for information on federal student financial aid. Includes links to publications, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and information on tax credits for education expenses.

College.gov
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education
Address: http://www.college.gov/wps/portal?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=

Description: This site is designed to inspire students to continue their education after high school, as well as guide them through the steps to plan and pay for college.

Preparing Your Child for College: A Resource Book for Parents
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education
Address: www.ed.gov/pubs/Prepare

Description: This very popular book is now available only online.

Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education
Cost: Free

To order: Call 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/

Tax Incentives for Higher Education
Address: www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96341,00.html

Description: A summary from the IRS of a variety of tax incentives for families who are saving for, or already paying, higher education costs or are repaying student loans.

U.S. Department of Education
Publisher U.S. Department of Education
Address: www.ed.gov

Description: Information about federally based aid and resources.

Ombudsman Office
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education
Address: https://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/disputes/prepare/contact-ombudsman

Description:The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group of the U.S. Department of Education is dedicated to helping resolve disputes related to Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, Guaranteed Student Loans, and Perkins Loans. The Ombudsman Group is a neutral, informal, and confidential resource to help resolve disputes about your federal student loans.

$ALT – Become a Financial Master!
Publisher: American Student Assistance (ASA)
Address: http://saltmoney.org

Description: Caldwell College and ASA provides the students, free of charge, a comprehensive financial literacy program geared to make a student a financial master.

Get On Board With A 25% Discount On NJ Transit Monthly Passes
Publisher: New Jersey Transit
Address: http://www.caldwell.edu/financial-aid/helpful-sites/nj-transit

Description: Caldwell College and NJ Transit have teamed up to provide discounted student transit passes. You will get a 25% pass discount through our portal as a Caldwell College student.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator 
Publisher: The College Board
Address: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/paying-your-share/expected-family-contribution-calculator

Description: Use to determine your possible EFC before filing FAFSA.

College Is Possible
Publisher: The Coalition of America’s Colleges and Universities
Address: www.CollegeIsPossible.org

Description: The Coalition of America’s Colleges and Universities has developed resources to help parents and students who are looking for answers about college. The Coalition Web site, www.CollegeIsPossible.org, is a “one-stop shop” with links and information on books, Web sites, and brochures recommended by admissions and financial aid professionals. Parents and students may access much of the same information by calling the U.S. Department of Education’s special toll-free number for college information, 1-800-433-3243, and requesting the College Is Possible brochure.

NASFAA’s C4C (Cash For College)
Publisher: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Address: http://www.nasfaa.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=3304

Description: A NASFAA publication, offering an overview of the types of financial aid available. It also gives details on how the process works.

The College Board Homepage
Publisher: The College Board
Address: www.collegeboard.com

Description: Designed for high-school students and their parents. Includes information on SAT registration and preparation. Students can create an organizer to get deadline reminders and update a college application checklist. The CSS/Financial Aid Profile, required by many private colleges, is also here. Features information on academic and financial planning, including a savings calculator.

College Answer Homepage
Publisher: Sallie Mae
Address: www.collegeanswer.com

Description: Features interactive calculators to help families project future college prices and their expected family contribution, a scholarship search, and assistance in selecting a college.

Find Your Community College
Publisher: U.S. News and World Report and the American Association of Community Colleges
Address: www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/rankindex_brief.php

Description: The publishers have produced this site to help students find the community college that best fits their needs.

ACT Assessment
Publisher: American College Testing
Address: www.act.org/aap/faq/general.html

Description: Information and registration for the ACT Assessment.

FinAid: The Smart Student™ Guide to Financial Aid
Publisher: Mark Kantrowitz
Address: www.finaid.org

Description: One-stop shopping for all types of financial aid information. Provides links to many other sites.

FastWeb
Publisher: FastWeb
Address: www.fastweb.com

Description: There are thousands of private scholarships available. This Web site boasts one of the largest free scholarship databases, with more than 400,000 listings.

CollegeNet Mach25 Scholarship Database
Publisher: CollegeNET
Address: www.collegenet.com/mach25

Description: Features more than 500,000 scholarships from 1,500 sponsoring organizations. This Web site allows students to save listings and create letters requesting more information.

The College Fund/UNCF
Publisher: The College Fund/UNCF
Address: www.uncf.org

Description: Lists scholarships available to students attending historically black colleges and universities that are members of The College Fund/UNCF.

Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
Publisher: Mark Kantrowitz
Address: www.finaid.org/otheraid/disabled.phtml

Description: On this page, you’ll find information about scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities.

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program
Publisher: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Address: www.gmsp.org

Description: Assists African-American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian-Pacific American, and Hispanic American students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Publisher: Mark Kantrowitz
Address: http://www.finaid.org/

Description: General overview of Financial aid process and programs.


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