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Financial Aid and Scholarship Guide: Welcome!

Welcome to the J.S. Flipper Library Financial Aid and Scholarship Page.

Government Aid to Students

Government Aid to Students


Federal Student Aid: The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school. 


U.S. Department of Education: Source of information for federal financial aid programs, links to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, etc.


South Carolina Department of Education: Information on aid opportunities for post-secondary education from the South Carolina Department of Higher Education. Covers South Carolina scholarships and grants, student loans, and related assistance programs.



General Financial Aid and Scholarships


College Scholarships: Scholarship and grant search engine.


FastWEB: A free search and update service for finding scholarships offered at more than 1000 colleges and universities. Also includes basic financial aid information and strategies for parents and students.


FinAid: The Financial Aid Web Page: Comprehensive source for financial aid information. Extensive links to free databases of scholarships, grants, etc.


UNCF Scholarships: UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members.


Scholarship Search:Free, searchable database of scholarships, loans, internships, etc. from non-college sources. Sponsored by The College Board.


Grants, Foundations, and Charities


Charity Navigator: Provides information about charities. It also evaluates them, but only from a financial perspective (efficiency and long-term sustainability). This site allows grant seekers to electronically find and apply for grants from 26 agencies of the federal government.


Pell Grants: Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. 

FAFSA Overview

Tips for College Scholarship Essays


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