The Catholic University of America

Graduate Financial Aid

Internet Information about Aid Sources

(Sources of information about grants, fellowships, scholarships, and other forms of aid provided by universities and third-party sources)

FastWEB: Offers a free, searchable database of more than 200,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans. Used by colleges across the United States, fastWeb is rumored to be one of the most extensive and up-to-date services on the Internet available to students. In order to register for this service, applicants are guided on-line by establishing a private "mail-box" with the service by an individual profile. As scholarships and grants are updated in their database, they will match user skills, abilities, and interests to fastWEB's database and place the pertinent information in the mailboxes of those that appear to fit the program.

FinAid: Comprehensive, regularly updated resource for student financial information, study abroad, exchange programs, and college testing. Wide ranges of information on aid, scholarships, university financial aid offices, and related documents. Provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid. Students can find links to other scholarship search services as well as a glossary, bibliography, and "calculators" for estimating an individual's need for financial aid. General information on the "how-to's" of applying for aid are also available and updated regularly.

Peterson's Education Center: Peterson's Education Center; includes search for programs by alpha, academic area, and geography; study abroad and executive education; financing education. Includes: The Financial Aid Story, intro to organizations, admissions calendar, Q&A, glossary of terms, and financial planning tools.

GrantsNet: GrantsNet is a new web site designed to conduct grant searches for student researchers. It provides an extensive database on fellowships, grants, and other sources of support for research and advanced training in the biomedical sciences. The site also features links to the web sites of funders, online applications, stories about precious fellowship recipients, and comments from recent application reviewers. Compiled by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Student Financial Assistance: The federal government's main information center for financial aid for students. Definitive information about federal aid programs, including the Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Perkins Loans.

Access Group: Includes downloadable needs access and debt management tools.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Online form to complete and submit over the internet.

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