FAFSA and Financial Aid Resources
Cash for College encourages Alabama high schools to rally around Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion. The FAFSA is required for any student seeking federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans in all colleges. According to the US Department of Education, 9 out of 10 students who complete a FAFSA attend college the following fall.
Many Alabama students qualify for Pell Grants of up to $5,815 per year. Pell Grants do not have to be repaid.
- FAFSA On the Web – Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
- Federal Student Aid – Your source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
- Financial Aid Information Page – The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
- College View – Find free scholarships, financial aid, career and minority information and more
- Fastweb – Free scholarship search
- Net Price Calculator – Calculator developed to help families plan for educational costs at Wallace Community College.
- Financial Aid Information Page – Free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid, including financial aid estimators and calculators
- FAFSA Tips and Common Mistakes to avoid
- Alabama Career Information Network – resources for students, parents, educators and counselors regarding education and career planning.
- The US Department of Education – news, information, and other helpful features
- The National Association of Student Financial Aid – a host of data for parents and students
- Bureau of Indian Affairs – Information about Native American Higher Education Grants for undergraduate and graduate students
- Tax Benefits Guide – Information about the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, including the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit (not to be confused with the Georgia Hope Scholarship), Lifetime Learning tax credits, and deductible student loan interest
- Videos about FAFSA and other financial aid
- Overall college information