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Don't pay for scholarships!

You are likely to come across services that will charge you a fee for doing scholarship searches.  You are likely to find all of the same scholarships yourself if you take the time to do a search.

Good Information about Scholarships


Official site of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Fast Web

"Fastweb is the premier online resource for paying and preparing for college.  Fastweb mambers are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities completely free of charge.  There are scholarships for every student's educational goals, activities, and interests."


GoodCall integrates data and technology to make finding scholarships easier for students and their families.  They are totally free and open - no fee or account sign-up required.  View thousands of scholarships, filter results by specific requirements, and even search by competition level and entry difficulty.

Maryland Higher Education Commission

The MHEC is a wealth of information particularly for students planning on applying to an instate school.

Student Aid on the Web

"Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.  These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school."

Tuition Aid - Do's and Don'ts

College Scholarships

"Students have been utilizing [this] scholarship search service since 1995.  Scholarships are available for high school, undergraduate, graduate and international students attending a college or technical school."

Introducing micro-scholarships.  You can get scholarships from colleges for your achievements in high school.  You must first create an account.

Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber o f Commerce shares information about scholarships and additional resources for finding them.


If you are planning on attending Cecil College, it is important that you enroll in time to apply for the Cecil College Scholarships by April!

Do you want senatorial or delegate scholarships and you're wondering who are your representatives?  Go here to find out!

If you are planning on attending a college in the state of Maryland, it is important that you complete MDCAPS registration.  This allows you to obtain state funding from sources such as Delegate and Senatorial Scholarships as well as for grants.

Wells Fargo - Wells Fargo has a variety of online resources to help you budget and understand what options you have to pay for college.

My Financial Guide

By looking at your financial picture, we can help put you on the right track to reaching your goals.  Find resources on budgeting, choosing a college, and money management for your current and future financial needs."

Your financial aid journey in 5 steps

"Knowing how you're going to pay for college is one of the most powerful ways you can set yourself up for success.  Estimate your education costs and understand the different funding options available to help you pay for them."

Tuition Funding Sources

"Register for free and get access to one of the largest scholarship databases in the world.  Plus, you'll receive a customized list of scholarship opportunities unique to you."

College STEPS® Program

"Sign up to receive college planning and money management tips, tools, and resources by email.  You'll get information relevent to your year in school to help you stay on track and know what to expect next."


Completing the FAFSA

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