Yes, I know. The federal government’s reputation for website quality has taken a recent and massive hit because of the health care reform website. Still, many government websites are great sources of information and links to resources for topics that are not new or are less complicated than heath care reform. Case in point: Federal Student Aid.
In this case, the Department of Education’s website is comprised of several, easy-to-read sections that include checklists and explanations for types of aid, who qualifies and how to apply. This site is a great place to start your search for how to fund your education or training after high school.
A few site highlights:
- Avoiding scams, including fees for finding funding and possible identity theft
- A list of free sources for scholarship information
- Information about federal grants (and grants from other sources)
- Eligibility for federal student aid programs
Of course, state governments, colleges or schools and private and not-for-profit organizations also provide scholarships and grants to support education and training. Below are a few links to get you started. Stay tuned for more.