Helpful Links

Some links for scholarship opportunities are below as well very helpful links from different areas of Department of Education that will interest both students and parents.
However, please be aware that WPUNJ did not endorse any of the below private companies. Please follow the rule of thumb, that if any scholarship search services that charges a fee is a scam. Please read the
Federal Trade Commission's Warning on $cholarship $cams .

Scholarship Searches

www.fastweb.com
This is where prospective students can search the internet for scholarships that match their profile for free.

www.studentscholarshipsearch.com
This a search engine and database of private scholarships designed to assist students identify sources for undergraduate through postgraduate study. This database also includes student loan forgiveness programs for those who have graduated from college and need alternatives for repayment. The award listings in the database contain more detailed information than can be found in most scholarship databases and scholarship listing books.

www.collegeboard.org
This is mostly about the SATs, but it also has good information.

www.petersons.com/finaid
Peterson also has a search function and other valuable information.

www.fc2success.org
"Casey Family Scholars Program", complete with online application, offering awards of $1,000 - 10,000 to students pursuing 2-4 year college degrees or certificates who are or have been in foster care.

Department of Education Links

The Federal Student Guide
The Bible of Students; this is where all the federal programs are explained.

U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid

Studentaid.ed.gov
Page made especially for students (and parents) by the Department of Education

Parent Section of Ed.gov
Parent section by the Department of Education

Preparing For College 
This is useful for all parents for whatever age their child may be. It is an excellent guide for parents; a resource book full of very good information not just about how to pay but choosing a long-range planning checklist.

National Student Loan Clearinghouse
This is a place where you can research who currently owns your Student Loans.

Direct Loan Servicer
This is a place where you can research your Direct Loans.

Higher Education Student Assistance Authority 
This is NJ's State web site.

Financial Aid Information Page

Federal Student Aid Glossary 

Official Government Links

The following are sites and information about government and its officials.

U.S. Department of Education

Internal Revenue Service

Social Security Administration

Selective Service

Department of Homeland Security (US Citizenship & Immigration Services)