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Free Scholarship Searches & Resources

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Financial Aid Information

  • Minnesota College Goal Sunday
    Annual event that helps high school seniors and parents complete the FAFSA.
  • Federal Student Aid
    Provides detailed information on pursuing education beyond high school.
  • FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
    Provides links to information on student financial aid.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    Allows students to apply online for student financial aid and check the status of their application.
  • Federal Financial Aid FAFSA4caster
    Allows students and families to receive an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid.
  • MN Dream Act Application
    Used by Minnesota's undocumented students to apply for state financial aid

529 College Savings Plans

Minnesota Colleges & Universities

  • Minnesota Career College Association
    Provides basic information on 14 of Minnesota's private career colleges.
  • Minnesota Online
    A gateway to online education from schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
  • Minnesota Private College Council
    Provides information on 17 of Minnesota's private four-year, liberal arts colleges.
  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
    Provides information on public state colleges and universities in Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Transfer
    Provides information on how students can transfer credits between Minnesota institutions.
  • Specific Minnesota colleges and universities
  • University of Minnesota
    Provides information on the University's Twin Cities, Duluth, Crookston, Morris and Rochester campuses.
  • National College Fairs

College Admissions Tests

College Information & Searches

  • College Answer
    Provides information on preparing, selecting, applying and financing college as well as college and scholarship searches and a variety of cost calculators.
  • The College Board
    Provides useful information on financial aid available for students and parents as well as a college search.
  • College Gold
    Provides information on FastWeb's College Gold book and access to interactive tools, calculators, and resources to help you plan and pay for college.
  • College Navigator
    Provides information on colleges, tuition and enrollment demographics through a searchable database.
  • College View
    Provides a college search of schools in the United States and Canada.
  • CollegeNet College Search
    Provides a college search and allows student to apply online to select schools.
  • CAREERwise Education
    Provides information on higher education options.
  • Peterson's / Thomson Learning
    Provides higher education information for parents and students of all ages.

General Scholarship Resources

Minnesota-specific Scholarships

Resources for Military Families

Resources for Students of Color

Campus Crime Information

Avoid Diploma Mills

Diploma mills, or degree mills, are fraudulent "colleges" that offer potential students degrees requiring little or no serious work. These "colleges" are not legitimate or accredited. Learn more about diploma mills:

Career Information & Resources

Community Service

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