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Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources

CSUSM Financial Aid Office   
Excellent site with great funding resources, Scholarships, tips, and general college information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA
Must submit application my March 2

  1. Understanding the FAFSA
  2. Financial aid checklist
  3. Types of financial aid
  4. Who can get aid
  5. Loan repayment
  6. Info for parents (tax benefits, support your child, college costs)

Financial Literacy - 9 things a college student should know

CashCourse.org
CashCourse is your guide to making informed financial choices. Get prepared for whatever life has in store: Register for a free account, and take charge of your money.

Once logged in, select Financial Tools > Coursework > select Coursework Topics of your choice.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship

fastWEB
A free, searchable database that contains scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans totaling over 1.5 million. Students can set up a mailbox with personalized information so that they may check for new awards and update their portfolio periodically. New scholarship information can be e-mailed to students. Plan to spend 30 minutes creating your profile the first time that you use fastWEB.

College Board Online
The College Board Online Database does not retain personal information; you must reenter your personal data each time you search for scholarships. A database of approximately 3,300 sponsors.

Latino College Dollars
Latino College Dollars is a free online scholarship directory for Latinos. Students may search the online database according to personal criteria. This site also offers general guidelines and tips to aid students in the scholarship process.

San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship
The San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship Application gives San Diego students access to more than 100 scholarships that comprise our Community Scholarship Program by filling out just one application.

UNCF Merck Science Initiative
Financial support, experience and mentoring for Careers in the Sciences.

HENAAC, Great Minds in STEM
HENAAC gives out over 100 scholarships each year to Hispanic students pursuing degrees in STEM.

Office for Training, Research and Education in the Science (OTRES)
Offers scholarship opportunities for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Psychology majors.

¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund
Awards are primarily created to enhance the leadership qualities of the recipients for transition into postgraduate education, business and/or corporate America.

Becas Univision Scholarship
One of the many scholarships available to college students provided on the HSF website.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Number one resource for Hispanic and Latino scholarship programs.

MALDEF
Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.

MANA de San Diego
Provides financial assistance to Latinas enrolled in community college or university.

POINT Foundation- The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
Point Foundation scholarship, the largest LGBTQ scholarship in the United States. Financial aid for undergraduate or graduate programs.

The BECA Foundation
A Nonprofit Latino Scholarship.

Veterans and active military personnel Scholarship
STEM scholarships available.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
For students interested in K-12 teaching in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).