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Get all of the information you need to plan for your education with these interactive tools and resources.

  • Scholarships, Grants and Loans
    Scholarships, grants and loans are available from a variety of sources, including federal and state governments and private sources, such as employers, professional associations, and educational institutions. 
  • Minority Scholarships
    Research organizations that help minorities pursue higher education.  
  • Online Loan Analyzer
    Find out what award letters really mean. The Loan Analyzer helps you compare financial aid award packages before you make the big decision
  • Cost of Attendance
    How much is attending the university really going to cost? Learn how the total cost of attendance is calculated.  
  • Education Savings Plans
    Options for saving for your child's education including state savings plans, pre-paid tuition and IRAs  
  • Private Student Loans
    If you don't qualify for a federal loan or you cannot cover expenses alone, a private loan might work for you.