LIFE VENTURES PARTNERSHIP
PAYING FOR YOUR EDUCATION
What is financial aid? Where can I complete my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form?
Financial Aid helps parents and family meet the difference of their student's education costs and their family contributions or resources. The application is free and students can receive grants, federal and institutional loans, and work-study awards. The FAFSA is based on your families' yearly estimated contributions. To fill out the form and for more infomation, click here!
If you forgot your PIN #,this website will duplicate your pin or give you a new one.
Resources and Instructions on How to Apply for the FAFSA
CollegeUp.org provides all the help and resources you need to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form
COMPASS Guide provides several free resources to help students and their families plan and pay for college. One resource includes a scholarship database featuring more than 700 local scholarships.
Applying for Scholarships
COMPASS Guide provides a scholarship database featuring more than 700 local scholarships.
More than 50 free scholarship search sites listed here! Browse to see what kinds of scholarships are available for you.
Opportunities for minority students:
The United Negro College Fund offers many scholarship and fellowship opportunities
The Hispanic College Fund is the largest nonprofit providing financial support and scholarships to Hispanic students.
¡Adelante! U. S. Education Leadership Fund provides more than $1.5 million in scholarships to Hispanic students.
Managing Student Loans
Log onto the National Student Loan Data System to view all your federal and instutional loans you have taken out during your college career. This website will list the amount of each of your loans, when it was disbursed, the outstanding interest on the loans, and the servicer on the loans (who you will pay back). Because all federal loans are now being borrowed through the U.S. Department of Education, they have assigned different loan servicers in order to keep track of students' loans. Some of the services includes: Sallie Mae, Fed Loans, Great Lakes, and Nelnet.
Financial Literacy Resources
Financial literacy is one of the most important areas of students’ education yet one of the most ignored and underfunded. Fortunately, the Actuarial Foundation has developed award-winning financial literacy education curricula for students and educators. Topics covered include banking, financing, savings and succeeding. To supplement this excellent series are additional resources across each topic. Enjoy!
The Actuarial Foundation’s Financial Literacy Education Curricula
The banking curriculum includes information on savings accounts, checking accounts, credit cards, and taxes.
The financing curriculum includes information on student loans, auto loans, interest, and insurance.
The savings curriculum includes information on bonds, stocks, mutual funds, risk and diversification, and inflation.
The succeeding curriculum includes information on paths to employment, paying for post-secondary education, making a living, and retirement.
Credit Card Nation provides tools to gauge your credit card knowledge and identify areas of improvement.
Mapping Your Future provides a variety of useful tips on how to use credit cards and avoid debt.
Banzai provides free, interactive lessons on financial planning for educators and students.
Calculator Plus provides free financial calculators to estimate payments on loans and credit cards.
InVEST is a free insurance-literacy program about auto, homeowners, renters, and health insurance.
Feed the Pig provides fun, interactive ways to develop money-saving habits and strategies.