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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 Guideprovides 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. 
Student Guide 
 
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. 
 

 

Additional Resources

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. 
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy provides financing articles for high school and college students.
Financial Entertainment
National Student Loan Data System, created by the US Department of Education, is a central database where you can retrieve loan information.  
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.
My Bank Tracker allows you to track interest rates across banks. 
 

 

Mission
LVP seeks to expand and improve youth workforce development efforts in Milwaukee by sharing resources, facilitating and supporting collaborations between the public and private sectors, and advocating for youth workforce development partners in the community.

Vision
LVP’s vision is that the public and private sectors in Milwaukee will effectively and efficiently work together to provide the best college and career readiness programs to the city’s youth.


Contact Information
William J. Malone
Youth Development Coordinator
Phone: 414.286-5894
Email: William.Malone@milwaukee.gov
Dept. of City Development
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202