Financing Your College Education

NEED BASED FINANCIAL AID
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
    • Completed during a students senior year (Available Oct. 1)
    • Determines federal loan, pell grant and work study programs
    • Questions, call 1-800-4-FED-AID
    • There is no fee for completing the FAFSA
  • CSS Profile - https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/
    • Required by some, not all colleges. Only submit and complete if required by your college
    • There is a fee to complete the CSS Profile
  • Questions? Financial Aid is individual and unique to each institution. All questions should be directed to the College/University Financial Aid office where you have applied.
 
TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP, Students MUST Complete the Scholarship and Special Program Request Form. Click Here for form. 
  • All forms must be completed a minimum of three weeks prior to the programs deadline. A failure to adhere to these deadlines prohibits Saint Thomas Aquinas Faculty and staff from being able to guarantee that your documents will arrive by program deadline.
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
  • The Majority of your scholarships will come directly from the institutions you are applying to.
  • Applying for scholarships takes time, effort, and energy. The result of your efforts can be very rewarding. 
  • All scholarships are listed in NAVIANCE under the Colleges drop down - https://student.naviance.com/stasaints
 

Scholarship Links & Search Engines

www.finaid.org

www.fastweb.com

www.goingmerry.com

Fastweb – Community Service

 

Greater KC Community Foundation

Kansas Board of Regents

www.scholarshipexperts.com

www.cappex.com

 

https://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/students-parents/financial-aid/scholarships.html https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#

www.scholarshipamerica.org

https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/scholarships-by-major/ https://gkccf.academicworks.com/

https://swe.org/scholarships/

 

Other Places to Research for Scholarship

Parent employer/Professional Organizations

Civic Organizations

Community Foundations

Associations/Foundations related to any special circumstances

Church & Religious Organizations

Associations related to intended area of study

Competitions related to your interests

Demographic Scholarships