Paying for College


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Websites to Find Scholarships

The National College Attainment Netowrk (NCAN) has compiled this list of scholarship search tools.

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BigFuture Scholarship Directory


Get Schooled


Scholarships A-Z: For Immigrant and Undocumented Students

Due November 2023

2023 Cooperman Scholarship Application:  DUE November 21, 2023 (Early Deadline)

BigFuture Scholarship Award: DUE November 30, 2023

Due December 2023

2023 Cooperman Scholarship Application:  DUE December 5, 2023 (Final Deadline)

Due January 2024

Jackie Robinson Foundation: DUE January 10, 2024

Fidelity Scholars Program: DUE January 11, 2024

Visit here for more January deadline scholarships.

Due February 2024

ANSWER Scholarship Endowment: DUE February 1, 2024

HBCU Week x LexisNexus Risk Solutions Group Scholarship: DUE February 16, 2024

Visit here for February deadline scholarships.

Requesting a Tax Transcript

A tax transcript comes from the IRS and shows a record of previously filed taxes. You (or your guardian) may need to request a tax transcript to make the financial aid process easier to navigate. Some institutions may require a transcript from you, or ask that you complete forms that require information found on your tax transcript. Request a transcript before beginning the financial aid process to avoid any delay in completing aid applications.

How to Request a Tax Transcript

Appealing Your Financial Aid Award

You can submit an “appeal” to your financial aid award if you have special or unexpected circumstances. An appeal letter would be sent to a school in response to your financial aid award after they admit you. Circumstances that justify an appeal may relate to any reason that you are still unable to afford the cost of attendance after loans, grants, and scholarships have been applied.

Swift Student

Financial Aid Offer Comparison Tools

Financial Aid Award Chart

The National College Attainment Network (NCAN) has compiled a list of tools and resources to compare financial aid awards across institutions.


College Raptor

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)



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