College and Finances

There a number of resources available to help students finance or pay for college. These resources come in a variety of forms such as grants, scholarships, and waivers. For more information on the different types of financial assistance visit the Explaining Financial Aide page. 
 
GEAR UP and Omak High School Counseling Office are also excellent resources for financial aide information and getting prepared to attend college.  I will be able to counsel students on applying for grants, scholarships, and loans.  You can set up an appointment with me by e-mailing trouse@omaksd.org or by visiting me in my office.
 
 
 
Learn more about Financial Aide by clicking on the links below: 
 

http://www.studentaid.ed.gov

The U.S. Department of Education has a wealth of information on choosing, applying and paying for education after high school. Also offers guides for consumers.

http://www.college.gov

This is a brand-new site developed by the federal government is highly interactive, filled with reliable information, and is organized into three main areas—Why Go, What to do, and How to Pay.

http://www.finaid.org

Provides information on both public and private government sources of aid. Also, has calculators that can help you figure out how much school will cost, how much you need to save, and how much you will need.

http://www.collegesavings.org

Many states have created programs to make it easier for families to save money. Visit this site for information on various state programs.

http://www.nasfaa.org

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators provides a “Cash for College Guide” with advice, tips, and information on financing your education.

http://www.fastweb.com

FastWeb, the Internet's leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships. It’s free. Each FastWeb user answers a detailed questionnaire about themselves. The site then uses this data to generate a personalized suite of information of scholarships, colleges, internships, jobs, and more.

http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/pay/

The College Board, makers of SAT and AP tests, have a great section of their website designed just for parents that addresses a wide variety of financial aid topics. Be sure to check out their college cost calculators and their articles such as "Can You Spot a Scholarship Scam?"

 
College Results Online-  (CRO) is an interactive, user-friendly Web tool designed to provide policymakers, counselors, parents, students, and others with information about college graduation rates for nearly any four-year college or university in the country