You should use up-to-date financial aid materials.  Check with your guidance office or library for the most recently published edition of each guide.

Undergraduate Students

Funding Education Beyond High School:  The Guide to Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education.  These publications tell students about federal student aid programs and how to apply for them.

Paying Less for College, Peterson's Guide.  This guide provides step-by-step advice on how to apply for financial aid and has a detailed listing of financial aid options, including college scholarships, athletic awards, tuition payment plans, and grants.

College Costs and Financial Aid Handbook, College Board.  This book provides a detailed listing of financial aid opportunities and costs at various types of schools.

Don't Miss Out - The Ambitious Student's Guide to Financial Aid, Anna Leider and Robert Leider.  This publication describes the financial aid process and gives lists of special financial aid opportunities for students in certain career fields.

Graduate Students

The Graduate Scholarship Book:  The Complete Guide to Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans for Graduate and Professional Study, David Cassidy.  Over 1,600 scholarships and awards are arranged within broad areas of graduate study.  Information provided includes:  name, address, telephone number, amount of award, application deadlines, field of study, and brief descriptions.

Free Money for Graduate School:  A Directory of Private Grants, Laurie Blum.  Lists financial aid opportunities available through a variety of resources.  Included are names, addresses, telephone numbers, eligibility requirements, and deadlines.

Minority Students, Disabled Students, Military Personnel, and their Families

Directory of Financial Aid for Women, Gail Ann Schlachter.  This source lists over 2,00 sources of loans, scholarships, internships, and grants.

Directory of Financial Aid for Minorities, Gail Ann Schlachter with Sandra Goldstein.  More than 2,250 entries are listed in this directory, including private foundations, government and other public agencies, professional associations, and honor societies.

Financial Aid for Minorities, Garrett Park Press.  In this series, there are six small booklets dealing with scholarships, fellowships, loan information, related associations, and a bibliography for specific career fields.

Financial Aid for the Disabled and their Families, Gail Ann Schlachter and David Weber.  This book identifies over 950 sources of financial aid assistance designed exclusively for the disabled, their spouses, parents, and children.

Need a Lift?  The American Legion Service for Young People.  This handbook lists opportunities available to children of deceased and disabled veterans.​​​

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