Many free Web sites have information on financial aid. Here's a sampling:
Financial aid forms
www.fafsa.ed.gov Federal financial aid form
www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/scholarships-and-aid/8374.html CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form
www.finaid.org/calculators Wide variety of financial calculators.
www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/add-it-up/401.html College Board site with Expected Family Contribution, college cost calculators.
www.studentloan.com/slcsite/fr_calc.htm Citibank site includes college budget, family contribution and loan calculators.
moneycentral.msn.com/investor/calcs/n_college/main.asp Savings calculator.
Click on 'College Game Plan' for campus finder.
www.studentaid.ed.gov. Comprehensive government site explaining federal student aid.
www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool National Center for Education Statistics site includes information on college costs, aid by school.
www.educationplanner.org American Education Services (PHEAA) covering range of topics.
www.finaid.com Site created by financial aid planner Mark Kantrowitz. Its scholarship search uses FastWeb.
www.collegeispossible.org American Council on Education site explaining costs, choices
www.petersons.com Petersons offers financial aid, other information
www.collegeboard.com College Board site has section on paying for college
www.princetonreview.com/college/finance Princeton Review offers information on finance, calculators, tips on filling out forms.
www.salliemae.com Large lender's site includes tips on loans, other financial aid
www.savingforcollege.com Guide to 529 college savings plans.