This article is from the Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Fellowships FAQ, by Mark Kantrowitz with numerous contributions by others.
The three most useful free web sites devoted to financial aid and
college planning are:
+ FinAid (www.finaid.org)
+ FastWeb (www.fastweb.com)
+ US Department of Education (www.ed.gov)
FinAid provides an extensive directory of other quality web sites, as
well as a large collection of financial aid calculators (including a
financial aid estimator, loan repayment calculator, and savings plan
designer), the free Ask the Aid Advisor service, and in-depth
information and advice about all aspects of student financial aid.
FastWeb provides the largest, most up-to-date, and most popular free
scholarship search. Why pay a scholarship search service to use their
database, when you can search the best database for free?
The US Department of Education provides detailed information about
federal student aid programs.