Financial Aid Resources on the Web
We've developed this page as a starting place for your search for resources beyond the boundaries of our office. We support you in your search, so please do not hesitate to let us know if we can help. The links that follow are examples of where you might start, but none is endorsed by the Financial Aid Office or by The Evergreen State College.
- Evergreen Student Aid Links
- General Financial Aid Information Sites
- Financial Institutions
- Government Sites
- Loan Information
- Opportunities for Service
- Other Routes for Funding Your Education
- Scholarship Searches
- Study Abroad
Financial Aid forms may be available in multiple formats. Many require use of the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If you complete a form on your computer, remember to print it and sign it before submitting by mail or faxing to (360) 867-6576.
The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet allows you to read and complete the questions before entering your information online. The questions are listed in the same order that they appear on the Web site.
Evergreen offers a variety of scholarships and tuition awards to new and currently enrolled students. We encourage all students to consider applying for scholarship and tuition award opportunities as a way to assist with educational expenses.
The Evergreen State College Financial Aid staff is here to help you meet your educational goals as an undergraduate, and when you are admitted into a Masters program we will continue to support needs related to your education.
Because additional expenses are typical with study abroad, students receiving financial aid may submit a budget detailing their additional costs. Evergreen's Financial Aid Office will take these expenses into account and may adjust financial aid awards.
Financial Aid awards are posted to the student account and will pay current quarter charges for tuition, mandatory fees, housing, meal plans and a few other institutional charges. Financial Aid will not automatically pay other charges on the student account (i.e., Library, Media Loan, Health Services or Childcare charges). If the financial aid paying into your account is greater than the charges, an excess check will be generated for you. Once an award is posted to your account it can take 24 to 48 hours for an excess check to be directly deposited into your bank account or sent by mail to your address.
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(CPN) is a Seattle-based, nonprofit organization, assisting people seeking educational opportunities, and serving the Pacific Northwest. CPN's free scholarship search was designed as a gift to CPN by Microsoft.
This is one of the most popular sites on the web for students, parents and educators. You get get clear information about planning and getting into the college of your choice here. They say that "A college education is one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make. We can help you figure out what college really costs, and what you can afford. Our expert advice, information, and interactive tools will help you navigate the financial aid maze and figure out how to pay the bill."
"The World's largest and oldest private sector scholarship database. 20 years of Scholarship Research, Constantly updated."
"Matching students to scholarships."
"The most complete source of local, national, and college-specific scholarships
Search and compare detailed college profiles including tailored scholarship matches.
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"FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. federal government student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more... for over 130 government loans and grants (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education!"
Scholarships, loans, savings, military aid, other types of aid, financial applications answers and help, calculators, jobs, help with finding the school you want and getting admitted to it. Visit this page to get an estimate of your EFC (which will help you determine your eligibility for federal student aid), or conduct a free scholarship search.
Scholarships from Loans4Students (twitter site)
Regularly updated with opportunities.
Planning for College—Paying for College
Information for parents, students, educators and administrators.
"WFAA is a professional, membership organization of individuals whose aim is to promote higher education through the availability, support and administration of student financial assistance programs."
"The Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae, achieves its mission—to increase access to higher education for America's students—by supporting programs and initiatives that help open doors to higher education, prepare families for their college investment, and bridge the gap when no one else can."
"Thank you for your interest in the WSECU scholarship program. The credit union has donated more than $400,000 in scholarships since 1987."
Here's your opportunity to apply for one of 40 $1,000 scholarships.
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the availability of video and audio products to help taxpayers take full advantage of the 2009 tax provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The IRS has launched a YouTube video site and an iTunes podcast site to better serve taxpayers.
Go to the FAFSA/Department of Education site to submit your Federal Application for Student Aid on-line. You will appreciate the wealth of information you can get there.
"The 1998 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) established a performance-based organization to administer the Federal Student Aid programs at the U.S. Department of Education. These programs include Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, and the "campus-based" programs: Federal Work Study, Perkins loans, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grants. This webpage will keep you abreast of the changes to our organization and our progress in reinventing these important programs, which provide more than $74 billion of financial aid a year to college students..."
Find out how to protect yourself from Scholarship Scams and, if necessary, file a complaint on-line.
Established as a new cabinet-level state agency on July 1, 2012, the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) provides strategic planning, oversight, and advocacy to support increased student success and higher levels of educational attainment in Washington.
The nine-member Council includes five citizens, a current student, and one represenative from each of the state's four major educational sectors. Agency staff support the work of the Council, performing assigned functions and managing the student financial aid programs previously administered by the Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Provides comprehensive information about federal student aid, including the FAFSA and the Federal (Title IV) School Code Search page. There's also information on HOPE Scholarships and other education tax credits and provisions, and links to other higher education resources for students.
Register or get information about your Selective Service registration here.
Get your cumulative loan history at NSLDS. You need your FAFSA pin for accessing this information. If you don't have one yet, go to www.pin.ed.gov now.
Calculate interest, and get valuable loan information.
If you're a teacher serving in a low-income or subject-matter shortage area, it may be possible for you to cancel or defer your student loans...
The Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) supports the partnership of academic programs, students, and faculty, with community organizations. We aim to meet mutually agreed upon community needs to strengthen and enhance student learning through critical engagement.
Each AmeriCorps member who successfully completes a term of AmeriCorps service will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You can use your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay educational expenses at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans. You have up to seven years after your term of service has ended to claim the award. Americorps provides an online service for you to pay these costs.
Master’s International allows volunteers to incorporate Peace Corps service as credit in a master’s degree program in a variety of fields at more than 80 academic institutions nationwide. Prospective students apply separately to Peace Corps and to a participating graduate school. Once accepted by both, students will study on campus, usually for one year, and then spend the next two years earning academic credit while working overseas in a related Peace Corps project. Most schools provide students in this program with opportunities for research or teaching assistantships, scholarships, or tuition waivers for the credits earned while serving in the Peace Corps.arch or teaching assistantships, scholarships, or tuition waivers for the credits earned while serving in the Peace Corps.
Fellows/USA offers returned Volunteers scholarships or reduced tuition, stipends, and internships at more than 50 participating campuses in a variety of subject areas, combining graduate study with substantive, degree-related internships that help meet the needs of underserved American communities. Fellows teach in public schools, work in public health facilities, and contribute to community development projects at nonprofit organizations. Volunteers can apply for Fellows/USA any time after they complete their Peace Corps service.
Other benefits of service in the Peace Corps include deferment of student loans and some cancellation of Perkins Loan debt.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provided more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2009-10 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women in the United States and around the globe.
Scholarships for: botany, medicinal botany, tropical botany, field studies, summer study, coastal wetlands, conservation & ecological restoration, desert studies, garden history & design, horticulture, conservation horticulture, tropical horticulture, landscape architecture, native bird habitat studies, summer environmental studies and urban forestry.
Each year this program takes 10 journalists near the start of their careers and help them work through an ambitious reporting project in print, web-based, or radio journalism, from the beginning through publication or broadcast. Fellows meet together twice during the year, once in the fall on the Middlebury campus in Vermont, and once in the spring at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.
At these meetings professional journalists help participants plan their reporting and shape their stories. Graduate fellows each receive $10,000 to help with reporting and living expenses during the fellowship year—enough, we hope, to let the reporting project be one significant focus of their year’s work. We interpret the environment broadly—reporting projects dealing with economics, culture, global issues, and the like are fine, as long as they center in some way on the human relationship with the physical world.
The Morris K. Udall Foundation was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall's thirty years of service in the House of Representatives.
Morris Udall's career was distinguished by civility, integrity, and consensus, as well as a commitment to preservation of the nation's natural environment. Consistent with these values, the Udall Foundation is committed to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies in the environment, Native American health and tribal policy, and effective public policy conflict resolution.
The Udall Foundation is an executive branch agency. The President of the United States appoints its board of trustees with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.
The best and the brightest students shouldn't be denied access to higher education simply because they can't afford it.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. HSF was founded in 1975 with a vision to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans-the largest minority segment of the U.S. population. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country.
"Students who have been stigmatized, isolated or closeted because of sexual identity issues often lack critical family, financial and community support. Encouraging them to continue their education can be very challenging. Too often individuals of great promise give up because they don't think anyone believes in them or cares what they have to contribute. Scholarships that clearly say, "this is for you" can make a huge difference."
"Pride also recognizes students who may not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, but who have contributed to the LGBT community. These may be the children of LGBT parents, or just friends of our community whose leadership skills we want to foster."
Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars.
STOP Hunger Scholarships, a program of the Sodexo Foundation, recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America.
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Is a database search that can help you "find money for college! Search 600,000 scholarships worth over $1 billion.
- Black College Dollars
This free scholarship search, geared for African-American students, contains more than 300 scholarships searchable by GPA requirement, academic and career interest, and application deadline.
This directory is a part of The Sallie Mae Funds multi-faceted African-American College Access Initiative, launched in October 2005, to improve access to higher education among African-American students. Produced by the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education.
The Washington Scholarship Coalition is a partnership to build an online scholarship marketplace.
TheWashBoard.org is a free, user-friendly, student-centered web site for efficiently finding, and applying for, scholarship opportunities. Free of cost for both students and providers, theWashBoard.org acts as a clearinghouse with vetted scholarship information to match those looking for support with those looking to provide it. Ultimately, theWashBoard.org helps students, donors and policymakers achieve their goals.
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Check out specific Study Abroad Scholarship information and resources on this page, visit the IIE Study Abroad Funding database, consult with the Office of International Programs & Services, and visit the Scholarships web page to learn more about scholarship opportunities specific to Evergreen.