Students may be eligible for a variety of aid programs independent of Fisher College and the federal/state aid processes. There are many resources available to you. A number of local organizations make money available each year. Many statewide and national organizations and corporations also have funds available for students who meet their criteria.
A trip to your local library will find many scholarship books available that contain the addresses of scholarship programs. It requires some work on your part (applications, essays, etc.), but a few hours of your time could yield valuable information and lead to additional funding for your education. Locally, The Higher Education Information Center, located in the basement of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, has numerous resources available to help you find outside aid, including a computerized database of scholarships.
Note: You must report all private sources of student financial aid to the Fisher College Financial Aid Office in writing.
The Internet contains many Web sites that are full of useful scholarship information:
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FastWeb Scholarship Search
FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
The College Board (Fund Finder)
Peterson's Education Center
International Education Financial Aid
College Scholarship Search
Yahoo Financial Aid Search
U.S. Department of Education
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Educational grants to Native Americans
College Scholarships - List of scholarships on Cappex website
Remember that all scholarship information is available to you free of charge! Be extremely wary of any organization or company that asks you for a "finder's fee" or "guarantees" that they can find you aid. Any reputable scholarship organization will not charge you a penny for this information.
The above list is provided to you as a reference tool. It should not be construed as an endorsement by Fisher College of any of the organizations listed. The contents are subject to change without notification if there is a change in federal and/or state regulation, and/or university policy.