It’s an on-going challenge for our students to be able to afford college. Here are a some of the best sites out there to help them. Feel free to provide additional suggestions:

Financial Aid and Scholarships For Undocumented Students

I learned about FinAid through an article in the Wall Street Journal. It appears to be one of the most complete, if not the most complete, resource on the web for college financial assistance.  It could be accessible to advanced Intermediate English Language Learners with guided assistance from a teacher, but even then it would be difficult.  However, it’s such a great resource that I’m still going to add it to this list.

The College Board has a Scholarship Search.

Scholarship Basics and Tips is from The U.S. Department of Education.

Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

Looking for college scholarships? Here’s some advice for Latino students is from NBC News.

Scholly is a relatively new tool to help students find scholarships.

Career One Stop is from The Department of Labor.

Peerlift seems like a fairly accessible site for high school students to explore scholarships and other academically supportive options like internships. They say their mission is to “connect high school students of all backgrounds to a proven selection of exceptional opportunities for college.”

Here are suggestions from dmkenney and Linda Lindsay:

Student Scholarship Search

International Scholarships

Fast Web

Check out ScholarMe.


A scholarship program makes college a reality for undocumented students is from NBC News.

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