- Thomas M.
- Sunday, February 19
Resources for planning and paying for your future education and career path. These links have been vetted by Destra Capers of SC Student Loan.
Colleges, Universities, and Apprenticeships
www.sccango.org - "The primary goal of this campaign is to encourage South Carolina students and families to take an active role in pursuing higher education." This website has resources for parents and students planning for college, including guidance for each grade level and information about events such as College Application Month, College Goal SC, and College Decision Day.
www.collegescorecard.ed.gov - "Search and compare colleges: their fields of study, costs, admissions, results, and more."
www.scicu.org - "A voice for independent higher education in South Carolina." A guide to South Carolina's private colleges and universities.
www.apprenticeship.gov - "Have a career path or location in mind? Enter them below and we'll help you find apprenticeship opportunities near you." College is not the only career path!
Scholarships and Financial Aid
www.scstudentloan.org/noeffort - Monthly, free drawing for $1,000 scholarship giveaway, with a $10,000 giveaway each summer. "It’s not a loan! Repay nothing! Eligibility requirements haven’t changed—high school juniors and seniors, current college students, and parents are all welcome to enter, and to apply each month for another chance to win."
www.studentaid.gov - "We're here to help you access and manage your financial aid." Students and parents: go here to apply for a Federal Student Aid ID. You will need an FSA ID to use the Department of Education's online systems.
southcarolina.inviteeducation.com - "Plan, save, and pay for college." South Carolina Student Loan offers a College Planning Center, grade specific guidance for Pre-K through 12, Financial Aid Calculator, and Loan Payment Calculator.
www.fastweb.com - "Fastweb is a free scholarship search platform that connects students to scholarships and financial aid tools. Our goal is to help you find scholarships to make school more affordable."
www.scholarships.com - "Scholarships.com matches you with college scholarships. With millions of scholarships available, our algorithm does the work for you."
https://www.yourfoundation.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/ - "High school seniors and current college students can apply for more than 200 scholarship awards online with one general application."
Beyond Tuition: How To Manage Other College Costs - A blog post from SC Student Loan about the full cost of the college experience.