Financial Aid Resources

Paying for College

There are many places where you can find more information about financial aid! Here are just a few of the resources you can use to learn how to pay for your college education.

CHCI NextOpp, an online database of opportunities for Latino students

CHCI’s Scholarship Page

College Board CSS/PROFILE® — required for many private schools

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) Scholarship Guides for Undocumented Students

FastWeb, a free scholarship search engine


FAFSA4Caster, a tool to help younger students and families get a jumpstart on their FAFSA and receive an early estimate of their EFC

FAFSA on the Web worksheet (in Spanish & English)

Federal Student Aid Information site

Federal Trade Commission “Scholarship Scams”, the Student Guide to Financial Aid

Financial aid information for undocumented students

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities — click on “Students”

Hispanic Scholarship Fund: download the publication “Money Manual”

Hobson’s College View Financial Aid Section

MALDEF’s list of scholarships open to students regardless of citizenship. Click on “General Scholarships.”

Mapping Your Future — Paying for School

NCAA Information on athletic scholarships

Obtaining a Social Security Number

Sallie Mae College Answer Free Scholarship Search Engine

U.S. Department of Education PIN registration site


Financial Literacy

Before you get to college, it's important to learn the basics of saving money, budgeting, and making smart choices. Check out the resources below to learn more about financial literacy basics.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' "Building Wealth" Curriculum

Jump$tart Reality Check

The Mint — the basics of finances

National Endowment for Financial Education’s High School Financial Planning Program

The Truth About Credit — information on the pros and cons of credit card use