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There is free money out there to help you pay for college – you just have to know where to find it and how to apply for scholarships and grants. Use our free student resources and handouts to search colleges, keep track of important deadlines, get expert tips, and search over 3.7 million scholarships and grants, totaling nearly $19 billion.

Printable Resource Materials

5 Steps to a Successful Scholarship Search

This handout helps students step-by-step through the scholarship search to help them get the most financial aid possible for college.

3 Steps to Write a Standout College Scholarship Essay

Need some essay guidance? Follow these three simple steps in creating a winning scholarship essay.

College Prep Guide 2017-2018

This basic college prep guide illustrates the things you should know and look for for when it comes to researching, selecting, and applying to colleges.

Top 10 Student Resources

What are the most important things to know about the college and scholarship search and application process? This handout has the answers!

Academic Calendar 2017-2018

This calendar lists SAT, ACT, PSAT and NMSQT tests days and registration deadlines. Students have a lot on their minds - this handout will make sure they never miss a test date.

Scholarship Application Checklist

With this checklist, students and families can be sure to receive the best possible financial aid package by having all the necessary financial aid paperwork and hitting the important deadlines.

College Application Checklist

This checklist helps students and families stay on top of college application paperwork for their top colleges and universities so that they never miss a task or deadline.

College Application Timeline

Students can print this one-page handout to stay on track with their college applications, tasks, and deadlines. Click below to download and print a copy today!

Last Reviewed: November 2017