Paying for College: Scholarships/Financial Aid

Financial Aid:

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens every year on October 1 for students planning on attending college the following fall.  The first step to apply for FAFSA is to get BOTH a student and parent FSA ID number.  The FSA ID box is at the top of the FAFSA website.  Once you have created a student and parent FSA ID, you can apply for FAFSA. 
Link here to
FAFSA.gov - Federal government application for financial aid.

fafsa4caster.ed.gov - A tool that estimates your eligibility for federal aid.
studentaid.ed.gov/sa/- A resource center for learning about and acquiring all types of aid.
https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/- Financial aid for highly selective colleges- check with your schools of interest before applying.

Scholarship Searches:

http://connection.naviance.com/- Login to your Naviance account from anywhere for in-depth college searches.
https://www.collegegreenlight.com/- Funding for 1st generation and underrepresented college students.
https://boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarships- Idaho opportunities through the State Board.
https://www.idcomfdn.org/- Click on "receive" and "scholarships" to access 70 Idaho opportunities.
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search- Search from over 2,200 programs.
https://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx- Search over 5,000 resources.
https://petersons.com/college-planning/tools/scholarship-search/- Access over 5 million scholarships.