College Funding Made Simple

College Funding Made Simple 

The process of finding money for college may seem like a daunting task with a never-ending pile of paperwork.

But it doesn't have to be that way.

At, we believe that getting an education is the best investment you can make, and we’re dedicated to helping you pursue your education dreams by making college funding as easy as possible.

Simple Access to Scholarships

The Scholarship Search Engine is one of the largest scholarship databases out there today, and it packed with over 2.4 million scholarships worth over $3.4 billion. It updated daily, free of charge, advertisement-free and completely confidential.

Simple Support

Extracted from over a decade of experience, the Financial Aid Advisor gives you the essential information you need in an easy-to-read online tutorial. Each section is designed for quick reference, or can be viewed in sequence for a view of the financial aid process from beginning to end.

Simple Service

What could be simpler than real service from a real person? Call toll-free to speak with an Education Finance Advisor who'll be happy to work with you from start to finish, providing personal customer service every step of the way.

Simple solutions

gives you as many funding options as possible with low-cost federal and private loans such as undergraduate and graduate student loans, parent loans, private (K-12) loans, federal and Custom Consolidation Loan programs and college savings plans.

Simple Tools

Need to estimate college costs? Or compare loan rates? makes it easy with a comprehensive collection of tools and resources, including online calculators, loan comparisons, a financial aid glossary, and an extensive list of answers to frequently asked questions.

Simply More

Get online financial aid advice, sign up for automatic reminders about important deadlines and financial aid news, learn how to prepare for college while you’re still in high school and much, much more.

Find the Money: The Real Story on How Aid Packages Are Calculated


You've worked up a list of colleges that look promising, from academics to size to location to vibes. Logically, the next step would be to use price to help narrow the field-but how? Going by the figures for total costs shown in catalogs and on Web sites-last year they averaged $24,946 for private colleges and $11,338 for public...

Guide to Deferment and Forbearance


Sometimes life can put a dent in your budget, making it harder to pay your everyday living expenses and monthly bills. When faced with the loss of a job, going back to school or sudden unexpected expenses like medical bills or car-repair costs, even the most responsible borrowers can find themselves struggling to make their student loan payments....

Financial Aid: A Key Part of College


Paying for college is an issue for every family. Many do not have the resources to pay the costs of a college education without unreasonable sacrifices. They must look for student financial aid to provide access and choice to college. With a basic knowledge about how the system works, financial obstacles should never prohibit you from fulfilling...

Myths and Realities About Paying for College


Myth: College tuition costs more than $20,000 a year. Reality : Of the 3,600 colleges and universities in America, 81 charged $20,000 or more for tuition and fees in 1997-98. When on-campus room and board charges are added, about 300 institutions cost $20,000 or more before student aid is deducted....

Now's the Time to Start Working on College Aid


Happy New Year. If you've got a kid who's a senior in high school and planning to start college this fall, you'd better get busy. OK, go ahead and finish your coffee first. But right after that -- or at least as soon as possible within the next few weeks -- it's time to apply for financial aid....