Outside Scholarship Searches

Students looking for additional sources of funding to supplement their financial aid packages often apply for outside scholarships.  Financial aid consultants and online scholarship search companies are popular.  These companies can be very helpful, but it is important for students to understand how the process works so that they are not taken advantage of as they look for scholarships.  Some of the services offered by consulting companies can be provided by the financial aid office.  If you need help filling out your FAFSA or understanding different types of financial aid, the Financial Aid Office is here to help – free of charge!  Here are some tips to keep you safe while searching for those extra dollars: