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Financial Aid
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Disabilities
Creating Options: A Resource on Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities.
Provides information about federal financial aid programs, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, and organizations that offer disability-related grants and scholarships.
Grants for Individuals: The Disabled.
Comprehensive resource of Web sites and organizations providing assistance to the disabled student.
Financial Aid for the Disabled & Their Families, 2012-2014
by Gail Ann Schlachter, R. and David Weber. Details awards, grants, scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships especially for the disabled. Includes developmental disabilities, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, and visual impairments. References state offices and agencies for the disabled as well as 75 additional directories for help finding financial aid. (Description from the 2008 edition.)

Discipline & Major Specific
Financial Aid for Nursing & Healthcare Management.
Scholarships, grants and loan information for the health professions.
Financial Aid for Engineering, Information Technology and the Sciences.
Awards for undergraduate and graduates pursuing careers in the sciences.
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program assists low-income, academically talented students with financial need who are seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
SMART: Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation. Awards full scholarships to undergradute and graduate students enrolled in a full-time accredited program leading to a degree in these specified fields in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Financial Aid for Students and Teachers.
Fellowship and grant opportunities.

Student Loans
Student Loan Consolidation: Is It Right for You?
Learn the benefits and pitfalls.
Repaying Student Loans.
After you consolidate, what are your options?
Paying Back Your Student Loan.
Department of Education information on loan forgiveness, consolidation, default, and an SFA Ombudsman that assists borrowers in resolving problems. (The FinAid site also has information on loan forgiveness programs, as does Mapping Your Future's feature on loan cancellation.)

Higher Education Tax Credits & Information
Federal Tax Benefits Help You Pay for College.
As the deadline draws near, students should carefully review deductions. See also Tax Savings for Higher Education.

International Students
Institute of International Education.
Sponsored programs for international students.
International Student Loan Program.
Loans for U.S. students enrolled at international universities as well as international students enrolled at U.S. institutions.

See also Bestselling Books and Guides.

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