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Scholarship Resources

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  1. University of Houston Scholarship & Financial Aid Office
  2. General Financial Aid Information
  3. Scholarship Search Sources
  4. Government Resources
  5. Information for International Students
  6. Information for Texas Students
  7. Information for Graduate Students
  8. Other resources

General Financial Aid Information

HOPE Scholarship and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit
Visit this Web site for information on the benefits of the HOPE Scholarship and the Lifetime Learning Credit.

Mapping Your Future
Find information about online Entrance and Exit Loan Counseling.

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Scholarship Search Sources

Find Tuition
Search for national awards, school sponsored awards, athletic awards and all state and federal sponsored financial aid programs.

NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
This website provides information on the financial aid process and directs you to some of the more important and helpful financial aid guidance on the Web. We hope you find this information useful.

Federal Money Retriever
FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. federal government student financial aid programs.

The College Board
Visit this web site for information on trends in college tuition, fees and financial aid.

FastWEB, Financial Aid Search Through the WEB
This is a searchable database of more than 275,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 10,000 sources worth more than $775 million.

SRN Express
This free web version of the Scholarship Resource Network (SRN) database focuses on portable, private-sector, non-need-based aid.

College Board’s Scholarship Search
This is a free web version of the College Board's Scholarship Search database which contains listings of scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships, and other types of financial aid programs.

CollegeNET MACH25
MACH25 provides a simple and fast way to find college scholarships for which you qualify.

College Search
College Search is a comprehensive searchable guide to more than 4,600 colleges and universities in the USA, Canada, and New Zealand.

Sallie Mae's Online Scholarship Service & CASHE®
Sallie Mae is one of the nation's largest financial services companies, providing funds for education loans. It offers you Internet access to the CASHE® (College Aid Sources for Higher Education) database.

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Government Resources

U.S. Department of Education: Financial Aid for Students
Provides helpful on-line publications and gives an access to an electronic version of the federal student aid application, along with your Title IV School Code.

The Student Guide
The Student Guide is published by the US Department of Education and provides definitive information about federal aid programs, including the Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Perkins Loans.

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Information for International Students

ISO Student Health Insurance
Provides international student health insurance and medical insurance for non-US citizens in America. It also includes a list of scholarships and grants available for international students.

International Education Finance Corporation
This site will be useful for international students, as well as for American students who want to study abroad.

Institute of International Education
Provides guidance information on the USIA Fullbright graduate fellowships. It also administers over 250 international education programs

Financial Aid
Along with information on financial aid for American students, this site provides a comprehensive review of possibilities for international students. It has a comparative list of colleges with financial aid for foreign students and links to organizations that may be useful in searching for financial aid. Study Abroad and Foreign Study Programs section.

Rotary International Program
Offers helpful information about Rotary Foundation activities and financial aid opportunities.

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
IREX is a private organization that promotes field research and professional training between the United States and the areas of Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Eurasia and China. This site provides information about international programs and grant opportunities.

German American Resource Directory (GARDINET)
This site manages continuing education programs for Americans going to Germany and Germans going to the U.S.

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Information for Texas Students

Compendium of Texas Colleges and Financial Aid 2004-2005 Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
Look up Texas colleges, admission requirements, total expenses for an academic year and financial aid data online. A calendar of various scholarship deadlines is also helpful.

Financial Aid for Texas Students
This web site can help you and your parents understand how to get financial aid. As an introduction to the financial aid process, this booklet provides a brief summary of the financial aid programs available in Texas.

Texas Tomorrow Fund
Find out about the state's pre-paid college tuition program that provides coverage for tuition and fees, no matter how much they increase.

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Information for Graduate Students

GMAT MBA
Planning to go to graduate school? Visit this site - it provides information about GMAT testing procedures, testing centers and the registration process.

MBA LOANS
Learn about financing your entire MBA degree through MBA LOANS program, designed for business school students by business schools. The MBA LOANS program also is available to international students enrolling in U.S. MBA programs if they obtain a U.S. citizen co-signer.

ISTC Searchable Scholarship Database
The International Service and Travel Center (ISTC) provides an online database of more than 200 scholarships for U.S. students who want to study abroad.

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Other resources

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FinAid, the Financial Aid Information Page This page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid.