Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

**Click here for Financial Aid Basics from the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

FAFSA - (Free Application for Federal Student Aid

** October 1st** is the new date that you can now submit your FAFSA starting on.

The FAFSA asks for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) your student and about your families financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, when you filed taxes or what tax form you used), you might need the following information or documents as you fill out the FAFSA:

  • Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA!)
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration Number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
    • IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ
    • Foreign tax return, or
    • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau
  • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate but not including the home in which you live; and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student

Check out this Video for a quick intro to the FAFSA!

FAFSA Forecaster - Gives a "forecast" of what your FAFSA results could be. This allows families to begin to make a financial plan for their students' college.

For more information on the various forms of student loans available, visit

For additional financial information, visit

Income based Interest Free Loans see the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

FSA ID - Username and Password needed to complete FAFSA on the Internet.
- Go to and click on the "Create an FSA ID" tab.

**Information from our 2018-19 Financial Aid Meeting in Oct., 2018:
Financial Aid 101 - Making Cents of College
FAFSA Frenzy at Columbia College

*Information from our 2017-18 FAFSA Informational Meeting in Oct., 2017
FAFSA Presentation - "What you need to know"
18-19 FAFSA Draft
18-19 FOTW Worksheet


Click here for a list of available regional scholarships received to date

USA Today article on finding scholarships

Click here for a non-exhaustive list of merit scholarships available from Missouri Colleges and Universities

St. Louis Graduates

St. Louis Graduates’ free online scholarship portal,Scholarship Central,now includes 45 scholarships. Designed to make access to financial resources simpler for St. Louis area students, Scholarship Central enables students to complete a single general application to access dozens of potential scholarships. It also enables scholarship providers to connect to thousands of students who now check Scholarship Central regularly.

The latest additions to Scholarship Central are two scholarships offered by Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis, a local women’s organization. The Soroptimists moved quickly to begin using Scholarship Central this summer which enabled them to make awards for the fall semester, greatly helping two students in need.

To sign up you must have a valid email address to create a secure user profile that will allow you to quickly and easily find and apply to many funding opportunities through this common application.

More College Scholarship Websites


College Data

College Net

Fast Web


Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Resources for students with Learning Disabilities

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Scholarships 4 School


United Negro College Fund

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