Financial Aid Presentation(4/22/2020)

    Financial Aid Presentation Slides


    Financial Aid:

    Funds available to students and families to help cover the costs of postsecondary educational expenses. Financial aid includes scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study. These funds may be sourced by several different entities like federal and state governments as well as local and private organizations. 

    Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA)

    FAFSA is the federal form students and families fill out to determine eligibility for federal student assistance.


    FAFSA4caster is a free tool that will help you understand your options for paying for college.

    Texas Application for State Financial Aid(TASFA)

    TASFA is the Texas form students and families fill out to determine eligibility for state student assistance. TASFA only applies to non-citizens who are classified as Texas residents.


    FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.

    Federal Student Aid

    Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. 

    Big Future

    Big Future is a resource created by the College Board to help students with all aspects of the college and career serach process.

    CSS Profile

    Apply for student grants and college financial aid using one application form. CSS Profile collects information used for financial aid decisions. Required by some colleges and universities.

    EFC Calculator (Tamming The High Cost of College)

    This tool helps you project/guesstimate your potential Expected Family Contribution.(You must file the FAFSA to determine your actual EFC)



    Resource from Austin Community College on avoiding scholarship scams.

    PFISD Scholarships

    List of local Pflugerville and area scholarship opportunities. This list is updated throughout the year. 

    National Scholarships(PHS)

    List of national scholarships curated by PHS.

    National Scholarships(CHS)

    List of national scholarships curated by CHS.


    The scholarship search engines below match your profile to potential scholarship opportunities.

    College Greenlight

    We connect first generation and underrepresented students to caring colleges, generous scholarships, and life-changing counselors and mentors.

    Sallie Mae

    Find college scholarships that match your skills, activities, and interests based on the profile you create.

    Fast Web

    Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.


    Unigo provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions about their college experience.

    Going Merry

    Going Merry a free scholarship search and application platform. Personalized matching. Thousands of scholarships. No redirects.

    Career One Stop

    Search more than 8,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities.


    The College Board

    The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are awarded throughout and are a way to be entered into earning scholarships throughout the year.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.


    UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members.

    Gates Millenium Scholars Program

    Gates Millennium Scholars Program | Promoting Academic Excellence + Providing Opportunities + Reducing Financial Barriers | For 20,000 outstanding students of color.