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									    Other Aid Sources
     State Grant programs, although sometimes restricted to in-state attendance,
     are nonetheless important sources of aid. All applicants for university aid are
     required to apply for a state grant. If you are a Pennsylvania resident, you must
     file the FAFSA prior to May 1, 2004 to be considered for a state grant, which was
     valued at up to $3,300 for 2002-2003. State grants are subtracted from the
     amount of Lehigh-funded grant aid. Failure to file completely, and on time, may
result in reduced grant aid that can only be replaced with additional loan assistance.
     Federal Pell Grants are available to some students based on financial
circumstances as determined from filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA). The Pell Grant program is a "direct entitlement" in that, if you are eligible
(based on the "estimated family contribution" calculated under the Federal
Methodology) it may be used at any approved institution of higher education. By
contrast, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program provides
funding to the University to award as many Pell-eligible students as funding permits.

We encourage students to explore private sources of financial aid either through
their guidance offices or some of the scholarship search organizations. There are two
groups with which our students have had reasonable success in locating financial aid
opportunities.
They are:

Scholarship Databases:

Fast Web http://www.finaid.org

Other Databases
http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/
(From this web page you can link to a variety of searches including Peterson’s
CollegeQuest, College Board’s FUND FINDER, SRN Express and CollegeNET Mach25)

General Scholarships:
http://www.scholarships.com

Scholarships for Study Abroad http://www.iefa.org/

Major-Specific Databases http://www.finaid.org

Hispanic College Fund http://www.hispanicfund.org

Other Financial Aid Pages:

Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA)
http://www.pasfaa.org

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
http://www.pheaa.org
The National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, Inc.
    http://www.nchelp.org/

College Board Online
http://www.collegeboard.com

Sallie Mae
http://www.salliemae.com

Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/acsfa/edlite-index.html

Scholarship Scam Alert
(Advice and reliability reports)
http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml

Helpful Publications:

Meeting College Costs
http://www.collegebound.com

Glossary of Financial Aid Terminology
http://www.finaid.org/questions/glossary.phtml

A Student Guide to Studying in the U.S.
    http://www.edupass.org

Financial Aid Reference Materials
http://www.finaid.org/questions/reference.phtml

								
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