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FinAid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

Financial aid can be confusing sometimes. The Smart Student Guide can help you understand the issues and make smarter decisions.


Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education

A one-stop resource to all Arizona state grants, scholarships and forgivable loans.


Affordable Schools Online

AffordableCollegesOnline.com has information to help guide you through the financial aid process with information on everything from the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to how colleges determine a student's financial need.


Federal Student Aid Website

Information and tools provided by the Department of Education to make it easier for students to get the information they need to make important decisions about planning and paying for college.


Direct Loan Promissory Note

Borrowers are required to complete and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) with the Department of Education before loan funds can be disbursed. You can sign your MPN at www.StudentLoans.gov


Direct Loan Entrance and Exit Counseling

Students borrowing federal subsidized/unsubsidized student loans or PLUS loans for the first time at Yavapai College must complete entrance counseling. When student borrowers graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment they must complete Exit Counseling. Go to www.StudentLoans.gov for more information.


Project Scholarship Scam

Need money for college? Doesn't everybody? Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams. Visit this website to stay informed. And, make sure when you are filling out the FAFSA, it is free, scammers have setup websites to trick students and parents into paying to fill out the FAFSA.


US Department of Education

The official U.S. Department of Education website (ed.gov) which promotes educational excellence for all Americans.