Other Financial Support
Other Financial Support:
Applying for AID application form
Let me remind you all that there is all sorts of money out there in the world that is going begging, waiting for someone to pluck it and devour it. The needier you are, the more you can get.
The financial aid office on campus is in the business of giving money to needy students. Do not assume that if you don't have a TA or job, you can't afford school. This office can help with loans and with various minority benefits.
If you need money for school, be sure to check with financial aid before you get discouraged!
Please be aware of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of the naturalized citizen parents. It is meant for seniors in baccalaureate programs or students with no more than two years of graduate experience in any field. Half tuitions and $20,000 in maintenance are provided.
Click FAFSA for more information
Who We Are:
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.
What We Do:
Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.
We ensure students and their families can benefit from these programs by: Informing students and families of the availability of the federal student aid programs and on the process for applying for and receiving aid from those programs; Developing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM) and processing more than 21 million FAFSA submissions each year; Accurately disbursing, reconciling, and accounting for all federal student aid funds that are delivered to students each year through more than 6,000 colleges and career schools; Managing the outstanding federal student loan portfolio and securing repayment from federal student loan borrowers; Offering free assistance to students, parents, and borrowers throughout the entire financial aid process; and Providing oversight and monitoring of all program participants—schools, financial entities, and students— to ensure compliance with the laws, regulations, and policies governing the federal student aid programs.
The Gates Millennium Scholars more Information
initiative funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a nomination-based scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students.
Nominations are open to all eligible high school seniors applying to college; currently enrolled undergraduate students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in academic year; as well as individuals applying to or already enrolled in graduate school in mathematics, science, engineering, education or library science.
Teachers, principals, professors, deans, program directors or individuals from organizations or community agencies must nominate students. Only individuals acting in their personal capacities can serve as nominators. Nominators must complete the nomination form and provide a nomination letter on personal stationary (Do not use institution/organization stationery).
Students are eligible to be nominated as Gates Millennium Scholars if they meet the following criteria:
- African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian Pacific American or Hispanic
- Citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S.A.
- Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale;
- Have financial need as defined by the Federal need-analysis (FAFSA)
- Have demonstrated leadership
- Are accepted or enroll fulltime at FIU for the academic year.
Complete nomination packets must be submitted on or before the postmark deadline SEE WEBSITE more Information. The packet should contain:
- Nominee Form with Nomination Letter
- Nominee Personal Information Form
- Nominee Personal Statement (Essay);
- Official High School, College and/or Graduate School Transcript(s)
- Recommendation Form with Recommendation Letter
Nomination packages are available for download at the Webpage: www.gmsp.org
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.
Funding Sources for Students
This annotated list of selected webpages has been compiled by Stephanie Brenenson at the library to provide students with information about sources of funding grants, scholarships and fellowships. It offers a starting point for a student in search of assistance. The sites listed below are either jumpsites or will direct you toward individual funding sources. (Preface each with http://)
FIU Division of Soonsored Research and Training
Although directed toward faculty, this site has a variety of links and programs which will assist you in locating funding sources.
FinAid: The Smart Student's Guide to Financial Aid
FinAd was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection ofinformation about student financial aid on the web. FinAd was created by Mark Kantrowitz, a noted financial aid and college planning author.
Aris Funding Reports: Student Funding Sources
ARIS (Academic Research Information Service) provides both undergraduate and graduate students with up-to-date information on scholarships, fellowships, grants, and internships in the arts, umanities, and sciences. Program descriptions, eligiblity, funding amounts, deadline dates, and contacts are listed for all fundingsources.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list offinancial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. ApproximateIy 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Administrators.
Association of Theological Schools, Faculty Grants Directory
The online Faculty Grants Directory provides information on over 750 funding sources for scholarship and research for those teaching theology or religion in graduate institutions, and for administrators and project leaders seeking funding for institutional or collaborative projects. Because scholars in these two disciplines typically fall within the broader academic rubrics of the humanities and social sciences, the funding sources listed reflect this wider range of funding opportunities.
Users of the online directory may search the contents by accessing either the list of sponsors and grants or the subject index. Information in the directory is categorized by three types of funding: grants for individual research and scholarship (Type 1;) grant sources for collaborative research, institutional, and program support (Type 2;) and funding associated with awards and honorary fellowships (Type 3).
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The purpose ofihe Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations ofble and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. A Green Card holder must have had more than one year of IRS filings.
Grants and Fellowships Webpages compiled by Other Universities.
Most of the following sites provide extensive lists of funding sources and are often divided by discipline.
University of Florida: Grants & Fellowships for Graduate & Post-Doc Support
This listing was compiled by the program information office staff of the University of Florida's Research & Graduate Programs to help graduate and postdoctoral students locate sources of funding for their research and study.
New York University Grants in Graduate Studies
GIGS is a database of grants for graduate and post-graduate students provided by U.S. government, international, corporate and private funding agencies, in addition to grants from departments within New York University. You can search by keyword or according to various categories such as humanities, sciences, social sciences, women, international studies, students with disabilities, under-represented groups of students, and postgraduate and post-doctoral.
Caltech Guide to Fellowships and Scholarships
This guide describes graduate fellowships available nationally.
Cornell University Graduate Fellowship Notebook
The Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship Notebook is a database of fellowships, the majority from non-Cornell sources. Categories include: general, international students, minorities, post-doctoral, study abroad, summer, and women. There is also a search engine for keyword searching.
Duke University Graduate Funding Listings
A listing of fellowships and grants for graduate study or dissertation research and/or writing.