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Web and Print-Based Resources

Here are resources you may wish to consult to learn more about scholarships and financial aid, tax benefits and savings programs. If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at LIU Riverhead at 631-287-8322.


Student Aid on the Web

FinAid! The SmartStudent™ Guide to Financial Aid
A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools – on or off the Web.

These search engines offer directories to Internet resources related to financial aid.


Leading scholarship search provider for every kind of student, including high-school or college age, working professionals or adults thinking of starting college for the first time.
Independent, online, free college scholarship search and financial aid information resource.
A free scholarship search service.

College Board's Pay for College
Sub-pages in this resource include Scholarship Search:
and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator:


Funding Your Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid
A comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Must be completed yearly to determine the student's eligibility for funding through federally based programs.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid.

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
U.S. Department of Education's Direct Loan Program. Explore this site for information about the Program, including helpful publications and tools for managing direct loans.

Direct Student Loan Servicing Online
Make online payments, view your account balances and payment history, change your billing options, enroll in electronic services and much more.
Official U.S. government Web site, designed to provide easy access to information and resources from the U.S. government – all the information you need, in one place.

Sallie Mae
Nation's leading provider of student loans and administrator of college savings plans. The company primarily provides federal and private student loans for undergraduate and graduate students and their parents.


New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
Information regarding New York State aid and services, including the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

TAP Award Estimator
Use to determine your possible eligibility for New York State Tuition Assistance Program awards.

New York's 529 College Savings Program

A Sampling of Publications Available through the LIU Post Library:

Publication: Library:
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans Ref. LB2338.S35 OVSZ 2001
Also available electronically through the Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Complete Scholarship Book Ref. LB2338.G685 1998
The Grants Register Ref. LB2338.G7 OVSZ 2009
Financial Aid for the Disabled and their Families Ref. LB2337.2.F58 OVSZ 1998-2000
College Students Guide to Merit and Other No-Need Funding Ref. LB2337.2.C656 OVSZ 1996-1998
The College Blue Book Ref. L901.C676 OVSZ 2009
The Big Book of Library Grant Money Ref. Z683.2.U6B54 2002-03
College Money Handbook Ref. LB2337.2.C65 2009