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Education and Financial Aid

Most of these databases and web sites are available to all users in the library and at home. However, some are subject to restrictions:

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NOTE: Firewalls must be disabled in order to access some of these databases.
If you encounter any problems accessing these databases, please send us an email message at or call Adult Reference at 456-2400 x 2.

Updated: July 9, 2013

Cash for College

Advice for parents and students on applying for financial aid from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

College Board

Access a college scholarship database and the CSS Financial Aid Profile as well as information about the SAT and other College Board tests.


The largest and oldest private sector scholarship database.


Scholarship search, loans, fellowships, and grants.


Free scholarship search, financial aid calculators, and applications.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Application for federal financial aid including Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and Perkins Loans. Required by many colleges to determine financial aid eligibility.

G.I. Bill Express

Information for veterans about taking advantage of the G.I. Bill, scholarships, and other resources.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is the single source for eReference that meets the needs of students, researchers, professionals, and general readers. It offers more than 7,000 authoritative, full-text titles—from Gale and a host of premier publishing partners—within 18 subject areas researchers study most.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

Information on New York College Savings Program, TAP and much more.

Princeton Review

Test prep information and college searches.

Scholarship Experts

Online database of available scholarships.