There are many excellent online sources for financial assistance, scholarships and fellowships. Some suggested websites include:
Iowa College Access Network (ICAN)
This non-profit organization provides free information, assistance, counseling, and support to college-bound students and their families as they plan for college and apply for financial aid.
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
The Iowa College Student Aid Commission administers state of Iowa funded scholarships and grants. This website also contains valuable information about career planning, college preparation, and applying for financial aid.
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of Education Programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.
Federal Student Aid
This comprehensive site by the U.S. Department of Education provides a wealth of information and resources for students from preparing for college all the way to managing/repaying student loans.
FAFSA on the Web
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online now. This is the fastest, most accurate and secure way of completing the FAFSA. Don't forget that Drake University has a March 1st priority deadline.
Higher Education Tax Benefits
Did you know that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides tax benefits for education?
Tax benefits can be used to get back some of the money you spend on tuition or loan interest or to maximize your college savings.
Order a Tax Return Transcript Online
Tax Return Transcripts are available for retrieval from the IRS website and are considered acceptable documentation for federal financial aid verification purposes. Select Get Transcript ONLINE, follow the login process and select Return Transcript to immediately view and print your transcript. An IRS Tax Account Transcript is NOT considered acceptable documentation for verification purposes.
To learn more about scholarship opportunities at Drake University and beyond, please visit our Scholarships page.