Financial Aid and Scholarships - College and Postsecondary Options

Funding your education requires being informed and aware of all resources.

Financial Aid

Learn about the different Types of Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education:

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has information on Paying for College. They also have an online tool to compare college costs and financial aid offers to see how they might impact you down the road.

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has tip sheets to help unique student populations successfully navigate the financial aid process and access higher education.

The College Board College Scholarship Service (CSS) is an online application for nonfederal student financial aid. It is used by nearly 400 schools and institutions. Applications open on October 1 each year. What is the CSS Profile? 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

Learn about funding your education after high school.

This video will walk you through the process of creating your own Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. An FSA ID is simply a username and password combination, which can be used to securely log in to U.S. Department of Education websites.

For additional scholarship information, access to financial aid champions, and financial aid workshops visit College Access Fairfax.


Learn how to find scholarships in Naviance Student.

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