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Financial Aid Toolkit

The US Department of Education's Financial Aid Toolkit is a great place for students, parents, and guidance counselors to find information about paying for college.

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School Codes

  • Federal School Code List
    School code numbers are important when filling out a FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid. Use this site to look up the school codes.

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Tips for Searching for Financial Aid

The best information on available student can usually be found at the financial aid office at the college that the student will attend.  Check this site first when begining a search.  High school guidance counselors can also provide useful financial aid information. 

Delaware residents should search the regional sites such as the Delaware Higher Education Office listed below. 

Also, search websites for scholarships that are available at the national level.  Scholarships in these databases will be very competitive because of their high visibility. Several sites providing access to national scholarships are included below.

Library Databases for Searching for Grants and Scholarships

The library provides access to quality databases which index numerous awards.

  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online  Icon
    Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support.
    NOTE: This database can only be accessed from within the University of Delaware Library.
  • COS Expertise  Icon
    Identifies funding information related to research, collaborative activities, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships and more.

State and Regional Financial Aid Resources

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Grant Writing Guides

Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing
Call Number: Reference HG 177.5 .U6 .G44 2012
Excerpts are available online at:

The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career
Call Number: Reference LB 1778 .G63 2001

Money-Winning Scholarship Essays and Interviews
Call Number: Reference LB 2351 .2 .T36x 2002

Graduate Admissions Essays
Call Number: Reference LB 2351 .52 .U6 A74 2008

The Graduate School Funding Handbook
Call Number: Reference LB 2371 .4 .H35 2012

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Selected Print Resources in the Library

Peterson's Scholarships, Grants and Prizes - Peterson's Guides, Inc.
Call Number: Reference LB 2337 .4 .P475 2010
Information on awards from private sources such as foundations and religious and ethnic organizations.

The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2010 - Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Call Number: Reference LB2338 .U48 2010
Lists more than 1.5 million awards and strategies to win scholarships.

The Scholarship Book - National Scholarship Research Service
Call Number: Reference LB2337.2 .C37 13th
A guide to private scholarships fellowships, grants and loans for undergraduates.

Directory of Research Grants - Oryx Press
Call Number: Reference LB2338 .D54 2010
Intended for anyone seeking support for research projects.

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