Tools & Resources


Net Price Calculator
Parent Loan Repayment Calculator
Student Loan Calculator

Federal Loan Counseling and History

Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling
Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling 
Perkins Loan Entrance Interview
National Student Loan Data System (Loan History)

Financial Aid Resources and Information

Common Options For Financing Your College Education
2014-2015 CSS/Profile Filing Information
The College Board
College View
Federal Student Aid, an Office of the U.S. Department of Education

Scholarship Searches

There is never any need to pay money to get a scholarship. When searching, be cautious with personal information.

Sallie Mae - March Scholarships

Specialized Scholarship OpportunitiesGeneral Scholarship Opportunities

Big Sun Scholarship
CoachUp Scholarship
Golub Corporation
GreenPal Business Scholarship
ASCO Numatics (Industrial/Automation) (links for women and men)
Leadership and Community Service
Young Leaders Scholarship Fund (for Schenectady County residents)
Chief Executives Network (CEN) Manufacturing Scholarship
The Ornament Shop Scholarship
Rockhound Scholarship
Social Work, Nursing, Medicine, Gerontology
A Place for Mom Scholarship
Alfred Kahler Scholarship
American Medical Association Scholarships
BBG Communications Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
AES Engineers (not limited to engineers)
Bounce Energy Scholarship Program (for residents to NY, PA or TX)
Capital District Counseling Association (for residents of the Capital Region)
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
CustomMade Products
The Drive to Learn Scholarship
The Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Lift Parts Express Scholarship
Scholarship America Dream Award
Spokeo Connections Scholarship


Sage Scholars

An elective scholarship program that allows families who are saving for college by investing or making deposits with participating 529 Plans, banks, credit unions and other institutions/employers to earn "points" (similar to frequent flyer mileage points) that can be redeemed for guaranteed minimum scholarships for up to the cost of tuition. The scholarships are spread evenly over four undergraduate years. The Tuition Rewards program is coordinated nationally by an independent organization, Savings And Growth for Education (SAGE). One point has a value of one dollar. Families participating in Tuition Rewards need to submit the Student's rewards statement to Union College at the time of application for admission. This is done by the "sponsor" by logging onto the "Account Statement" page at and forwarding the rewards statement to Union College. Statements submitted after we have prepared a financial aid package for the Student may invalidate use of Tuition Rewards.