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
NerdScholar FAFSA Guide
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

Specialized Scholarship OpportunitiesGeneral Scholarship Opportunities

Big Sun Scholarship
America's Drive Job - Logistics and Supply Chain Scholarship
GreenPal Business Scholarship
The Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship
Engineering (links for women and men)
Internet and Social Networking Topics
Boomtown Internet Group Scholarships
Law, Leadership, Social Justice and Community Service
Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship
Pace Law School Scholarships
Young Leaders Scholarship Fund (for residents of Schenectady County)
Chief Executives Network (CEN) Manufacturing Scholarship
Rockhound Scholarship
Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc.
Social Work, Nursing, Medicine, Gerontology
A Place for Mom
American Medical Association Scholarships
The CPAP Shop Essay College Scholarship
In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship
Web Design
The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
AES Engineering Solutions (not limited to engineering students) Working Student Scholarship
The Drive to Learn Scholarship

The Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Global English Editing Scholarship Program
Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program Scholarship Program
Lift Parts Express Scholarship
Lighting55 General Scholarship Program
Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship
The Ornament Shop
Tapper's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry 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.