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ERIC Number: ED279446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Financial Aid Unscrambled: A Guide for Minority Engineering Students.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., New York, NY.
Created to assist minority engineering students in locating adequate funding to finance a college education, this publication contains information students need to file for federal and state financial aid, to obtain and submit applications to college financial aid offices, to become aware of specific opportunities that exist for minorities and engineering students, and to identify other funding resources. An introductory section stresses that success in obtaining financial aid is a combination of having the right information and the right "attitude" (reflecting the traits of aggressiveness, timeliness, tenacity, inquisitiveness, thoroughness, understanding, deliberativeness, and efficiency). Separate sections describe eligibility criteria to qualify for federal financial aid, how to equate demonstrated financial need, the application process, and differences between types of financial aid (grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and loans). A financial aid checklist is provided to keep track of application forms, application deadlines, dates forms were to be mailed, and responses. Other sections contain a directory of state financial aid and Guaranteed Student Loan offices; a listing of 27 undergraduate and 11 graduate private scholarships and fellowship programs for minorities in engineering with their requirements and contact addresses; and 16 sources of additional information about applying for financial aid. (NEC)
Descriptors: Check Lists, College Applicants, Eligibility, Engineering Education, Federal Programs, Financial Aid Applicants, Financial Needs, Grants, Guidelines, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Technical Education, Work Study Programs
NACME, Inc., 3 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001-2281 ($.50 plus 10% shipping charge).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., New York, NY.