Many new and returning students receive help with college costs through outside scholarships. These are scholarships that they have applied for and received from sources outside the college. The sources can be employers, religious institutions or denominations, nonprofit agencies, private companies, foundations or military organizations. Amounts and criteria will vary according to the scholarship guidelines.

Below are some websites to begin a scholarship search. Many sites offer helpful hints for writing scholarship essays and allow you to search for scholarships that fit your interests and qualifications.