The USA is a big place, so we narrowed down some of the bigger options that is leading the way in student finance.
Federal Student Aid: A government set-up for student financial aid.
Banks and financial setups offering student loans:
Wells Fargo: https://www.wellsfargo.com
Sun Trust: https://www.suntrust.com
PNC Bank: http://www.pnconcampus.com
DISCOVER offers Student Loans and they have even created a site to compare college degrees – nicely done!
SallieMae and Navient – Also check out their college planning platform and The Sallie Mae Fund.
Scholarships and Bursaries in the USA:
Also check out, FirstPoint USA, a company that helps international individuals looking to study in the USA through the use of sporting codes!
Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program - another popular platform in the USA which is backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Check out UNIGO it’s a scholarship search engine on steroids!
The “Overwatch” and "League of Legends" scholarships from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) - the rise of Esports has hit the student finance sector!
AXA Achievement Scholarship - the financial services company powers a strong scholarship offering in the US.
Another Scholarship search engine is Studentscholarhsips.org, it is also full of useful articles.
Fastweb: Great Scholarship site by Monster.com for students in the USA. Nice one!
Dell Scholarships Program powered by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, very cool!
The Obama Foundation Scholars Program with the University of Chicago is worth looking into for aspiring leaders and individuals reading towards studies in Public Policy.
Marshall Scholarship has been developed as a postgraduate scholarship for American students to pursue a study option in the United Kingdom.
Scholar Snapp: a quick way to mange your scholarship applications!
National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA): is positioned to help improve the impact of scholarship providers.
Cappex: They have managed to bridge the gap of college searching along with scholarships in a very simple way. Nicely done!
CampusExplorer: A useful online portal which has a large database of Scholarships for studies in the USA.
Institute if International Education: A well put together organisation that manages scholarship and education programs for students from America. They also have set-up's to help cater for International students looking to study in the USA.
Scholly a scholarship based platform servicing the needs for studies in the USA.
The Dreamers Roadmap is a mobile app based platform which helps undocumented students in the USA to connect with relevant scholarships. A really cool initiative.
Articles, resources, platforms and organisations:
The USjournal of Academics has a fantastic and fully researched article on various scholarships and financial solutions available for American students and international students looking to study in the USA. Wikipedia as always has the low down! The Federal Trade Commission has interesting articles on student loans which provides some good guidelines on what to look for and what to avoid.
An interactive map of Student Loan Debt in the USA! Put together by the Urban Institute.
Bloomberg Quicktake on Student Debt in the USA is an insightful look into a heavy financial system that is on edge.
Student Loan Hero - assisting individuals with repaying their student loans.
LendEDU.com - a cool financial literacy resource that focusses on financial aid, student loans, college budgeting, etc.
An interesting watch about Student Debt in the USA
This is like the Fun Side of Being Serious in terms of outlying the problems of Student Debt.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Student Debt (HBO)