Official State Links
- Alabama's CollegeCounts 529 Fund: This type of plan is a savings account with tax advantages, where collected funds can be used at eligible colleges and universities for tuition, books, supplies, and costs associated with enrollment. This acts as an investment program, and Alabama residents may be eligible to forgo the upfront commissions costs and fees.
- The Alabama Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA), beyond their mission to advance the opportunities of Alabama's fin aid professionals, is committed to keeping Alabama's students and parents informed of resources and options that will help them manage the cost of a college education. AASFAA also awards their own scholarships and holds annual conferences.
- College Goal Alabama: Part of the larger College Goal Sunday project, volunteers will help students and families complete their FAFSA forms. Aid is typically offered in major cities every February and March.
- Alabama REACH: Run by the University of Alabama, REACH aims to help current and former foster youth, orphans, wards of the state, homeless, and emancipated minors enroll in and complete a college education. Candidates must apply to be part of the REACH program.
- Blueprints College Access Initiative: This program connects low-income high school students to mentors, who are often current college students themselves. These mentors guide the high schoolers through the college admissions process, and prepare them for college learning in general through workshops and campus visits.
Higher Education News
- AL 7.2%
- U.S. 7.7%
- AL 14.2%
- U.S. 17.9%
- Graduate or professional degree
- AL 8.1%
- U.S. 10.6%