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Scholarships – General Information

The CRCSD Scholarship Page is a comprehensive website dedicated to helping Cedar Rapids students find college scholarships. You’ll find links to the financial aid offices for colleges in the state of Iowa, award search engines, and more!

For information regarding scholarship opportunities from specific colleges, students should search the college’s web pages for a complete listing of scholarships and financial aid programs offered by the college.

Scholarship Tips

  • Apply for as many scholarships as you can! Someone will be awarded the money…why not you?
  • Look for scholarships available at each college to which you’ve applied.
  • Ask for recommendation letters early! Most people are happy to write one if given plenty of notice.
  • Prepare a resume with academic, extra-curricular, leadership, and service information.

FAFSA 101

What is the FAFSA?

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an application form that you must complete and submit to the government in order to receive federal financial aid. Once you fill it out, the government will share your information with your chosen schools.

When should I complete the FAFSA form?

The form is available on October 1st of each year. You must complete out a new FAFSA each year you attend school.

Where can I go for help completing the FAFSA?

The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) offers free assistance in filing the FAFSA.

  • Iowa College Access Network Office Information
    • Linn County Regional Education Center
    • 1770 Boyson Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233 (Map)
    • Phone: (877) 272-4692
    • Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Need more information?

Visit https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/fafsa-faqs for a more detailed look at FAFSA info.

If you’re ready to complete your FAFSA, the direct link is https://fafsa.ed.gov/.