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Nov. 18, 2021
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Summary
The Student Financial Aid subject page serves as a guide to library resources that may be used to help you locate, evaluate, and utilize information about grants, scholarships, and loans. The page is divided into two sections - library catalog subjects and internet websites. The library catalog subjects will lead you to books owned by one or more of the public libraries in Jefferson County. Internet websites, which include both Alabama and national resources, can be accessed from any computer.
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Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive career research database, providing detailed and up-to-date profiles of more than 2,050 of today's most popular jobs in more than 94 industries. This database now contains hundreds of new, in-depth job and industry descriptions; as well as a searchable archive of articles from current and past issues of Career Opportunities News, a 16-page, bi-monthly newsletter that provides timely information about colleges and the job market. Organized by industry, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center covers careers and career resources, as well as career preparation information, including scholarships, academic programs, non-academic programs, web resources, and an employability skills checklist. An extensive "Four Steps to a New Job" section provides invaluable guidance on everything from choosing a career to finding and applying for a job to learning about employment benefits and laws.
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Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
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Alabama Resources
This website provides links to financial aid resources and information maintained by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.
Alabama Possible is a statewide nonprofit organization that breaks down barriers to prosperity through advocacy, education, and collaboration. They support and create educational equity through several program areas including Alabama Goes to College. Alabama Goes to College provides resources for students and families to explore college options, find financial aid resources, and successfully transition from high school to college.
National Resources
AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was created to be a comprehensive accreditation resource for anyone in the process of selecting a college. The purpose of the website is to help prospective students make informed decisions about which college to attend and avoid being saddled with student loans and worthless degrees from “diploma mills.” At the top of the homepage, there is a link to resources on "Financial Aid."
The website, which is maintained by the staff of U.S. News and World Report, provides tips, tools, and expert advice can help students navigate student loans, scholarships, grants, the FAFSA, and overall financial aid planning.
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