Financial Aid Options

Understanding your financial options is a critical part of planning and paying for your college education.


When you fill out your FAFSA, you are doing more than applying for federal student financial aid. You are giving colleges the information they need to consider you for scholarships, grants, and other financial aid. Take the first step in your education journey by filling out your FAFSA early in the application window to ensure funds and opportunities are still available.

Below you will find links to websites that provide information on managing money, dealing with credit and debt, and consumer protection information as well as links to help you understand and access Federal student financial aid, scholarships, and Stafford loans.

South Dakota College Access 529

Some investors prefer to plan their own college savings plan. CollegeAccess 529 can offer South Dakota residents the option of investing directly without the assistance of a financial advisor. Access your account, learn more about saving for college and explore the different options available to South Dakota residents

Student Aid on the Web

Your source for free information from the US Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.