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Choosing and Paying for College

Use this guide to find and evaluate information and resources about colleges, universities, financial aid, and scholarships.

Need help paying for tuition and books?

Scholarships are available to help pay for books, tuition and other expenses.

All students at St. Louis Community College may apply for multiple scholarships through St. Louis Community College Foundation. The application for scholarships is now available for the summer and fall 2021 semesters.

The application form linked above takes the guesswork out of scholarships by matching students to the best scholarships that meet their qualifications. 

After completing the form, you will receive a personalized list of scholarships based on information from the application and your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You'll be submitted for all eligible scholarships and have the opportunity to submit additional materials when required.

To apply, you must:

More information about paying for books and tuition:

Select Funding Opportunities, Missouri

Missouri Dept. of Higher Education & Workforce Development

Select scholarship and grant opportunities offered.

Scholarships & Grant Resources

Reference Books at STLCC Libraries

Here are just a couple of directory titles available at STLCC campus libraries in the reference collection. Browse the 378.3 - 378.73 call number area for other college and financial aid directories.

Click on the subject heading Scholarships -- United States -- Directories to see a list of books and ebooks in the Library Catalog.

Search the Classic Catalog

Search for books using St. Louis Community College's Classic Catalog.


Catalog Search Help

Begin in the STLCC Catalog to find books in the library. The two basic methods for searching are the keyword and the subject searches. The subject search is somewhat misleading--it only searches for subjects as defined by the Library of Congress. Because most library users are not familiar with the official Library of Congress Subject Headings, it is often a good idea to begin with a keyword search. Some examples of keyword searches include

  1. college essays
  2. scholarships 

NOTE: Use the connector "and" to separate distinct concepts in your search.  Use the connector "or" to separate synonyms in your search. Use the truncation symbol * to find varient words

Results from your keyword searches will help you identify appropriate subject headings. Below are just a few examples of subject headings you will find in the STLCC  Libraries Classic Catalog.

STLCC Financial Aid Information

St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. Aid awards fall into four categories: grants, scholarships, loans and work. Most aid is awarded on the basis of financial need. However, excellent academic ability and talents are recognized through the college's and other scholarship programs. Visit the STLCC Financial Aid web page and drop by to talk to someone in person to help you understand the programs, policies and procedures pertaining to financial aid at St. Louis Community College.

Financial Aid Resources: Paying for College & Dealing with Debt:

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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000