Student Life

How Fastweb Works

Learn exactly what using Fastweb can do for you.

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 28, 2019

How Fastweb Works

What is Fastweb?

For more than 20 years, Fastweb has been the leading online resource in finding scholarships for students to help pay for school. We’re the one-stop spot to access more than 1.5 million scholarships for students of all ages. We match students to scholarships based on their scholarship profile criteria provided, acting as their personal scholarship finder. In addition to scholarships, we also provide students with resources to realize their educational pursuits, from the time they begin their college search to the day they land their first job after graduation. We have resources to help you with financial aid, internships, part-time jobs, student loans and more. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, one out of three college-bound seniors use Fastweb and more than 50 million users have benefited from Fastweb's information and services! Read on to learn more about how Fastweb works and how you can make Fastweb work for you.

How We Match You to Scholarships

When you fill out your Fastweb student profile, we search our database of more than 1.5 million scholarships. The more information you provide in your student profile, the better. We match you to scholarships based on your indicated studies, interests, race, ethnicity and other unique student attributes.

How to Apply for Scholarships on Fastweb

Fastweb is your resource to find scholarships, but it’s still up to you to apply for them. Think of Fastweb as your scholarship searcher: we do the scholarship searching through our huge online database, so you don’t have to search all over. When you find a scholarship you’re interested in, click on it to find more scholarship details. From there, you will need to click to connect with the scholarship provider for more details and to submit your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the Scholarships on Fastweb Legitimate?

YES! Fastweb has a research team that investigates every scholarship listing to ensure the scholarship is legitimate and all information on each listing is up-to-date. How are they legitimate? All scholarships on Fastweb meet an extensive list of scholarship provider guidelines in order to be listed within Fastweb’s scholarship database. Scholarships listed within the Fastweb scholarship database must meet certain requirements in order to be included, such as no fees, no personal information (student’s social security number), etc. is required to apply for the provider’s scholarship. You can view all of Fastweb’s scholarship provider guidelines to learn more about the scholarship selection process. Remember, a legitimate scholarship will never ask a student to pay to apply or for personal information, like your social security number. You can learn more about scholarship scams here.

Do Students Actually Win Scholarships through Fastweb?

Not everyone is guaranteed to win scholarships, but students really do win scholarships through our site, and our Wall of Fame proves it! Most of these winners will tell you that it's vital that you never give up applying for scholarships - because then you're guaranteed to never win one. Luckily, our Fastweb database has more than 1.5 million scholarships for students. Our best advice would be to apply early and often - the process can take a while but, the more you apply for, the better your chances are of winning scholarships.

Can International Students Use Fastweb?

In order to sign up for Fastweb, you must have a valid U.S. address. Some of the scholarships in our database can be won by an international student; however, that is entirely up to the individual scholarship provider.

Fastweb Student Resources:

Fastweb App – Finally: Fastweb has an app! Now you can search the largest online scholarship database on the go. Searching for scholarships has never been easier. The app is free to download, easy and convenient - all you need to get started is a Fastweb account. Once you have set up your Fastweb account online, simply download the app and log in to your Fastweb account to get started. The Fastweb app is available to download free on both iOS and Android devices. Scholarship Matches – These are scholarships specific to you; matched based on the information you provide in your Fastweb student profile information. For the best match results, make sure to keep your Fastweb student profile updated. We recommend updating your Fastweb profile at least once per semester. Featured Scholarships – These are more universal scholarship opportunities which most students qualify for. Many of these are entry-based, rather than application based. This means that many of these are more like contests but are worth entering since they are easy-to-enter and often have large award amounts. Part-Time Jobs – You can find part-time jobs hiring locally on Fastweb. Internship Matches – Based on your Fastweb student profile, you can be matched to internships meeting your interests, studies and other student information provided. Financial Aid/FAFSA Information – We get it, financial aid can be confusing. We’ve got you covered with all of the information you need to sort out your financial aid information and submit your financial aid forms. Student Loans – When you need to bridge the gap between financial aid and what you can afford, look to our student loan resources to help you find the right student lending options. Student Deals – You can find companies with student deals and discounts on Fastweb to help you save on everything you need. Articles – We have articles pertaining to student life, student news, financial aid and more. You can explore Fastweb articles here. Student Volunteer Opportunities – Build your student resume while making a difference with student volunteer opportunities listed on Fastweb. Educator Resources – Fastweb also has great resources for educators, like site widgets and free scholarship resources to share with your students.

More on Fastweb Policies:

How Do I List My Scholarship on Fastweb?

As a leading scholarship database, Fastweb screens all of the scholarships available on the site and does not charge anything for its services. Scholarships, as well as the websites listing them, must meet certain guidelines in order to be listed on Fastweb. You can submit a scholarship via email to: scholarships@fastweb.com.

Your Personal Information Security

We never sell or share your information to third parties without your consent. You can view our privacy policy here.

Fastweb Emails

Fastweb emails are meant to help you with your scholarship search and to improve your student life. You can control your email subscription settings under the “Subscription Settings” tab of your student profile. Here’s how to get there: • Login to your Fastweb account
• Go to “My Profile” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen
• Click on the “My Account” tab
• Click on the “Subscription Settings” tab to change your email subscription settings

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More Questions?

You can learn more about Fastweb here or view more frequently asked questions. For additional questions regarding your Fastweb account, you can always contact us.

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