Resources

This section provides a list of links to sites that provide useful information to help make education after high school possible.

My Future

College is Possible

Thinking about college? You probably have a lot of questions: How does the application process work? What sort of college is right for me? How much will college cost?

Guide for the College-Bound Athlete from National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

This is the official site for eligibility regulations, financial assistance policies, and recruitment policies.

Related Website:

College Bound Basics by Rick Perko

Fresher’s Guide to Life, University and Everything from Kentucky University

This guide offers general survival hints for new students, including managing money, social life, and study.

My Choices

College Homepages at the Student Center

This links-site connects to websites of most colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.

Similar Websites:

Braintrack
National Center for Education Statistics
Web U.S. Universities, by State from UT Austin

College Quest

Free site membership allows you to locate and find out about a campus and its programs, apply online, explore financial aid options, and more.

Degree Search

This search site lets you locate colleges with specific majors by state or geographic regions.

Office of Postsecondary Education: U.S. Department of Education

The federal government provides information for students and families, including links to colleges and universities and other higher education web sites.

Online Degrees, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

This is a good place to start if you are looking for information about online degrees and virtual courses.

Peterson’s

Although this site is a little slow, sometimes even difficult to load—it is the comprehensive guide to higher education with comparative college data about specific colleges and graduate schools.

Study Abroad Information

Here you can find study abroad programs, travel info, maps, and more!

Vocational Schools Database

This site as an application that lists Vocational Schools nationally.

My Plan

Act, Inc.: Information for Life’s Transitions

Best known for the ACT Assessment, our college admissions testing program, ACT offers a wide range of programs and services in educational planning, career planning, and workforce development.

Not To Be Missed Section:

Estimated Expenses for One Year of College

College Board

Learn about important things to consider before deciding on college plus college costs and financial aid information. Prepare for the SAT, explore college and career options, and access a guide to the application process. All this from the group that brings you the SAT.

Not To Be Missed Section:

About the SAT & Subject Tests

eCollegeApps

Save time and money by obtaining applications and applying to your favorite colleges and universities online.

Essay Edge

This website specializes in application essay and personal statement editing and also provides advice on all aspects of the college and graduate school application process.

Related Websites:

Essay Wizard
Writing the College Admissions Essay from the Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center (ICPAC)
Writing Web

Know How 2 Go

A website dedicated to turning students’ college dreams into action-oriented goals.

My College Calendar

MyCollegeCalendar is a free interactive online college admissions counseling program that helps high school students and parents successfully navigate the college search and admissions process.

Planning for College: Some Issues for Parents and Students to Consider from College Board

College Board offers info how but every secondary student can should explore their options.

Princeton Review: Tester

Register then take a practice SAT test online.

Ready, Set, Go!

This on-line newsletter for middle school students. Information on planning academically and financially for college.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®)

This is the site for English proficiency testing services for international students planning to study in the United States, Canada, or other countries where English is used in an academic environment.

Tips on Preparing for College and a Career

Tips from Fordham University on gaining college acceptance, a time-line from grade 9 upwards that suggests activities, and links to other sites.

My Money

Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid

This site offers college bound students, parents, and counselors easy access to information on US colleges and universities, college scholarship and financial aid searches, SAT and ACT test preparation tips, and more.

Financial Aid for College from the Better Business Bureau

To get the most from your educational potential, you should begin mapping out your future as soon as possible.

FinAid from National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

This website is a comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid.

Not To Be Missed Section:

Calculators

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

This site provides information about federal financial aid program. Students can apply online.

Highly Competitive and Prestigious Scholarships, Fellowships & Internship Awards for College, Graduate School & Postgraduate Research

This site provides information on a broad number of scholarships.

Related Websites:

College Scholarship Search
Scholarship Search Wizard

International Education Finacial Aid

Here is a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad.

Nellie Mae Student Loans

Get advice for paying for college from the largest source of student loan funding.

Scholarship Scams from State of West Virginia, Office of The Attorney General

Learn the six signs that a scholarship search may be a scholarship scam.

Similar Websites:

Get Educated on Scholarship Scams
Scholarship Scams at Sallie Mae

State Residency: How to Save Tuition

Learn how to save on college tuition by establishing residency.

Student Financial Aid : U.S. Department of Education

The Department administers several major student aid programs, including Pell Grants and Stafford Loans, which provide over $42 billion a year to help millions of students pay for the costs of college. This is the starting point if you’re ready to apply for financial aid or just interested in more information about the federal student aid programs.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

TheThurgood Marshall College Fund’s mission is to develop and prepare a new generation of leaders by providing scholarships, resources and opportunities to deserving youth.

My Network

www.prepforprep.org

Prep for Prep develops leaders through access to superior education and opportunities. Since 1978, Prep has identified New York City’s most promising students of color and prepared them for placement at independent schools in the city and boarding schools throughout the Northeast.

www.abetterchance.org

A Better Chance mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.

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