College Planning Resources

Adventures in Education: From college planning advice to financial aid information to career guidance, AIE has the reliable information students and parents need to make the right decisions for the future. Get FAFSA help and financial aid assistance, learn about college admissions, and search scholarships for free.

College Choice: College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. We publish rankings and reviews that make choosing the best college easier, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

College Affordability Guide: Our mission is to bring together disparate bodies of data to produce a more holistic (but also focused) view of which colleges are likely to be the best value for the money. This website helps students make informed decisions about paying for college.

College Atlas: A website that helps students and parents make informed college choices by providing them with relevant, reliable and up-to-date information about colleges and higher education opportunities.

The College Board: Includes college searches, scholarship searches, and financial aid calculations. also, SAT schedules and on line test registration

CollegePrep-101: A VERY informative site with tips by professionals on all aspects of college

Educations.com: Educations.com helps students who are interested in studying abroad to find information about education alternatives all over the world. This is where you find information about what education options are available, what is required for you to get in, how much it costs etc. Educations.com has a wide variety of different education types including bachelor degrees, master degrees, Doctorates and PhD courses, Diploma educations and Language courses. Searching for education on Educations.com makes it easy for you to compare different study abroad options to see what best suits you.

GoCollege: The student's reference to finding money and getting the most out of a college education; most trusted resources to guide students on how to finance and succeed in college

MathCollege.com: Over 6,000 technical certification programs, vocational schools, junior/community colleges and 4 year universities in our directory. We have information regarding many aspects of these schools including housing, financial aid, admissions, athletics and more... We also provide statistics broken down by state, city and individual college campuses.

Next Step Magazine: Everything you need to know about planning for life after high school in one handy place, including information on doing a career search, financial aid and scholarship research, attending a college fair, going on a campus tour, and MORE.

Online Colleges - Search online for accredited schools and scholarships nationwide. Choose from colleges or short-term trade programs and begin your career training.

U101 College Search: Directory of college, community college, and university websites in the US and Canada. More than 4000 universities, colleges, community colleges and vocational schools in the US and Canada.


Colleges and Universities Virtual Tours and Overviews

CampusTours: Virtual College Tours: Virtual tours of U.S. colleges and universities

Colleges and Universities in the U.S.: Links to university home pages

Colleges.com: Undergraduate colleges and universities, Career Colleges, Graduate Colleges and Universities, Med Schools, MBA Programs

U.S. Universities by State

U.S. News: Best Colleges


Information for Students Who Hope to Play Collegiate Sports

National Collegiate Athletic Association: The organization through which the nation's colleges and universities speak and act on athletics matters at the national level; Athletic scholarships for undergraduate student-athletes at Division I and Division II schools are funded through the NCAA membership revenue distribution. These scholarships are administered directly by each academic institution. Division III schools do not offer athletic scholarships


Information for Students on How to Build Credit

How to Build Your Credit: The student's reference to learn more about building a credit, the importance of the credit score and step by step guidelines for obtaining the credit report and applying for a credit card. Templates which can be used right away included.


Popular Career Information

Earn an Online Degree

Education Degrees Online: Detailed information on getting a degree in education. Articles include information on the various degrees that are offered in the education field including what the benefits are for earning a masters degree. All degree information is continuously updated.

PSATs, SATs, ACT, APs Test Preparation : Sample Tests

Varsity Tutors: Varsity Tutors offers completely free practice tests for standardized exams and academic subjects of all levels.

College Board: PSAT: Prepare for the 5 sections on the PSAT/NMSQT with sample questions

CollegeBoard: SAT Preparation Center: Know what to expect on test day by reviewing practice questions, taking a practice test, and more.

Free Vocabulary Words: 5000 5000 words with brief definitions for SAT Preparation

4Tests: Actual abbreviated practice tests that allows students to check their proficiency in the Math and Verbal categories; Over 100 questions; Have test graded as a whole and then analyzed item by item; similar tests offered here for the GED, ACT and TOEFL

Majortests.com: Free study materials for students taking SAT Totally free practice No usernames/passwords needed Quality questions developed by test-prep professionals 100's of practice questions on mini-tests with score card Free explanations - learn from your mistakes!

Number2.com: Number2.com's online test preparation courses are totally free.! By creating an account you can access a customized course that includes user-friendly tutorials, practice sessions that dynamically adapt to each student's ability level, a vocabulary builder, and more

PSAT/NMSQT: Includes the same types of critical reading, math, and writing skills multiple choice questions as the SAT®

SAT Preparation: Majortests helps prepare students for the SAT with free practice tests. No need to register or create usernames and passwords. Questions are developed by test prep professionals.

Test Preparation Review - SAT, ACT, AP, IB, GRE and more; Sample questions available for each test


Scholarships and Financial Aid Available for the College Bound Student

SchoolGrantsBlog: Provides all the information you need to know about school scholarships, federal grants and other school grants.

CollegeView: Financial Aid and Scholarship Search; Sample Admission essays; College Search

Ed.gov: Promoting Educational Excellence for All Americans: Explore websites that specialize in financial aid

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page: Comprehensive aid resource contains a glossary of relevant terms to information about all types of financial aid; links to solid financial aid sites

Financial Aid Finder: This website acts as a guide and solution to your financial aid concerns; Find answers to questions about: College Scholarships, Scholarship Listings, College Savings Plans, Student Loans, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, 529 College Saving Plans, UGMA Uniform Gifts to Minors Act, Common Questions and Answers, Financial Aid Basics, Financial Aid Terminology, Financial Aid Applications, Financial Planning for High School Students and Parents, Types of Financial Aid Programs

Federal Student Aid Programs: Federal student aid is financial assistance that's available through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid. Federal student aid covers school expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. This aid can also help you pay for a computer and dependent childcare expenses.

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search: The premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad

Guaranteed Scholarships and Financial Aid: A list of scholarships guaranteed by individual colleges to ALL admitted students meeting the criteria listed.


Opportunities to Study Abroad

The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS): One of the oldest, largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. With global offices in 15 countries, we organize cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. Our programs include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, gifted education, high school study/travel and insurance services. Since 1964, more than one million students and teachers have participated in AIFS programs worldwide.

International Studies Abroad: A study abroad provider with 14 destination countries that encompass 31 distinct and exciting cities. ISA has been providing quality study abroad programs for U.S. college students since 1987.

StudyAbroad.com: Explore opportunities to study abroad


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