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College Resources

Preparing for college, scholarships, financial aid, and college entrance exams can be mind-boggling for both students and parents. Here are some useful online references you may find helpful for all these processes.

All-Purpose
College Entrance Exams
College Admissions
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Texas Specific

 

All-Purpose

www.educationplanner.org AES Free College Planning Site
www.petersons.com Comprehensive Resource for Colleges and Universities, Test Preparation, Career Exploration
www.princetonreview.com Explore Schools and Careers, Prepare for Entrance Exams, Research Financial Aid Options
www.xap.com College Advice, Admission Applications, Etc.
www.collegeboard.com Plan for College, Find a College, Apply to College, Pay for College
http://studentaid.ed.gov Answers to your questions about financial aid and the financial aid process
www.collegenet.com Guide to Colleges, Universities and Financial Aid
www.collegeispossible.com Preparing for College, Paying for College, and Choosing the Right College
www.infoplease.com/edu/highered Choosing & Applying for College, Scholarship, and Financial Aid
http://education-portal.com Find information about hundreds of colleges, schools, and universities. Independently researched and categorized
http://GenTX.org Generation Texas connects us to each other and clarifies the steps we need to take on the path to college and career education, from taking the right classes and tests, to applying to colleges, and then finding the money to pay for school.
http://www.mynextmove.org
www.careeronestop.org
US Dept of Labor’s Online
Employment Guide Now Available

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has developed a new online guide to help students and job seekers chart their future career paths. The guide - What’s My Next Move? —connects young people to career exploration resources available on the CareerOneStop (COS) (www.careeronestop.org) website and the O*NET site, My Next Move (www.mynextmove.org). The guide encourages students to think and make decisions about their futures, and to engage with career counselors, workforce professionals, teachers, and parents or guardians.

What’s My Next Move? leads students through a seven-step process that begins with a self-assessment of their career interests, helps them identify the education and skills they will need to qualify for a job in specific occupations, and ends with a comprehensive career plan that can be shared with high school guidance counselors, parents, teachers, and workforce professionals in the American Job Centers Network.

 

College Entrance Exams

www.collegeboard.com SAT Registration, SAT Scores, Test Preparation and More
www.actstudent.org ACT Test Dates, ACT Registration, ACT Scores, and More

 

College Admissions

Prepare for College  
www.eaop.org UC Outreach Program
www.mappingyourfuture.org Mapping Your Future
www.makingitcount.com How to Succeed in College
   
Choose a College  
AccreditedOnlineColleges.Org/Texas/ A comprehensive and informative resource that ranks each university in America by size, degrees offered, tuition costs, admission rates, graduation rates, and retention rates.
http://univ.cc/ International Association of Universities and links to a database of universities around the world
www.myroad.collegeboard.com College and Career Planning
education.yahoo.com Find Schools & Programs
www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm Ranking of America's Best Colleges
www.myroad.collegeboard.com College and Career Planning
   
Apply to College  
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions Info on UC admissions

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

www.fafsa.ed.gov U.S. Dept. of Ed - FREE App for Federal Student Aid
www.finaid.org Guide to Financial Aid
www.ed.gov/finaid Financial Aid Information
www.fastweb.com Search for Scholarships
www.collegeanswer.com Answers to All Your Paying-for-College Questions
www.edfund.org Financial Aid and Debt Management Information
www.scholarships.com Scholarship Search Engine
www.icanaffordcollege.com I Can Afford College
www.freecollegemoney.org Free College Money
www.salliemae.com Plan for College, Find Student Loans, Apply Online
http://www.teri.org/college-access Loan Programs for Students At All Education Levels
https://www.salliemae.com/ Information concerning private student loans
www.nslds.ed.gov National Student Loan Data System
www.hsf.net Hispanic Scholarship Fund
www.schoolsoup.com Constantly Updated Scholarship Database

 

Texas Specific

Texas
www.texascollegeandcareer.org A great planning source for college and career from the Texas Education Agency.
www.collegefortexans.com Info on Preparing for, Applying for and Paying for College in TX
www.texastomorrowfunds.org How to Get an Early Start on Tackling Tuition Costs
www.window.state.tx.us/scholars Helpful Hints to the College-Bound Students in TX
The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy (Senate Bill 175) Top 8% for Fall 2013

The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy (Senate Bill 175) Top 7% for Fall 2014
AC Online | Colleges in Texas Find Affordable Online College Options
Are you looking for an affordable college experience? Look no further to find financial aid information, cost saving tips, and comprehensive college rankings focused on affordability and value.
Utah
www.utahmentor.org Utah's Premier Guide for College and Career Planning