Resources & Current Articles

College Process

 

College Portal of US Government
http://studentaid.ed.gov/prepare-for-college
Prepare for college with specific facts and advice  from Uncle Sam.

Higher Ed in Colorado
https://highered.colorado.gov/
Learn about the college process for Colorado students.

 

 

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College Research

Sites to help you explore schools

College Board ~ Big Future
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
Get organized with the College Board.

College Navigator
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
Guided College Search from the US Dept of Education

NSSE
http://nsse.iub.edu/
National Survey of Student Engagement~ Great alternative to rankings

Unigo
http://www.unigo.com/
Comprehensive site on the College Process~ real student write –ups

College Data
http://www.collegedata.com/
College Process site with emphasis on finding college

Niche
https://www.niche.com/
Student opinions and grading of colleges!!  Great site

The Education Trust
http://www.collegeresults.org/
Great site to compare colleges

Colleges that Change Lives
http://www.ctcl.org/
Non Profit dedicated to the support of a student-centered college search process.

U CAN
http://www.ucan-network.org/
Explores hundreds of private colleges and universities

 

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College Finances

Sites with helpful financial aid information

FAFSA
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Free Application for Federal Student Aid Official site. This form must be completed to be considered for financial aid.

CSS Profile
https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/
The profile is required by many schools to supplement FAFSA in determining aid.

Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org/
Comprehensive and accurate information on financial aid and tuition assistance. This is the Bible of financial aid.

Student Loans
https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action
comprehensive government site on student loans

 

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Scholarships

Scholarship Scams from FinAid.org
http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml
important resource on spotting scams

Zinch
http://www.zinch.com/
huge scholarship search site

KAARME
http://kaarme.com/kscholarships/search
big scholarship search

Fastweb
http://www.fastweb.com
one of the more well-known scholarship searches

MOAA-Military Officers Association of American
http://www.moaa.org/scholarshipfinder/
scholarships for military members and their families

Scholarship Search of the College Board
http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
The College Board brings you a scholarship search.

Scholarship
http://www.scholarships.com/
large scholarships search site

Note to Students:

Never trust a scholarship opportunity where you are required to pay any upfront fee to enter. Never give your social security number or credit card number online

   

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Test Prep

ACT Test Prep from the ACT site
http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/index.html
From the source, find free and fee based test prep from the makers of the ACT—some individualized just for you.

College Board Test Prep, the makers of the SAT
http://sat.collegeboard.com/practice
From the other source, find free and fee based test prep for the SAT, including practice test and quick response on scoring.

 

 

 

 

 

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Career and Personality Discovery:

Learning about yourself is the first step to choosing a college.

US News and World Report
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/right-school/choices/articles/2008/08/21/college-personality-quiz
This site is a comprehensive quiz that really helps pinpoint the qualities of a college that is right for you. It also helps you learn to begin to understand the differences in different types of colleges and universities.

The Princeton Review: Explore Careers and Majors
http://www.princetonreview.com/careers-after-college.aspx
This site helps you figure out in what subject you might like to major. There’s a short career quiz to get you started and then there are descriptions of what it’s like to major in different fields.

My Next Move-Interest Profiler
http://www.onetonline.org/
The O’Net profiler helps you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.

Career Onestop
http://www.careeronestop.org/
This site explores careers, salaries and opportunities.

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For You Jocks

NCAA Student
http://www.ncaastudent.org/
all things NCAA

Eligibility and registration for Student Athletes
www.eligibilitycenter.org/
extremely important site for athletes

College Student Athletes—D3 Schools
http://www.collegestudentathletes.com/index.cfm
great resource about academics and sports at D3 schools

College Board on Student Athletes
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/prepare/athletes
The College Board weighs in on what athletes need to know.

Women’s Sports Foundation
http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/
education, outreach, advocacy for women’s sports

NAIA
http://naia.cstv.com/member-services/attend.htm
sports Association for smaller schools

 

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Diversity  

 Campus Pride
http://www.campuspride.org/
non-profit for students and campuses working to create safer college environment for LGBT students

Point Foundation
www.pointfoundation.org
scholarship, mentorship, leadership for LGBTQ students

Posse Foundation
http://www.possefoundation.org/
highly competitive full scholarship for students to many top schools

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
http://www.gmsp.org/
1000 full scholarships to minorities

Glow foundation
http://www.glowfoundation.org/
low income students and the jump to college, financial aid process, scholarships

Questridge
http://www.questbridge.org/
full scholarship to top schools for low income kids, very competitive

United Negro College Fund
http://uncf.org
over 400 scholarship and internships for students of color

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
http://www.chci.org/
developing Hispanic leaders with programs, scholarships, internships, education

Hispanic College Fund
http://hispanicfund.org/
scholarships, internships, mentoring for Hispanic young people

League of United Latin American Citizens
http://lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships/
advancing Hispanic students, education section with many resources

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Students with Disabilities

Ahead
http://www.ahead.org
support, advocacy and information about students, colleges and disabilities

LD Online
http://www.ldonline.org/indepth
100s of expert reviewed resources and articles for educators and Parents of LD students

Think College
http://www.thinkcollege.net/
information, resources and tools for transition-aged students and adults with disabilities who are thinking of going to college

 

Great Schools
http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/health/college-resources-for-students.gs?content=798
resources for parents and students moving from high school to college, legal info, public policy, planning, financial help, survival strategies once there

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