College Info & Resources
Finding a School
|Accredited Online Schools & Colleges||Ranks American universities by size, degrees offered, tuition costs, admission rates, graduation rates, retention rates and contains resources useful for the prospective student.|
|Big Future||An exhaustive site for comparing colleges.|
|College and University Rankings||Links to various ranking sites, from the University of Illinois’s Education and Social Science Library|
|College Net||Forms for admission, tuition, financial aid, and scholarships (privacy protected)|
|Quintessential Careers||College Planning Resources for Teens – Directory of college and job information on the web|
|College View||Search for colleges that meet your requirements: costs, majors, services, computing resources, types of residence, city size, etc.|
|Discover Health Admin||Information about health care careers - degrees needed and career paths.|
Admissions & Writing an Application Essay
||“A curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college.”
|College Board Online
||Includes sections on SAT, AP, and College Planning.
|Common Application Online
||Apply simultaneously for colleges that use the common application form. You must register to use the site.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
||U.S. Department of Education Student Guide
||U.S. Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid
|College Affordability Guide||A guide about the affordability of college education|
||Forms for admission, tuition, financial aid, and scholarships (privacy protected)
||Website that covers the facts about scholarships as well as advice on how to succeed in winning scholarships.
|Educators for Fair Consideration
||“We provide scholarships and advisory services to low-income immigrant students who have gained admission to and/or are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges. We help immigrant students become catalysts for change, by creating mentorship, arts, and service opportunities in their communities.”
|Financial Aid for Minorities
||Part of FinAid.org
||A guide to Financial Aid
|Best Colleges Financial Aid
||Tuition can add up, but students rarely have to pay the full sticker price for their higher education. Learn about the financial aid options available that can help you lower the cost of your degree, and utilize our comprehensive scholarship database to search for more aid opportunities.