ACT Home Page
Retrieve information about any college or university in the nation, estimate financial need, register for the ACT test, and apply to any participating college or university.
All About College
A useful resource for finding information on colleges around the world. Also includes a college chat room & a page full of free stuff.
Application for Aid (FAFSA)
Check out FAFSA on the Web-- it's the newest way to apply "online" for student financial aid! The FAFSA Renewal application may also be completed online.
Best College Buys
At this site, Money Magazine Online, students can get information on more than 1,000 four-year colleges in the U.S. and narrow their search according to factors such as location, cost and student body. Parents will want to check out the college-savings calculator to determine how much they'll need to save each year to pay for their child's education.
A comprehensive list of college and university admissions office email addresses. Request university catalogs, applications, and information on scholarships and financial aid.
Each application is custom printed to match the regular forms of your individual college choices. The information each college needs from you is on the form it prefers.
Planning college starts early! You will have more options later on (like access to financial aid and entrance to the college of your choice) if you start planning NOW for college. Work hard to earn the best grades you can and pursue extracurricular activities (like athletics, performing arts, or volunteer work).
CollegeNET, a Portland, Ore., company launched in 1995, says it is unique among web-based college application services, because it reproduces a participating college's own application online, just as that application would appear if mailed to the student. The service is free to students. The site offers virtual tours, and college-bot--a search engine devoted entirely to cataloguing and searching education-related pages.
College Opportunities Online
College Opportunities On-Line (COOL) is a new online database from the National Center of Education Statistics that allows students to obtain information about a specific college or set of colleges from over 9,000 institutions. COOL also provides tools to help students search for colleges based on their location, program, or degree offerings. The service was authorized by Congress in 1998 to help college students, future students, and their parents understand the differences between colleges and how much it costs to attend college.
CollegeXpress offers a unique combination of time-saving interactive tools to help students and parents find a college, learn about financial aid, compare student loans, and research thousands of scholarship opportunities.
Going to College? This site is for high school students who want to find the right college or university and inform the right college about themselves. Plus, information and guidance on scholarships, careers, majors, financial aid and more!
Education Testing Service
Education Testing Service provides a list of information on colleges and universities. In addition, test registration for SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEEFL, LSAT are all available. Information on financial aid and test preparation materials is also available.
FastWEB is an online scholarship search. The site claims to having 600,000 scholarships representing over one billion in scholarship dollars. It provides students with accurate, regularly updated information on scholarships, grants, and fellowships suited to their goals and qualifications, all at no cost to the student. Students should be advised that FastWEB collects and sells student information (such as name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, and country of citizenship) collected through their site.
Financial Aid Information
This site offers a comprehensive free resource for student financial aid information on the Web--free scholarship search, financial aid calculators, glossary, and bibliography.
Just fill in the personal profile with your test scores, intended major, preferred tuition and geographical location, and the site returns a list of schools that might be right for you.
Mapping Your Future
Sponsored by a group of agencies associated with the Federal Family Education Loan Program, Mapping Your Future is a step-by-step outline of facts and issues to consider when choosing a school, paying for your education and planning your career.
This comprehensive site includes calculators to estimate the cost of college, savings goals, expected family contribution, monthly budgets, and loan payments.
The site offers free advice to students searching for financial aid.
StudentAid.com offers a breakthrough for students and families planning for college! Our service demystifies how much college will cost and how much aid a student is eligible to receive before applying to colleges. We empower students and families with comparative information, so that they can make the smartest college choice possible.
WebWare for the SAT
Need brushing up on your analogies, angles, logic and vocabulary? Check out Stanford Testing Systems' WebWare, SAT math and verbal skills lessons on the Net. Although the publisher encourages visitors to buy the book, WebWare lessons are all online, complete with a test to pinpoint your weak areas.