Resources

Where to Go & How to Get In

College Board

In addition to providing all the information you need about the PSAT and SAT, the College Board website has tools for planning for, finding, and applying to college. It offers an interactive tool called “My Organizer” that is well worth signing up for.

ACT, Inc.: A Student Site for ACT Test Takers

Includes information about registering for the ACT, test prep, financial need estimator, and tips on college and career planning.

KnowHow2Go

A website by the National Ad Council and the American Council on Education with practical tips for making our way to college.

CSOCollege Center

A website targeted at first-generation, low income, and minority students. Includes an “ask the experts” section where you can send in questions online.

Black Excel

Especially dedicated to African-American families, the website includes information about preparing for college, scholarships, historically black colleges (including virtual tours), and summer enrichment programs. There’s also a free newsletter.

College Grazing

College Grazing offers free, interactive self-discovery surveys to help you identify your college needs and desires. Based on the premise that self-awareness will lead to better college decisions, College Grazing offers immediate feedback about your college preferences, readiness, characteristics and much more.

Education Planner

Check out their career assessment tool for help finding a career that suits you. You’ll also find tips on completing college applications and tools to help you decide among colleges once you’ve been accepted.

Mapping Your Future

Mapping Your Future is a resource for career, college, financial aid and money management information.

Paying for College

The Student Guide

Available in English and Spanish, the Student Guide is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Learn all about the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, usually the first step in seeking financial aid for higher education.

College Goal Sunday

At College Goal Sunday, you can get free, on-site, professional assistance filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply, and get information regarding statewide student services, admission requirements and more.

FastWeb

This free service from Monster.com allows users to search over 1.3 million scholarships worth more than $3 billion.

Scholarship Experts

Scholarship Experts employs a professional staff of data researchers to maintain an up-to-date database of over 2.4 million scholarships worth more than $14.7 billion.