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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.

College Entrance Exams
College Admissions
Financial Aid & Scholarships
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Reviews Best Scholarship Search Variety of scholarship, and financial help AES Free College Planning Site
Best Colleges What to expect as an online student
Discover Business Degrees Provides assistance to  prospective college students
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Affordable Online Colleges 50 Most Affordable Online Colleges
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Find your Context  Find the perfect degree for your life, golas and circumstances. Articles for educators
Private Student Loans Help navigating the confusion of student debt
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Online Finance Degrees Online Colleges that Offer Laptop and Tablet Programs to students
Discover Business Degrees Online tool to help with college information Comprehensive Resource for Colleges and Universities, Test Preparation, Career Exploration Affordable online Degree Programs
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Resume Guide Guide to choosing the right resume Explore Schools and Careers, Prepare for Entrance Exams, Research Financial Aid Options College Advice, Admission Applications, Etc. College Scholarship Plan for College, Find a College, Apply to College, Pay for College Answers to your questions about financial aid and the financial aid process Guide to Colleges, Universities and Financial Aid Preparing for College, Paying for College, and Choosing the Right College Choosing & Applying for College, Scholarship, and Financial Aid GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine which is one of the largest databases of scholarships on the web. Unlike the others, GoodCall Scholarship Engine requires no personal information and it's free to use. Find information about hundreds of colleges, schools, and universities. Independently researched and categorized 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.
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) ( website and the O*NET site, My Next Move ( 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. How much does college really cost? What are the pros and cons of working during your four years there? Learn the financial risks that arise while in school and much more at this site to help you make financial decisions.


College Entrance Exams SAT Registration, Scores, Test Preparation and More ACT Test Dates, Registration, Scores and More SAT Prep Resources, Tips and Lessons ACT Prep Resources, Tips and Lessons


College Admissions

Prepare for College Resources for college preparation UC Outreach Program Mapping Your Future 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.
College Universities Find a College, University, or Trade School International Association of Universities and links to a database of universities around the world College and Career Planning Find Schools & Programs Ranking of America's Best Colleges College and Career Planning
Apply to College Info on UC admissions


Financial Aid and Scholarships U.S. Dept. of Ed - FREE App for Federal Student Aid
Migrant Scholarships Different scholarships for migrants
Best Private Student Loan Lenders Help with student loans
Scholarship Search Engine Find and Apply for financial aid Center for Online Education Affordable Online College Guide to Financial Aid
Outside Scholarships Help finding Scholarships for College Financial Aid Information Search for Scholarships Answers to All Your Paying-for-College Questions Financial Aid and Debt Management Information Scholarship Search Engine I Can Afford College Free College Money Plan for College, Find Student Loans, Apply Online Loan Programs for Students At All Education Levels Information concerning private student loans National Student Loan Data System The Consumet Affairs Hispanic Scholarship Fund Constantly Updated Scholarship Database


Texas Specific

Texas A great planning source for college and career from the Texas College and Career Planning.
UT at Tyler Information about UT at Tyler How to Get an Early Start on Tackling Tuition Costs
The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy (Senate Bill 175) Top 8% for Fall 2016

The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy (Senate Bill 175) Top 7% for Fall 2017
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.
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