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COLLEGE RESOURCES

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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.

All-Purpose
College Entrance Exams
College Admissions
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Texas Specific

 

 

 

All-Purpose

Reviews Best Scholarship Search Variety of scholarship, and financial help
www.educationplanner.org AES Free College Planning Site
Best Colleges What to expect as an online student
Discover Business Degrees Provides assistance to  prospective college students
Teacher Certification Online Guide to only teaching degrees
Affordable Online Colleges 50 Most Affordable Online Colleges
Affordable Online Affordable Online Colleges and Information
Find your Context  Find the perfect degree for your life, golas and circumstances. 
http://degree.utpb.edu/articles/ Articles for educators
Private Student Loans Help navigating the confusion of student debt
Finance Degree Online

Online Finance Degrees

www.mycollegelaptop.com Online Colleges that Offer Laptop and Tablet Programs to students
Discover Business Degrees Online tool to help with college information
www.petersons.com Comprehensive Resource for Colleges and Universities, Test Preparation, Career Exploration
http://degree.lamar.edu/programs/ Affordable online Degree Programs
Resume Baking  How to build a resume
Resume Guide Guide to choosing the right resume
www.princetonreview.com Explore Schools and Careers, Prepare for Entrance Exams, Research Financial Aid Options
www.xap.com College Advice, Admission Applications, Etc.
http://www.tufitech.com/scholarship/ College Scholarship 
www.collegeboard.com Plan for College, Find a College, Apply to College, Pay for College
http://studentaid.ed.gov Answers to your questions about financial aid and the financial aid process
www.collegenet.com Guide to Colleges, Universities and Financial Aid
www.collegeispossible.com Preparing for College, Paying for College, and Choosing the Right College
www.infoplease.com/edu/highered Choosing & Applying for College, Scholarship, and Financial Aid
http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/search 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. 
http://education-portal.com Find information about hundreds of colleges, schools, and universities. Independently researched and categorized
http://GenTX.org 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.
http://www.mynextmove.org
www.careeronestop.org
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) (www.careeronestop.org) website and the O*NET site, My Next Move (www.mynextmove.org). 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.
http://www.structuredsettlements.com/structured-settlements/college/ 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

www.collegeboard.com SAT Registration, Scores, Test Preparation and More
www.actstudent.org ACT Test Dates, Registration, Scores and More
www.chegg.com/test-prep/sat SAT Prep Resources, Tips and Lessons
www.cheg.com/test-prep/act ACT Prep Resources, Tips and Lessons

 

College Admissions

Prepare for College  
Universtites.com Resources for college preparation
www.eaop.org UC Outreach Program
www.mappingyourfuture.org Mapping Your Future
www.makingitcount.com 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
http://univ.cc/ International Association of Universities and links to a database of universities around the world
www.myroad.collegeboard.com College and Career Planning
education.yahoo.com Find Schools & Programs
www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm Ranking of America's Best Colleges
www.myroad.collegeboard.com College and Career Planning
Apply to College  
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions Info on UC admissions

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

www.fafsa.ed.gov 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
www.onlineeducation.net Center for Online Education
www.onlineu.org Affordable Online College 
www.finaid.org Guide to Financial Aid
Outside Scholarships Help finding Scholarships for College
www.ed.gov/finaid Financial Aid Information
www.fastweb.com Search for Scholarships
www.collegeanswer.com Answers to All Your Paying-for-College Questions
www.edfund.org Financial Aid and Debt Management Information
www.scholarships.com Scholarship Search Engine
www.icanaffordcollege.com I Can Afford College
www.freecollegemoney.org Free College Money
www.salliemae.com Plan for College, Find Student Loans, Apply Online
http://www.teri.org/college-access Loan Programs for Students At All Education Levels
https://www.salliemae.com/ Information concerning private student loans
www.nslds.ed.gov National Student Loan Data System
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/finance/student_loans.html The Consumet Affairs
www.hsf.net Hispanic Scholarship Fund
www.schoolsoup.com Constantly Updated Scholarship Database

 

Texas Specific

Texas
http://tx.kuder.com/ A great planning source for college and career from the Texas College and Career Planning.
UT at Tyler Information about UT at Tyler
www.texastomorrowfunds.org 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.
Utah
www.utahmentor.org Utah's Premier Guide for College and Career Planning