Exploring College

 

 

Use the following websites to help your child set goals for their future by exploring careers, colleges, and financial aid.

 

http://www.actstudent.org/wwm/index.html

http://www.planningyourdreams.org/

http://www.thrall.org/college/#Preparing_for_College

http://www.bls.gov/oco/

 

General Information and Scholarship Searches:

www.collegefortn.org  College planning information and resources:

www.tn.gov/collegepays  Financial information for education in Tennessee:

www.schev.edu/students/Payforcollege.asp  State Council of Higher Education for Virginia – financial aid:

www.finaid.org  The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid includes information about   scholarships, loans, and other types of aid.

www.gocollege.com
  –How to finance and succeed in college, financial aid, college survival, applying for college, etc.

www.collegefish.org  – Resources for community college students and graduates

www.fastweb.com  – Register to search for scholarships

www.collegeboard.com  –  Tests, planning, funding, applying and paying for college includes a scholarship search

www.careersandcolleges.com  –  Register to search for scholarships and loans, colleges, majors, and information

www.collegenet.com/mach25  -Find scholarships by keyword, name of scholarship, etc. Also find colleges to match interests and profile.

www.scholarshipexperts.com  – Register to search for over 2.4 million scholarships based on academic background, interests, and hobbies

www.studentawardsearch.com -Information on how to find and apply for scholarships

www.salliemae.com  – Apply for loans, get information on planning for college, register to search for scholarships

www.studentscholarships.org  – Register to search for scholarships by career category

www.collegeanswer.com  – From SallieMae  information on preparing, selecting, applying and paying for college

www.college.gov  – Tips on preparing and paying for college

www.studentaid.ed.gov  – Student aid on the web from the Department of Education -includes information on applying for college and financial aid  search by keyword

www.nelnet.com  – Education planning and financing

www.fastaid.com  Register to search for scholarships (private, graduate, undergraduate, and international), fellowships and grants

www.collegescholarships.org -find scholarships, grants, and loans. Also offers resources such as selecting essay topics, paying for books, tax credits, and more.

www.free-4u.com – search for specific scholarships from SallieMae; offers free resources

www.thesalliemaefund.org