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Free College Planning and Scholarship Websites

http://collegenavigator.ed.gov

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about nearly 7,000 post-secondary institutions in the United States. It offers a wide range of information previously found on COOL -- such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, and accreditation. However, College Navigator offers users valuable new information about colleges and universities, and it does so in a way that is vastly more user-friendly.

http://www.college-scholarships.com

Students, parents, and educators may use this page to request college and university catalogues, admissions applications, and information about scholarships and financial aid.

http://www.scholarshipsearchcenter.com

Scholarship search by topic of career interest

http://www.careertools.org/scholarship

A detailed list of several available scholarships.

http://www.studentcollegeloan.com

Search for available college loans.

http://www.scholarships.com

This is a free scholarship search and financial aid resource. This is a very comprehensive site that has membership in the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators, which is a professional organization that sets the standards for Financial Aid professionals.

http://missouri.collegesonline.net

Find Missouri colleges and community colleges, scholarship information and financial aid information.

http://www.fastaid.com

The World's largest and oldest private sector scholarship database. 20 years of Scholarship Research, Constantly updated.

http://www.supercollege.com

Database of thousands of scholarships for high school, college, and graduate students.

http://www.fedmoney.org

FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. federal government student financial aid programs.

http://financialaid.about.com/cs/search

Free scholarship searches for users. Each site may search different scholarship databases.

http://www.keycolleges.com

Free options for scholarship searches.

http://ed.gov/pubs/Prepare

This is an online handbook published in 1996 by the U.S. Dept. of Ed as a resource book for parents. The topics include:
Why Attend College?
How Can my Child Prepare?
How Can my Child Choose a College?
Financing a College Education.

https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common

The official NCAA web site. This site describes the academic eligibility and initial clearinghouse procedures along with recruiting for Division I, II, and III.

http://www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool

It's your link to over 9000 colleges and universities in the U.S.A. If you are thinking about a large university, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, a community, technical, or trade school you can find them all here.

http://www.princetonreview.com

Perform college searches, research college rankings, apply to colleges, and learn more about scholarships, the ACT, SAT and PSAT.

http://www.kaplan.com

A great website for test preparation and college planning.

http://www.gocollege.com

This site allows you to do college and scholarship searches as well as giving you resources for help with the ACT or SAT.

http://www.collegexpress.com

Gives information on thousands of colleges, an "ask an expert" section, estimating college costs, finding scholarships and plenty of general advice on college.

http://www.fastweb.com

This free service claims to have access to over 180,000 forms of financial aid and provides a scholarship search.

http://www.wiredscholar.com

Information on preparing for, selecting, applying, paying, deciding on and financing college.

http://www.number2.com

Information about the ACT and SAT tests and free test preparation.

http://www.collegeboard.com

The College Board produces the PSAT, SAT I and II. Through this page you can assess online SAT registration, complete career searches, gather information on colleges, scholarships, test information and more.

http://www.act.org

Register online, learn about test prep and test dates.

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

This site allows you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it for processing.

http://www.anycollege.com

Search for colleges by type, programs offered and location.

http://www.monstercampus.com

Search for colleges, scholarships and more.

http://MyCollegeOptions.Org

College search engine with lots of tips and financial aid information.

http://CollegeAnswer.com

College planning website sponsored by Sallie Mae lenders

http://www.collegeispossible.org

Think you can't go to college? Think again! Visit the American Council on Education's website featuring ways to help students and their parents find solutions to find the right college and fund your education.

http://www.collegenet.com

College and scholarship search site

http://www.eCampusTours.com

Research your school online, and hyperlink to your chosen school to book a campus visit

http://www.nacacnet.org/MemberPortal/ForStudents

The National Association of College Admissions Counseling has a specific site for students. It gives information and advice on the college admissions process.

http://www.petersons.com

The well respected Peterson's Guide to college online.

http://www.kiplinger.com/money/college/

Great site for ranking colleges. It also gives you tips for financing your education.
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