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USEFUL INTERNET ADDRESSES

(Updated 11/11/00 9/22/08)


  • College Exploration
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Testing
  • Careers


    COLLEGE EXPLORATION
    1. www.embark.com
      • information on colleges, majors, scholarships, careers and more

    2. www.collegeboard.org
      • searchable database of colleges; advice on applications

    3. www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/univ.html
      • courtesy of MIT, this site includes links to the home pages of more than 2,500 colleges and universities worldwide

    4. www.collegenet.com
      • searchable database by geography, tuition, enrollment, major

    5. www.petersons.com
      • searchable database of colleges and academic programs

    6. www.kaplan.com
      •extensive links to colleges and universities; advice on admission

    7. www.review.com
      • Princeton review college search; applications; career advice

    8. www.gocollege.com
      • college search

    9. www.cbnet.com
      • interactive guide for the college bound

    10. www.cccu.org
      • coalition of Christian colleges and universities; provides links to many Christian institutes of higher learning throughout the nation

    11. www.getrecruited.com
      • provides links to many top U.S. colleges and universities; assists students in seeking scholarships or financial aid from the schools of their choice. There is a questionnaire that matches students with colleges and universities.




    FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS


    1. www.nelliemae.org
      • national nonprofit student loan financing

    2. www.fastweb.com
      • financial aid searches of over 180,000 private scholarships

    3. www.finaid.org
      • comprehensive, independent guide to financial aid sources

    4. http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html
      • guide to federal grants, loans, and work study

    5. www.ftc.gov
      • information about scholarship scams from the Federal Trade Commission

    6. www.salliemae.com
      • planning and paying for college

    7. www.fafsa.ed.gov
      • fill out the FAFSA form online

    8. http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html
      • find Title IV school codes for the FAFSA here

    9. www.absolutelyscholarships.com
      • This site is quick and easy to use. It puts students in touch with the best sources that match specific needs.

    10. www.estudentloan.com
      • includes a LoanFinder for instant comparisons of the nation’s top lenders and links to online applications. Your specific needs will be matched with up to 12 loan programs. It’s fast and free.

    11. www.usagroup.com
      • USA group information

    12. www.collegeboard.org/finaid/fastud/html/intro.html
      • lots of information about getting financial aid, scholarships, calculating loan payments, etc.

    13. http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/index.php?id=23
      • this is the site for the Hawaii Community Foundation, an excellent source of locally-based scholarships

      COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

    14. www.petersons.com
      • online viewbooks and applications

    15. www.collegeboard.org
      • downloadable applications for over 800 colleges

    16. www.collegeview.com
      • electronic application forms

    17. www.xap.com
      • online applications and college information

    18. www.review.com
      • these are the people who put out the APPLY! CD with applications to over 500 colleges

    19. www.collegview.com/bookstore/collegegate.html OR
      www.icpac.indiana.edu/infoseries/is-15.html
      • get advice on how to write an effective college essay from these sites



      TESTING


    20. www.act.org
      • information about the ACT test with samples and online registration

    21. www.kaplan.com
      • Kaplan test center information

    22. www.review.com
      • test preparation company

    23. www.collegeboard.org
      • online registration for SAT

    24. www.number2.com and

    25. www.testu.com
      • these two sites help students study for the SAT


      CAREERS
    26. www.jobbankusa.com/search.html
      • provides access to many searchable sites for a wide array of employment opportunities including military, technology, legal, medical, and just about everything in between. Searches can be limited by location, skills, and more.

    27. http://stats.bls.gov/oco/home.htm
      • this is the website for the Occupational Outlook Handbook, an excellent starting place to search for employment information on specific occupations.