College and Financial Aid Info

 

College & Trade School Search Options

 

Compare schools, search by interests or trade, and more.

 

 

www.collegeboard.com 

Comprehensive college search database, includes information on SAT and AP testing as well as finding, applying, and paying for college. Offers a compare schools function and matchmaking based on the criteria you are looking for in a school.

 

www.cappex.com 

Search different colleges based on specific criteria and read student reviews.

 

www.mymajors.com 

General information on college majors and your interests.

 

www.anycollege.com

A quick search engine for a college.

 

www.collegehound.org

Do a quick search or complete a survey to find a college that fits your needs.

  • Student PIN:  ST3077DMO3806

 

www.careersandcolleges.com 

Find a career, then find a college, or vice versa.  Also an opportunity for scholarships.

 

www.careercruising.com 

This web site will not only help you find a career, but also hook you up with a college that offers the appropriate major.  One of the best web sites offered for this type of search!             

  • Student ID: Morton
  • Student Password:  highschool

 

www.trade-schools.net

Trade-Schools.net is an accurate, comprehensive,  and current resource of post-secondary educational institutions, including trade schools, colleges, and universities. 

 

 

Financial Aid Information & Scholarship Searches

 

Financial Aid is confusing for everyone. Below is a list of resources for both finding financial assistance and information to equip you to make good financial decisions.

 

 

www.fafsa.ed.gov 

Site used to apply for Federal Aid. Everyone should apply!

 

www.wiredscholar.com 

Sponsored by Sallie Mae (but still FREE,) this web site includes test prep and planning for college financing.

 

www.finaid.org 

Great site for understanding the financial aid process and how to pay for college.

 

www.educaid.com 

Great site for understanding the financial aid process.  Sponsored by Wachovia.

 

www.brokescholar.com 

Good financial advice and lots of scholarships.

 

www.fastweb.com 

An excellent resource for scholarships!  Fill out the survey and this web site will generate a list of scholarships that you may qualify for.

 

www.scholarships.com 

Site used to search for scholarships.

 

https://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/ 

Great scholarship website search engine!

 

 

Financial Planning

 

Before choosing a college, accepting financial aid, or getting a student loan, it's important that you have an understanding of what will be required of you upon graduation - or even before.

 

 

www.whatsnextillinois.org 

Good for financial planning, career planning, and college information

 

www.studentaid.ed.gov 

Good site for general college financial planning and loan information.

 

 

Please Note:

Be aware of any web site that asks for credit card information!  Also, be wary of providing confidential information!

 

 

"The only thing more expensive than getting a college education is the cost of NOT getting an education."