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1 Surfing the Web to College and Financial Aid

2 SURFING THE WEB FOR COLLEGE & FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION Pleaseoe aelvised tnat-webslte/clomain names-do change11 A-lthough-we--che ckthese sites yearly, to assure that they are legitimate, we can not be held responsible for information given by these sites. Sites change ownership/ purpose etc. These are sites that we feel may be beneficial to you and assist in your college search. The counselors do not necessarily endorse ony informdtion thot moy be found in these web sites. The Internet can be a valuable tool in helping you research careers, prepare for college, identify schools that match your interests, apply to school, and find financial aid. Interactive Search Tools /www.aessuccess.org/ (American Educational Services: Get Ready for College, manage loans) /careerexplorer.net/ (Career Explorer.net- Career Descriptions, videos, aptitude tests) /colleg~earch.collegeboard.org/search/adv typeofschool.jsp (College Board match maker) /www.collegeboard.org _ (Best authority on CSS Profile and the SAT) /apps.collegeboard.org/search/sidebyside. jsp~ (Side by Side Comparison of schools). - /www.princetonreview.com/home.asp (Beat the tests/colleges/careers/scholarships) /www.collegenet.com/ (Searches, applications, scholarships) /www.inlikeme.com/ (College Admissions & Student Aid Resource Hub) /www.careersandcolleges.com (Colleges, scholarships, majors, student l~ans) /www.mycollegeguide.org/ (Standard college search and financial aid information) /www.pennsylvaniamentor.org (Career exploration, select a school, financial aid) /www.petersons.com (paying for college) /www.collegeconfidential.com/ (chat with others about chances of acceptance, majors, etc) /www.gocollege.com (admissions, financial aid/grants, etc.) /www.collegelab.net (advice on college specific questions from counselor) /www.knowhowtogo.org (Real answers to questions about college) /collegeapps.about.com/library/calendar/blcalendarl.htm (College Admissions Prep Calendar) 119

3 /www.usnews.com/sections/education/index.html (US News Education school rankings) /www.passhe.edu/ (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education top careers} ~!!_p;!_lww~w-.a~ll~_bo~tcollege.com/ (All About College} http;/ /www.braintrack.com/ (online college guide) /www.ulinks.com/ (University Links) /www.collegeanswer.com/index. jsp (Applying, paying, deciding, financing) /www.go4college.com (They will tell you your chances of getting in) http;/ /www.princetonrevi ew.com/ college/ research/ articles/find/ MatchReachSafety.asp (What are your safeties: Virtual Tours /www.campustours.com (Tour campuses without leaving your homel) /www.ecampustours.com (View virtual campus tours) /www.collegiatechoice.com (Walking tours video) /www.campusview.com (Online library of campus brochures) Forms https:/ /www.commonapp.org/commonapp/default.aspx (Common Application links to over 500 applications) ~ /www.fafsa.ed.gov/ (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Essay Help /www.essayedge.com (includes 100 free sample essays, free essay writing tips, admission help center) Ranking the schools /www.princetonrevi ew.com/ college/research/rankings/rankings.asp (Best 373 Rankings) /www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/ college/rankings/ranindex (U.S. News America's Best Colleges) /www.overview.com/colleges (Top accredited colleges and majors) Campus Security/Health and Safety for Students http;/ /www.securityoncampus.org /www.ope.ed.gov/security/ (OPE Campus Security Statistics Website) /www.cdc.gov/features/ collegehealth/ (Explore college health and safety issues) /www.online-health-insurance.com/ (Student health insurance quotes) Interests/Skills Survey /Career Information (What Can I do With this Major?) /www.bls.gov/oco/ (Occupation Outlook Handbook) (Take Control of Your Career) 120

4 Career/Personality Inventories/Choosing a Major/Career /careerexplorer.net/features/career assessment.asp (Career Explorer Assessment) /www.doe.in.gov/octe/facs/crrcistrgrid.html (Through the state if IN, career cluster info) ~-- - ~-- - ~ ~---- /www.careeronestop.org (Explore careers, salaries, benefits, etc) Financial Aid Calculators /www.finaid.org/ calculators/ (College Cost Projector) /www.act.org/fane/index.html (Financial Aid Estimator) Financial Aid Links /www.studentaid.ed.gov/ (Federal Student Aid Website) /www.students.gov/ (Apply for Federal Student Aid) /www.fafsa.ed.gov (Apply to the FAFSA) Scholarship Searches ~ /www.fastweb.com (Extensive search of scholarships) /www.zinch.com (Find a scholarship) /www.scholarships.com ($217 billion in aid} ~ /www.findtuition.com (Search for scholarships/find a student loan) /www.scholarship monkey.com (Talking monkey walks you through scholarship search} /free 4u.com (National database of scholarships) /www.schoolsoup.com (Worldest largest scholarship database) /www.cappex.com/scholarships (1 profile unlocks millions in scholarships) /www.scholarship page.com/ (Search based on keywords} /www.scholarships4school.com/ (GPA, community service, major searches, etc) (scholarship search/breaking the tuition barrier) /www.college scholarships.com/ (free college scholarships and financial aid searches) /www.tuitions.com/ (scholarships, student loans,etc.) /www.collegepayway.com (loans, assets assessment, etc.) Scholarships for Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students (United Negro College Fund) /www.aihec.org/ (American Indian Fund) (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) /www.collegefund.org (American Indian College Fund) ~ /www.chcivouth.org (English and Spanish info on planning) 121

5 /www.hispanicfund.org (Scholarships for Hispanics) /www.blackexcel.org (College help network) ~ Test and Test Preparation /www.act.org (American College Testing) /www.collegeboard.org (Register online for the SAT's) ~- ----~ ---~ /www.kaplan.com/ (SAT prep company home page) /www.princetonreview.com (Beat the test) /www.petersons.com (How to choose the best test to take) (Test prep company in Richboro) /www.number2.com (Free online test preparation) /www.abington.psu.edu/psasite/ce (PSU Abington) /www.aplustutoring.com (Test prep in Gwynedd and Jenkintown) /www.vocabulary.com (Fun way to improve your vocabulary) /www.apcentral.collegeboard.org (Dates, fees, etc. for the AP exams) /www.collegeboard.org/student /testi ng/psat /about.html (National Merit Qualification) /www.fairtest.org (National Collegiate Athletic Association) ~ For College Bound Athletes /www.ncaa.org (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Military /www.todaysmilitary.com/ (All about the military) (Army info) /www.navv.mil/ (Navy info) /www.uscg.mil/default.asp (Coast Guard info) /www.marines.com/ (Marine info) /www.af.mil/ (Air Force info) Miscellaneous /www.aspfi.org/college/ (college info for students with autism spectrum disorders) /www.mappingyourfuture.org/collegeprep/mhscstudents.htm (Start planning for your future in sth grade) /www.khake.com/index.html (Explore vocational and technical careers) /www.communitycollegereview.com (Profiles of community and junior colleges) /www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/boost-your-skills/23628.html (101 Great Books for Students) /www.bls.gov/k12/ (Link your favorite subjects to a career) ~~ /www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool (Find the right college for you) 122

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