Current students, as well as prospective college students and parents can all benefit from being well-informed about theÂ financial aid process and opportunities, as well as being aware of resources available for further information about higher education.Â There is a lot of valuable information online, and it can be difficult at times to sort the good stuff from the garbage.Â
Here I’ve compiled a list of some of the best and most helpful financial aid andÂ college education websites on the web.Â Take it from me, a librarian, these are some great resources.
Financial Aid Websites:
- Federal Student Aid – an excellent resource for students and parents to get all the essential the facts about financial aid for college.
- FinAid – contains information about scholarships, loans, military aid, and other various sources of financial aid.
- Financial Aid Resource Center – includes information about applying for financial aid, loans, lenders, adult education, work study programs, and more.Â Also includes an education resource directory, which includes information about state agencies and assistance.
- Student Aid: Financial Aid from the U.S. Dept. of Education – contains information about financial aid for students attending college in the United States.Â Download the Student Guide available in English or Spanish.
- FastWeb – includes a comprehensive directory of colleges and universities, as well as information on admissions, financial aid, and general information.Â Search for scholarships, and use some of the site’s helpful tools.
- College Net – apply to overÂ 1,500 partnerÂ colleges and search for scholarships all in one place.
College & Higher Education Websites:
- 4 Tests – one of the world’s leading providers of free online practice exams.
- US News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2007 – US News ranks the country’s top colleges and universities.
- US News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2007 – The top graduate schools in the U.S. as ranked by US News.
- Chronicle of Higher Education – the top news source for college and university faculty and administrators.
- College Board Online – The College Board sponsors the SAT/PSAT/NMSQT Tests and includes lots of helpful information and practice tests on their site.
- SAT ACT Practice Prepartion – lots of practice tests and questions to help college-bound students prepare for the ACT and SAT exams.
- Princeton Review – a popular website for students seeking information about college, graduate school, and careers.Â Find schools, submit applications, and research career and financial aid options.
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