College Planning - Helpful Web Links

There are MANY web sites that deal with college planning.  To help navigate through all of these sites, here is a list of some helpful and reliable sites to investigate.

EDUCATION QUEST FOUNDATION:  The Education Quest Foundation is a FREE resource for college planning.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using this web site and the services that this organization has to offer.  This web site contains information on financial aid, scholarships, career planning, etc. www.educationquest.org

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS:

ACT Test:  www.act.org  and www.act.org/student

SAT Test:  www.collegeboard.com

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID:

1.  "Single Source" for free information from the government, including a FAFSA calculator that will estimate college costs:  www.FederalStudent Aid.ed.gov

2.  FAFSA (Federal Aid Forms) on the web:  www.fafsa.ed.gov

3.  Obtaining a FAFSA ID:  https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

4.  General financial aid help:  www.studentaid.ed.gov

CAREERS AND PLANNING

1.  Overall strong site for researching careers:  www.MyNextMove.org

2.  Overall strong site for researching careers:  www.ONETonline.org

3.  High Wage, High Demand, High Skill jobs in NE and the US:  www.H3.ne.gov

4.  Dept. of Education College Search Tool:  www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

5.  Career information:  www.careeronestop.org

6.  Occupational Outlook Handbook On Line (To search select Occupational Outlook Handbook in the Search: box and then type a career area in the for: box) www.bls.gov/ooh  also:  www.BLS.gov/k12 for general occupational information in the US

7.  UNL's tool for career planning; can be helpful for all:  http://possibilities.unl.edu

8.  Nebraska Health Careers:  www.nebraskahealthcareers.com

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES, GENERAL AID:

1.  The number one place to search for scholarships is on the SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH on the Education Quest Foundation's website.  www.educationquest.org

2.  www.fastweb.com

3.  www.fastaid.com

4.  www.freschinfo.com

5.  Information about scholarships from the Lincoln Community Foundation (for all students)  www.lcf.org

6.  UNL's tuition assistance program:  www.collegeboundnebraska.com

7.  Susan T. Buffett Scholarship (need-based):  www.buffettscholarships.org

8.  www.scholarshipmonkey.com

TEST PREP HELP

1. Information on the test program we offer at school:  www.johnbaylortestprep.com

2. Free test prep help: www.testprepreview.com

3.  This website does charge a fee for test prep help:  www.princetonreview.com