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Links on Colleges, Scholarships, &/or Careers

ACT www.act.org Info on tests and products produced by ACT, as well for career planning, college planning & financial aid.

 

American Indian College Fund www.collegefund.org An organization that provides scholarships, tribal colleges, and other support to American Indian students. Go to http://www.bia.gov/FOIA/Genealogy/ for info on getting your card.

 

Cappex Scholarships www.cappex.com Create free account and they'll search for scholarships that fit you. Take a quiz at www.cappex.com/colleges/majors to find your personality breakdown and best major/career matches. Find cost of attending colleges.

 

Careers.org www.careers.org Search for colleges by state or program, and thousands of occupation profiles.

 

Chegg www.chegg.com Create a free online account and search for scholarships and colleges.

 

Christian Connector www.ChristianConnector.com Complete free online request form to receive free info from Christian colleges and be entered in a drawing for a $2,500 scholarship to attend a Christian college. Search for Christian colleges and scholarships.

 

College Board Online www.collegeboard.com Provides information on tests and products produced by College Board (SAT, PSAT, CLEP, AP), as well as college searches and planning. Free tools through Khan Academy to prepare for SAT.

 

College for all Texans http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/ Info on college planning, college comparison, cost to attend each college in Texas, and the degree programs they offer.

 

*****College Greenlight www.collegegreenlight.com Provides college info such as: rating, overview, admissions, tuition, your fit, majors,

       deadline, photos/videos, student reviews, campus life, around town, discussions, social media, scholarships

 

College Majors 101 http://www.collegemajors101.com/ Research college majors with videos, employer examples, industry publications, accredited schools, & professional organizations for that major.

*****CollegeNavigator http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ Provides college info such as: admissions, cost, majors, accreditation

College Net www.collegenet.com Search for colleges and scholarships.

College Scoredcard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ Search by programs, location, size, name of college to find: % earning above HS grad, avg annual cost, graduation rate, avg salary after attending, avg student debt, ethnicity breakdown, avg test scores, majors

College View www.collegeview.com College search as well as articles on application process, financial aid, campus life & career/majors.

 

CollegeWeekLive www.collegeweeklive.com Virtual College Fairs to chat with college reps &/or students. Search for colleges and scholarships (including $1,000 monthly drawings) and view presentations from educational experts. Create free online account.

 

CollegeXpress www.collegexpress.com Search for colleges and scholarships. They also send interesting articles.

 

CSS Financial Aid PROFILE http://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile An online financial aid application distributed by College Board required by some private schools to qualify for NON-federal financial aid based on need. There is a fee for each college submitted to (waiver for low income students for up to 8 colleges). Has college planning and searches.

 

FAFSA www.fafsa.ed.gov FREE Application for Federal Student Aid; this is THE site to apply for federal financial aid online. Student and parent must create a FSA ID https://fsaid.ed.gov before completing the FAFSA. FAFSA opens Oct 1 of your senior year.

 

Fast Web www.fastweb.com Free site providing info on financial aid, scholarships, internships, colleges, and career planning.

 

Fed Money www.fedmoney.org Free, full-text, online resource on all federal government student financial aid programs.

 

FinAid www.finaid.org Comprehensive financial aid site that is part of the Monster.com Network.

 

Generation TX www.gentx.org A statewide, grassroots movement focused on creating a culture of college and career education. Their website can help you plan for college. Has a checklist for each grade level starting in middle school to make sure you are preparing yourself for college.

 

HACU www.hacu.net Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities represents over 300 colleges/universities committed to Hispanic higher education. There is also a link to scholarships.

 

HBCU www.hbcuconnect.com The Web site for historically Black colleges & scholarships.

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund www.hsf.net Scholarships for Hispanics.

 

H.O.T. Jobs in Texas www.texashotjobs.org Learn about all the health career opportunities in Texas.

 

Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions Helps you navigate the college application process.

 

My College Options www.mycollegeoptions.org Create a free online account to search for colleges and scholarships.

 

My Future www.myfuture.com Helps you determine a career pathway by providing info on careers, colleges and the Military.

 

NACAC www.nacacnet.org The National Association of College Admission Counseling Web site has a section for students and parents with tips on the college admission process (preparing, researching, applying & deciding).

NASFAA www.nasfaa.org The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators website has info for students/parents.

 

NAIA www.naia.org The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics website if considering playing sports at an NAIA college.

NCAA www.ncaa.org The National Collegiate Athletic Association website if considering playing sports at an NCAA college.

NJCAA www.njcaa.org The National Junior College Athletic Association website if considering playing sports at a two year college.

 

NIEA www.niea.org National Indian Education Association lists scholarships for Native Americans.

 

Peterson’s www.petersons.com Provides info about colleges, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation (SAT, ACT, ASVAB, career practice tests), and career exploration.

 

Parchment www.parchment.com A way to request official transcripts to send to colleges (if your college is on their list, the transcript is free). If it tries to charge you, back out and go to your Registrar (1st three are free). Do not use this for scholarships. Seniors can request unlimited FINAL transcripts through this system; Registrar limits you to one.

 

Princeton Review www.review.com Information on colleges, college rankings, careers and test preparation.

 

SallieMae College Answer www.collegeanswer.com Information on preparing and paying for college.

 

Scholarship Experts www.scholarshipexperts.com Free online account to search for scholarships.

 

Scholarship Points www.scholarshippoints.com a free online account and begin earning points toward scholarships by completing surveys, reading articles, solving puzzles, participate in contests….

 

Scholarship Soup www.schoolsoup.com Website that lets you search careers, colleges, scholarships.

Texas Common Course Numbering System www.tccns.org compare courses offered at Texas colleges to see if they transfer.

 

TEXASgenuine http://texasgenuine.org/ Website showing programs of all two year colleges in Texas and a link to their admission page. Click on “Find Your Future” to discover your top 3 career clusters of interest in 5 minutes.

 

Texas Workforce Commission Resources

  • 1-800-822-PLAN call and request up to 3 colleges & 3 careers and they will mail you free information
  • O*NET-SOC Auto Coder http://www.onetsocautocoder.com/plus/onetmatch Enter job title or job description to get career info
  • Industry Profile texasindustryprofiles.com/apps/mHWOL/index.asp Top 25 job postings within an area of Texas
  • Texas Career Check texascareercheck.com explore careers and show colleges that offer those programs
  • Texas CREWS txcrews.org Compares employment, wage, & student loan debt data across Texas’ public colleges to see value between college programs
  • Texas Labor Market Data tracer2.com Pull 1 page labor market data by Workforce Development Areas or for the state.

Click “The Future” and under “WDA Projections” select Central Texas

  • Texas Reality Check texasrealitycheck.com find out what budget you want and what job you will need to get it

 

United Negro College Fund www.uncf.org An educational assistance organization with 40 private, historically black, member colleges, and scholarship links.

 

U.S. Dept of Ed’s College Affordability and Transparency Center http://collegecost.ed.gov/  Find info about cost to attend different  colleges, how fast those costs are going up, and info related to why costs are going up.

 

XAP  www.choices360.com KISD students have a free account. Ask a CTE teacher if you have forgotten your login information. This site allows students to search for colleges, scholarships, & careers.  Students can take various assessments on interest, work values and basic skills. There is also a section that covers job acquisition skills.