SEARCHING FOR SCHOOLS ONLINE

College Board Online   www.collegeboard.org  From the SAT people, an excellent site on precollege testing, paying for college and advise on choosing a school.  Great first site to visit.

Princeton Review   www.review.com   Search engine lets you comb its database for schools that match your preferences; gives students opinions and other subjective data on more than 300 top colleges.

Peterson's Planner   www.petersons.com  Besides a good search engine, this has interesting essays on topics such as the parent's role in the school search and how to write a college essay.

 

APPLYING ONLINE

Collegenet   www.collegenet.com  Website uses an interview format to let you complete and file applications online for fewer than 60 schools.

 

SURF THE WEB FOR COLLEGE DOLLARS

The Financial Aid Information Page  www.finaid.org   Great source of general information, plus an especially rich variety of online calculators.

Fastweb   www.fastweb.com   Database of 180,000 private scholarships, e-mail data on grants that match your profile.

Department of Education   www.ed.gov/fund   Extensive information on federal loan and grant programs, also allows online filing of FAFSA form.

 

Provided for you by: Gail Laferriere, Director of Career Services, North Idaho College   2/2009