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Scholarship/Financial Aid Resources
 

2020-2021 Financial Aid Tips: Helpful tips for completing the FAFSA and navigating the financial aid process

www.fafsa.ed.gov – website sponsored by the federal government for online filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

isac.org - Illinois Student Assistance Commission

**See Naviance for our most up-to-date list of local scholarships available to all senior students.
 
 
Testing Websites

actstudent.org– website of the American College Testing Corporation. Students may register online for upcoming ACT tests, access online practice tests and test prep and send their ACT scores to colleges/universities.

collegeboard.org– website for SAT college entrance tests. Students may register online for upcoming SAT I and SAT II tests, and send test scores to colleges/universities. They occasionally offer online practice tests as well. Excellent college and career search.

 
khanacademy.org- FREE online test prep which identifies testing strengths and areas for improvement (based on PSAT scores) to create a personalized test prep program.

 
College Search Websites
 
WebsiteContent Summary
princetonreview.com
provides links to college websites with online applications
ecampustours.com
college planning website offering virtual campus tours of over 1,200 colleges
gocollege.comWebsite providing college and scholarship searches, as well as practice ACT/SAT tests.
petersons.comPeterson' s Guide website featuring college searches, graduate schools, financial aid information.
collegeview.comSearches available for colleges, universities, scholarships and financial aid information. Provides links to college web pages and online applications.
US News & World Report (Edu.)Offers college/career information and links.
College Navigator    Find the college that is the best "fit" for you! Indicate your school preferences, and College Navigator will generate a list of schools that have what you're looking for.
mycollegeoptions.orgwebsite offers comprehensive college planning and search information
eligibilitycenter.orgNCAA registration & information for college athletes.
collegestats.orgcollege planning website offering virtual campus tours of over 1,200 colleges
nacac.com/
National Association for College Admission Counseling


 


GOOD READS

The Fiske Guide to Colleges, Edward B. Fiske
The Years That Matter Most by Paul Tough

Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.

Peterson’s Guide to Four-Year Colleges.  Peterson’s Guides

Letting Go:  A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years.  Authors:  Karen Coburn and Marge Treeger (college dean and psychotherapist).

The College Guide for Parents, Charles Shield.  Published by College Board.

Harvard Schmarvard.Jay Matthews

The Early Admissions Game.Avery, Fairbanks and Zeckhouser

The Gate-Keepers:  Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College.  Jacques Steinberg  

 

    

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