Scholarship/Financial Aid Resources
Financial Aid Tips: Helpful tips for completing the FAFSA and navigating the financial aid process
FAFSA website sponsored by the federal government for online filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
isac.org - Illinois Student Assistance Commission
for our most up-to-date list of local scholarships available to all senior students.
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.
- 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
|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.com||Website providing college and scholarship searches, as well as practice ACT/SAT tests.|
| petersons.com ||Peterson' s Guide website featuring college searches, graduate schools, financial aid information.|
|collegeview.com||Searches 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.org||website offers comprehensive college planning and search information|
|eligibilitycenter.org||NCAA registration & information for college athletes.|
|collegestats.org||college planning website offering virtual campus tours of over 1,200 colleges|
|nacac.com/||National Association for College Admission Counseling|
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. by Jay Matthews
The Early Admissions Game. by Avery, Fairbanks and Zeckhouser
The Gate-Keepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College. by Jacques Steinberg