Online Resources

Online Resources

Online Resources, including General Information, Financial Aid, Private Scholarships, Graduate School
Below is a listing of online resources to help you reach your college planning goals. Please let Ken know of any dead links, and it will be corrected in the next update. If you know of any other resources worth linking to, likewise let Ken know, and it’ll be included here. This is intended to be a convenient and useful stop on your road to higher education.

Outside Scholarships

Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College

Helping Students Pay for College Since 1999. We list a broad array of funding opportunities without asking for information from you. There are no long forms to fill out in order to access our resources.

Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students

The Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships to offer financial assistance to migrant students who want to further their education.

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

For talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of the PGSF is “To strengthen the print and graphic communication industry by providing scholarship assistance.”

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

Giving women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry.

ENTELEC’s Wayne V. Black Scholarship

ENTELEC is a user association focusing on communications and control technologies used by petroleum, natural gas, pipeline and electric utility companies.

VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Patriotic Art Contest

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform.

NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is an agency that enriches life through science.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

Jeannette Rankin was a proponent of women's rights and was the first woman to be elected to the United States Congress in 1916.

Diabetes Scholars Foundation

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes and who are US citizens or permanent residents.

Common Knowledge Scholarship Competition

CKSF offers a wide variety of scholarship quizzes throughout the year for U.S. high school, college, and graduate students. We even have some scholarships that parents can win for their children.


Graduate School

National Test Prep
Build your skills and get the score you need.
National Test Prep helps students reach their goals on the GMAT and GRE.

Graduate School Guide
A comprehensive directory of American graduate schools, with profiles and financing information.

Graduate School Resources
Large collection of links to all types of graduate school information.

Masters in Counseling Resources
One of the largest actively maintained resources for individuals with master’s degrees in counseling. This site also lists every accredited school that offers a Counseling degree.

Professional Services:

Find out more about career profiles, career statistics, and schools by state.

Campus Planning Inc.
The website of David Stoffer, an expert in college planning who offers a variety of services. His primary focus is on placement in private colleges, both in the US and abroad. Highly, and personally, recommended.

Inside Career Info
A new career web resource: a searchable collection of hundreds of candid career reports written by “insiders”, successful professionals who are actually doing the job.

Tutor Hunt
Connecting private tutors with students. Discover new learning possibilities.

General Information

ASU Scholarship Estimator
See what scholarship you may be eligible for based on your SAT or ACT score.

Free online resources for the SAT and PSAT, plus dozens of high-school topics.

The Daily Beast
Stay on top of current events in the college admissions arena.

American University Index
Yahoo’s directory of universities organized by type and state.

Canadian University Listings
Yahoo’s directory listing of Canadian universities.

US Universities by State
This page of UT Austin Web Central contains a list of regionally-accredited U.S. universities organized by state. This list includes only 4-year institutions.

2007 Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid
Designed to offer college-bound students, parents, and counselors easy access to information on colleges and universities throughout the United States, free college scholarship and financial aid searches, SAT and ACT test preparation tips, and more.

Jesuit Colleges and Universities
This service will help you search, link to, and request an application from Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.

Learning Disabilities Association
The FDA provides information, support, contacts, and solutions.

Best Colleges 2009
As compiled by the US News & World Report

NCAA Information
This site provides students with the on-line version of the NCAA Guide for the College Bound Athlete.

The College Board
A professional association of high schools and colleges, includes ExPAN college search program for a fee (free if used at Prep).

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Information
Information on the FAFSA and federal student financial aid programs.

Federal Trade Commission Scholarship Scam Page
Information from the FTC for students seeking advice on scholarships and for avoiding scams.

College NET
Another place to apply to college, search for financial aid, etc.

Hosted by Princeton Review, includes college & career searches.

Power Students Network
Too much here to even describe this site! Information for high school students regarding college is just one section of this huge website. You need to see it to really appreciate the vast resources on this site.

Peterson’s College Guide
A search engine that specializes in finding college and university profiles that fit your needs.

My College Guide
A good starting point for the college-bound including FAQs and other things you may not know to ask.

The College Guide
Insider tips on picking a school, geting in, and paying for it.

Peterson’s Colleges and Universities
Research colleges and universities, find financial aid resources, even apply online to more than 1,100 colleges with one application form.

Careers and Colleges
Find thousands of college scholarships and college grants worth over $7 billion with their new scholarship search.

College Planning Web Site
The College Planning Web site is sponsored by Boeing Employees’ Credit Union (BECU) and presented by College Planning Network (CPN), a Scottie-based, nonprofit organization, assisting people seeking educational opportunities, and serving the Pacific Northwest.

How to Pay for College – US News and World Report
Don’t let the sticker price shock you. While it’s true that college costs have risen sharply and continue to climb, you may pay far less than you expected. Read these articles to find tips and tricks that can help you save money.

A free online college search service with profiles of all accredited colleges & universities in the U.S. and Canada, virtual tours of hundreds of schools, electronic applications, scholarships and financial aid info, careers information and career planning tools, free chat service and message boards, book excerpts, Ask the Experts, and much more.
Find the perfect colleges, trade schools, vocational schools, and universities that match your major and career goals! Searchable database with 1000′s of links to colleges, scholarships, and financial aid!

Provides a completely immersive experience, with college tours ranging from the standard static campus shots to user-controllable Java and QuickTime expeditions. CampusTours is heralded by students, parents and college administrators as a “truly outstanding resource,” and admissions officials have even credited the site with helping them reach a wider audience.

All About College
A fantastic resource for students who are looking for information about going to college or transferring to another college. Includes a college directory, fraternity & sorority directory, and thousands of links to colleges & universities around the world including admissions office email addresses for most schools.

College Base
Here we have three major resources available involving colleges: Admission – which offers help on the SAT / ACT; Adventure – which is a collection of college stories from students about college life; Appraisal – which evaluates colleges from the student’s perspective

College Prep 101
This site is created in the form of a course entitled College Prep 101, to help prepare college hopefuls in making an educated decision as to a college and have the tools to be successful once you get there.

Princeton Review Online
Home of the ever-popular and award winning APPLY! software which allows you to check out colleges, walks you through the steps necessary to get there, and then lets you apply electronically from your computer, without being online for hours and hours.

Fair Test
Not all schools use the SAT. Read more about this here, and search by state for schools with non-SAT admissions policies.

ACT, Inc.: A Student Site for ACT Test Takers
Great starting point if you’re planning to take the ACT.

Financial Aid

College Scholarships
Selected links to the best college admissions, scholarship, and financial aid pages on the web.

The Financial Aid Information Page provides a comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid, including a scholarship search.

CASHE For Your Education
Free scholarship service.

College & Financial Aid Search and More
Search by state and major.

Directions for filling out the FAFSA
Helpful online form.

Office of Post Secondary Education
U.S. Dept. of Education – Financial Aid Programs.

The Financial Aid Home Page
An outstanding overview of financial aid. Has links to an abundance of financial aid information sources, scholarship search page, expected family contribution calculator, loan sources.

Title IV Codes
College code numbers for use when filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

College Bound
A for-profit company that offers an on-line questionnaire to counsel families on their existing EFC and how to reduce it!

Stafford Loan Program
Federal loan program, with a good website containing many helpful links.

College Zone
Illinois State University’s info page for student assistance.

Project EASI
Information for students with disabilities

Private Scholarships

A database of more than 180,000 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loans representing billions of dollars in private sector funding for college students living in the United States.