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College Planning Links

College Planning Links

ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides more than a hundred assessment, research, information and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development. 

Affordable Colleges Online is a comprehensive, no-cost guidebook for students to understand the financial aid process and opportunities. The guides cover both campus and online programs. 

Association of American Universitities (AAU): Information on selected American Universities granting bachelor or advanced degrees.

CampusTours is the worldwide leader in virtual college tours and academic multimedia, working with hundreds of colleges and universities since 1997. CampusTours was founded to provide an intuitive gateway to official university multimedia, and currently more than two million people visit the site annually to experience college presentations. 

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its best-known programs is the SAT. 

CollegeNET, Inc. is a privately held company focused on providing technologies that save institutions money and improve educational access and affordability. 

CollegePrep101 is a resource designed to provide the information needed while embarking on major changes regarding deciding on and attending a college. Information to help students prepare for college, select a college, ease the transition to college &manage the life changes that occur during college. college information searches, including a special Christian college search.

Concordia University System: the colleges, universities, and seminaries of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).®: AES serves millions of students and thousands of schools servicing, grant and financial aid processing systems.

Embark®: Recognized as a leading provider of web-based admissions systems to post-secondary institutions. 

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school.

FastWeb®FastWeb, the Internet's leading free scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships. Recommended by more than 16,000 high schools and 3,600 colleges, FastWeb is one of the most trusted online college resources. 

FinAid® Established in the fall of 1994 as a public service, FinAid is an award-winning site that has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools (on or off the web). FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site. 

Good Call: Information on saving for college, avoiding debt, and searching for scholarships (by category, location, educational level, etc.) 

National Registration Center for Study Abroad (NRCSA): Since 1968, NRCSA teams have been evaluating programs around the world - selecting those best able to meet the needs for students wishing to study abroad. 

Ohio Career Information Systems (OCIS): Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information; contains the latest national, Ohio and local labor market data and projections.

Ohio Private Colleges: Sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO), this site provides information relating to 52 independent colleges & universities in OH. 

Peterson's: Search tools for some of the best colleges and universities, articles, and resources that provide help in finding the right school, contacting admissions officials instantly, excelling on tests & paying for college. 

SAT / PSAT: home page for the SAT, a product of The College Board. Practice tests, test registration, how to submit scores to your prospective colleges/universities, and more. 

Schools in the USA: Resource for finding college, university & career planning information. View school profiles on undergraduate degrees in business, computer science, engineering and technology, visual and performing arts, sciences and teacher education programs. Search for associate degrees, bachelors, diplomas and courses by location and subject. Request for information directly from the college. View campus tours. 

SchoolSoup™ claims to have the world's largest scholarship database, allowing students and families to search for both private and school-sponsored awards along with government grant and loan programs. In addition to scholarships, find information on colleges, online degree programs and career/trade schools. is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).  

Transitioning to College - Helping You Succeed: Contains modules that follow Jason and Emily through their first year of college as they are "mentored" by Brian. Contains tips for success and information regarding the differences between academic and school libraries. Learning modules include: Welcome to Academic Libraries; Talking to Databases; Tips for Research Success; Finding Help When You Need It & College: What to Expect. This site was developed at Kent State University with input from Ohio academic and high school librarians. Jointly funded by the Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education (ILILE) and a Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) grant. 

United States Department of Education: Created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies, ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. 

United States Department of Education FEDAID: A government organization whose mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance. 
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