Find general information about planning for college, scheduling and taking College Board aptitude tests, college search tips, applying to colleges, and paying for your college education. Also provides Expected Family Contribution (EFC) estimator.
College Toolkit is one-stop resource for life after high school allowing students to find and apply for scholarships, search through a database of more than 4,000 colleges, and explore 900 careers all in one location. It is one of the most comprehensive sites for life after high school... and everything on the site is free for students to use!
Visit the United States Department of Education's website to learn how the federal government is promoting educational excellence for you and all students across the USA. This site offers extensive information on preparing for college, applying for aid to pay for it, and other educationally related subjects.
Use the FSA ID website to apply for an FSA ID, request a copy of your established FSA ID, change your FSA ID, or update your FSA ID information. Also learn how you can use your FSA ID to access your federal financial aid information on the web and "sign" your federal financial aid forms electronically.
Use the NSLDS website and your FSA ID to make inquiries about your Title IV loans and/or Pell grants. The site displays information on your loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses, and disbursements. The Glossary of Terms contains information on terms relating to loans and grants.
The goal of scholarshiphelp.org is to educate students about scholarship access and the necessary requirements for achieving maximum financial aid. In addition, they provide information free of charge to help students avoid scholarship scam artists and misleading authors who promise "secrets" to what is essentially publicly available information.
Also supported by the United States Department of Education, the Student Gateway to US Government is a tremendous resource for students. The site provides additional links and information about topics such as: planning and paying for higher education, career development, community and military service, travel tips, and other government agencies and departments.
If you are a student attending elementary school, junior/high school, college or graduate school, the Student Portal is the "one stop shopping link" to education beyond high school. If you are a returning student, international student, parent, or counselor, this website also has information for you.