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Getting Into College | Financial Aid | College Life

Getting Into College

Think College
The Department of Education's college planning website is a good introduction to college planning and admissions for junior high school students, high school and current college students, and returning/adult students.

College Board
Parents and students can learn about planning for college and taking college entrance exams, or explore College Search, Scholarship Search, and Career Search tools.

The Princeton Review
This site has compiled information on finding, applying to, and getting into college. There are also separate sections for graduate school, law school, and business school resources; and lifelong learning opportunities for returning/adult students.

Frontline: Secrets of the SAT
Visitors to this PBS site get an inside look at the admissions process. Review actual applications to the University of California, Berkeley; watch video of an actual admissions screening process; and read interviews with test preparation experts and educators on the value of the SAT.

And visit our sister site...

Kaplan College Zine
This comprehensive site includes information about testing, choosing a college, the admissions process, and more.

Financial Aid

FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
A comprehensive source of financial aid information, this site covers loans, scholarships, military aid, grants, graduate school funds and more. Users can download financial aid forms and use online financial aid calculators, or sign up to receive a free FinAid email newsletter.

Federal Student Financial Aid
The Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance web site is the authoritative source of information on federal financial aid programs.

FastWeb's Parent section offers a scholarship search, a calendar of key financial aid and admissions dates, and a variety of calculators.

College Life

Visit our sister site...

Kaplan: First Year Success
From planning your courses to playing nice with your roommate, this Kaplan site offers quick tips on making the most of your first year at college.

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