Colleges and Financial Aid

DIRECTORIES:

CALIFORNIA

California Community College District
California State University Campuses
Web sites of each of the 23 Cal State campuses
University of California Campuses
The nine UC campuses, plus five medical schools, three law schools and the statewide Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Find a college in California: http://www.noodle.org/colleges/ca
Private College & University Resources
Application tips, financial aid, campus life and parental advice. Not all private colleges are included.  A more complete list of private schools is on College Board Online.


UNITED STATES

College and University Ranking
Rankings should be used with caution, since circumstances and time may change their accuracy.
College Board
Register for the SAT on-line at this site.
College Navigator
Find the right college for YOU. 
CollegeView Search
Colleges meeting your specifications: costs, majors, services, city size, etc.
EduTrek.com
A free college search site for American schools by state, degree and subject, that also includes career-oriented trade and tech schools.
Community College Directory
Community colleges from all over the United States.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
It's all in the title!
Peterson's Colleges and Universities
Search for colleges and universities alphabetically, geographically, by major and by religious affiliation.
US News and World Report College and Career Center
Information on college and university academic rankings, financial aid, college life, cost calculations, career information, etc.

FINANCIAL AID:

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
More than 400,000 U.S. scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants and loans.
FinAid - The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
FreSch!
More than 5,000 organizations and foundations that offer grants and scholarships.
Financial Aid Calculators
collegetoolkit.com offers calculators to estimate expected family contribution, student loan payments after graduation, etc.
Mapping Your Future
Explore careers, prepare for college, manage your money.
Sallie Mae
Smart Option Student Loans
Title IV Code Search
You will need a school code to complete FAFSA. Find one here.

GETTING ADMITTED:

ACT Assessment
CampusBound: College Applications Tips
College Board Online
Register for the SAT online here.
Common Application Online
Apply simultaneously for different colleges that use the common application form.
Educational Testing Service
Practice questions for AP, SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and LSATs
Kaplan Testing Service
Information on the ACT, SATI and SATIIs, Pre-medical and Pre-dental programs, ESL and TOEFL, as well as graduate schools.
Princeton Review
All aspects of college and graduate or professional school admissions.  GMAT, MCAT, GRE, SAT, PSAT, financial aid, graduate school rankings etc.

STUDY ABROAD:

Braintrack University Index
Links to more than 5,300 colleges, universities and technical schools in 152 countries.
Study Abroad Directory
Thousands of study abroad programs in more than 100 countries.
Worldwide Directory of Residential Colleges
Links to residential colleges, plus the philosophy behind the residential college experience.

PLANNING FOR YOUR CAREER:

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations, and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade. 

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