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College-search Resources

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The links below are to sites outside of Wilkes University. They can help you find information about Paying for College , Finding & Applying to Colleges , Study Help, & Admissions Testing Help .

Information about Financial Aid

  • www.fafsa.ed.gov
    The Free Application for Student Aid website.
  •  www.pin.ed.gov
    Students & Parents can obtain a Federal electronic PIN number at this site.
  • https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/index.jsp
    Students required to complete the PROFILE by their college of choice can find the application and information about the form at this site. The PROFILE is a separate financial aid application required by some colleges/universities in addition to the Free Application for Student Aid to process a student’s financial aid package.
  • http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov/
    This federal program will help you get an early start on the financial aid process by providing you with an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.
  • http://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/cwp/browse.asp?a=128&bc=0&c=27855
    Office of Vocational Rehabilitation offers assistance to PA residents with disabilities, including, but not limited to education support, employment opportunities, and career preparation.
  • www.finaid.org
    This site provides financial aid information and scholarship search.
  • www.nasfaa.org
    Information from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
  • http://www.pheaa.org/specialprograms/pa_chafee_grant_program.shtml
    The Chafee Education and Training Grant (ETG) Program is a federally funded program that offers grant assistance to Pennsylvania undergraduate students aging out of foster care who are attending a postsecondary institution approved for Federal Title IV student financial assistance programs.
  • www.mappingyourfuture.org/paying/debtwizard
    This tool allows parents and students to decide how much money they can borrow in student loans.
  • http://www.financialaidfinder.com/
    Free College and Financial Aid Information.
  • http://www.studentfinancedomain.com/
    Finance and money management, including great information for students on credit cards and student banking.
  • www.chase.com/educationfirst
    Information on paying for college with the use of private loans.
  • http://www.upromise.com
    Upromise is a free service in which companies give you money back for college as a way to earn your loyalty. You can designate your own child, a friend’s child, a grandchild, a child you expect to have one day or yourself as the recipient of the reward program. Simply join Upromise and register your credit or debit cards and as you shop at participating stores a percentage from each purchase is credited to your account, which will be invested in a tax-free 529 savings plan.
  • http://gearup-moneyskills.org/HighSchool/
    You’re at an extraordinary time in your life. (And maybe a little scary, too.) High school graduation is just around the corner. Then what? Real life! It’s your choice. And the choices you make now can make a big difference in your life—and your financial future.
  • http://www.ftc.gov
    The FTC offers one free annual credit report. If you're planning to apply for a PLUS loan or a private student loan to fund your college education, check your credit score here!

Scholarship Searching

College preparation/search engines

  • www.collegeispossible.org
    American Council on Education provides information on college preparation, college searching, and financial aid.
  • www.college.gov
    Resource from the U.S. Department of Education created to engage, inform, and inspire students to pursue education beyond high school.
  • www.csopportunity.org
    Center for Student Opportunity offers college counseling and scholarship opportunities to first generation, low income, and minority students.
  • www.educationplanner.org
    American Education Services (AES) provides information on careers, college preparation, college searching, and affording a college education.
  • http://www.fairtest.org/
    The National Center for Fair and Open Testing provides a listing of Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into bachelor degree programs.
  • http://projectonstudentdebt.org/
    An initiative of the Institute for College Access and Success, this site provides information on colleges who have made significant financial aid pledges to students from middle to lower income families as well as other student loan and financial aid information and advice.
  • www.ncaa.org
    National Collegiate Athletic Association website.
  • www.collegeview.com
    This site provides detailed information about colleges and universities.
  • www.supercollege.com
    This site provides detailed information about preparing for college, applying to college, and paying for college along with a useful scholarship search engine.
  • www.careersandcolleges.com
    This site offers college searching, scholarship searching, and career exploration.
  • www.campustours.com or www.ecampustours.com
    These sites provide students with virtual college campus tours.
  • www.collegeprep101.com
    A free online course on how to prepare for college.
  • www.csocollegecenter.org
    This site offers information to first generation, low income students about college searching and the financial aid process.
  • www.gocollege.com
    This site is devoted to assisting college bound students with the entire college preparation process.
  • www.Petersons.com
    College Search Engine.
  • www.mappingyourfuture.org
    This site allows students to explore and prepare for the college process as well as provides information about paying for college.
  • http://www.collegetoolkit.com/
    This site provides information about colleges, scholarships, and careers.
  • www.unigo.com
    Find, Review, and Explore America’s Colleges. Provides reviews of colleges from students who attend those schools.
  • http://www.students.gov/STUGOVWebApp/Public
    This site provides information about preparing for college, paying for college, and career exploration.

Career Exploration

SAT/ACT Preparation

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