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
The Free Application for Student Aid website.
Students & Parents can obtain a Federal electronic PIN number at this site.
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.
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.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation offers assistance to PA residents with disabilities, including, but not limited to education support, employment opportunities, and career preparation.
This site provides financial aid information and scholarship search
§ Information from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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.
This tool allows parents and students to decide how much money they can borrow in student loans.
Free College and Financial Aid Information
Finance and money management, including great information for students on credit cards and student banking
Information on paying for college with the use of private loans.
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.
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.
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!
This site provides a database search of scholarships, grants, and internships available to students.
Free Scholarship and Financial aid information
Adventures in Education offers information on exploring, applying, and paying for college.
Free Scholarship Search engine
Free Scholarship Search Engine
This site offers a searchable database with over 600,000 awards/scholarships.
Scholarship, loan, and internship search engine provided by The College Board
A listing of scholarships from around the country.
College preparation/search engines
American Council on Education provides information on college preparation, college searching, and financial aid.
Resource from the U.S. Department of Education created to engage, inform, and inspire students to pursue education beyond high school.
Center for Student Opportunity offers college counseling and scholarship opportunities to first generation, low income, and minority students.
American Education Services (AES) provides information on careers, college preparation, college searching, and affording a college education.
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.
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.
National Collegiate Athletic Association website.
This site provides detailed information about colleges and universities.
This site provides detailed information about preparing for college, applying to college, and paying for college along with a useful scholarship search engine.
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.
A free online course on how to prepare for college.
This site offers information to first generation, low income students about college searching and the financial aid process.
This site is devoted to assisting college bound students with the entire college preparation process.
College Search Engine.
This site allows students to explore and prepare for the college process as well as provides information about paying for college.
This site provides information about colleges, scholarships, and careers.
Find, Review, and Explore America’s Colleges. Provides reviews of colleges from students who attend those schools.
This site provides information about preparing for college, paying for college, and career exploration.
The U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics & Occupational Outlook)
This site allows you to search occupations with various search options.
Free online Microsoft course that allows middle- and high-school students to explore career options and learn what they'll need to do to prepare.
Free SAT & ACT test preparation.
Thousands of words and definitions at your fingertips!
Official site of the CollegeBoard: Register for the SAT or check out some SAT preparation questions.
Official site of the ACT: Register for the ACT or check out some ACT preparation questions.
Free ACT Preparation
Free SAT Preparation