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College Planning Resources

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Exploring and Preparing for College

  • www.actstudent.org The ACT student site provides information about college planning, ACT test preparation, ACT registration, career planning and financial aid. 
  • www.collegeboard.org  College Board offers a variety of tools and resources to help students prepare and plan for college. Search for colleges, ways to pay for college and create a road map to college. 
  • www.collegegreenlight.com  College Greenlight helps students explore their college options acording to their academic, personal and location preferences. It allows students to organize and track their deadlines and progress and search for scholarships. 
  • www.mnscu.edu  Explore Minnesota State Colleges & Universities 
  • www.mnprivatecolleges.org  Explore Minnesota Private Colleges 
  • www.ohe.state.mn.us Minnesota Office of HIgher Education

Paying for College

  • www.studentaid.gov  Learn about the different kids of financial aid available to students and how to apply. 
  • www.fafsa.gov  Learn about the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, one of the first steps in seeking financial aid for higher education. 
  • www.finaid.org SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

Scholarships and Grants

  • www.cappex.com Use Cappex to search for local and national scholarships that match students' strengths and skills.