Links were last verified in February 2023.
https://studentaid.gov/resources--DOE resources in English and Spanish on preparing for college or a career, applying for aid, consumer protection, and more, such as:
https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa--FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)--gateway to Federal aid.
https://studentaid.gov/aid-estimator/ --FAFSA Student Aid Estimator--provides estimates of eligibility for federal student aid.
FinAid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
http://finaid.org/ -- A highly readable, comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools, including calculators that estimate expected family contributions using FAFSA and PROFILE.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
http://www.hbcupages.com-- HBCUPages seeks to provide you with a unique set of Historically Black Colleges and University resources.
Colleges That Change lives
https://ctcl.org/ -- CTCL is a group of colleges dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process that fosters a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college
National Association of College Admissions Guide to The College Admission Process
https://www.nacacnet.org/student/ NACAC has numerous resources on multiple topics such as college fairs and financial aid.
https://www.collegeboard.org/--official site for SAT, PSAT, AP, and other testing. From this page, you can also link to the Profile, an application form for non-Federal funds; used by many colleges and scholarships.
https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html--official site for ACT testing and associated products.
http://fairtest.org/university/optional-- Accredited, 4-Year Colleges & Universities with ACT/SAT-Optional or Test-Free Testing Policies for Fall 2023 Applicants
NCAA Eligibility Center for college bound athletes.
https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ -- This page has information for all levels of prospective college athletes and is the gateway to certification to play at Division I and II schools.
Gap Year Programs
https://usagapyearfairs.org/programs/ -- info on Gap Year Fairs and profiles of each Gap Year program and a link to its full website.
National Center for Educational Statistics/Navigator
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ --searchable database of colleges and their statistics. All college statistics start here.
https://www.commonapp.org/ -- The most widely used application, over 1,000 colleges and universities accept the Common Application.
Formerly Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success; now The Coalition for College
https://www.schev.edu/students -- Virginia's higher-education system provides a wide range of resources for students and prospective students. This page includes links on topics such as paying for college.