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MINNIE STEVENS PIPER FOUNDATION
http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/about/scholars/
This is the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation's Compendium of Texas Colleges and Scholarships. Located in San Antonio, this foundation offers college and career searches along with scholarship databases.

TEXAS COMMON APPLICATION
http://www.applytexas.org  
The is the Texas Common Application website. You can apply to any/all Texas public schools simultaneously. This is the preferred method of application for all Texas public schools.

ACT 
http://www.act.org  
Register online for the ACT test, one of the two nationally-recognized college entrance tests. This is also a great site to begin your college search and get information for life's transitions.

COLLEGE BOARD / SAT
http://www.collegeboard.org  
Register online for the SAT I and II tests, one of the two nationally-recognized college entrance tests. This site also gives information on the PSAT, has practice SAT questions, and does a search for finding the right college for you.

WIRED SCHOLAR
http://www.wiredscholar.com 
Wiredscholar offers guidance on the loan process and the types of loans available, responsible borrowing, and ability to apply online. Also features scholarship and college matches to your requirements.

SCHOLARSHIP EXPERTS
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/
Helping parents and students find scholarships since 2001. We constantly update our database to provide the most accurate scholarship information available.

MAKING IT COUNT
http://www.MakingItCount.com 
part of the Monster.com family, free to students, parents, and educators

COLLEGE EXPRESS
http://www.collegexpress.com 
This site provides free information about many colleges, including college search and admission tips.

School Soup

COLLEGE NET
http://www.collegenet.com 
This site provides scholarship searches, electronic applications, college search and links to financial aid information. "Virtual Plumbers" of higher education.

FINAID (FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS)
http://www.finaid.org 
Information about student loans, federal programs and scholarship services. There is a web page specifically dedicated to revealing scholarship frauds.

NCAA 
http://www.ncaa.org
A website for college-bound athletes. Good information on the college selection process for potential college athletes.

MY FUTURE / MILITARY CAREERS
http://www.myfuture.com 
Provides an overview of military educational and career benefits with links to each branch of service service.

FAST WEB
http://www.fastweb.com 
This site has an application that provides you with a list of scholarships that you may be eligible for based on your input. College searches are also easy here.

FAFSA
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov 
This is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website. Start here for all financial aid! Applying on line gives you faster results!

COLLEGE IS POSSIBLE
http://www.collegeispossible.org  
University-based campaign to inform parents and students about accessing college. Has areas about preparing for college, choosing the right college and paying for college.

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK
http://stats.bls.gov/oco 
Occupational Outlook Handbook online. This huge resource outlines all careers/jobs in the US, their respective salaries, and job potentials for the future. You can research the future of your intended career or find the "hot" careers for the coming decades.

FREE SCHOLARSHIP INFO
http://www.freschinfo.com
A database of over 2,000 scholarship-awarding organizations. Updated frequently, this is a must-see sight for those needing financial aid.

EMBARK
http://www.embark.com 
Matchmaker college information. Easy to follow links subdivided by career/technical/two-year/four-year schools as well as international schools.

COLLEGE VIEW
http://www.collegeview.com/collegesearch 
Do a search for a college based on the specific criteria, such as major, location, and student body profile. This site also has virtual tours for some colleges as well as tips on doing college and scholarship essays.

PRINCETON REVIEW
http://www.princetonreview.com  
Take an interest test on line and match to careers/majors; also has good search databases and on line application capabilities.

CAMPUS TOURS
http://www.campustours.com  
Your one-stop shop for campus virtual tours, maps, videos, movies, and pictures of your selected schools.

COLLEGE SURFING
http://www.collegesurfing.com  
Videos, maps, overviews of colleges. "The Ultimate College Search".

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY
http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/  
Reach community college and university web sites by searching alphabetically by name or state.

SCHOLARSHIPS.COM
http://www.scholarships.com  
A large search engine for college scholarship information where you can put in criteria for scholarship searches that match your qualifications and interests.

WHAT WOULD I DO WITH A MAJOR IN?
http://www.prenhall.com/success/MajorExp/index.html 
Information on various college majors, what careers are related to those majors, typical courses a student would complete in that major, and what type of person would be successful in that career.

Collegeforalltexans.com
http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/ 
Gives you information about preparing, applying, and paying for college. There is also help with getting through college, career planning, military dependents, FAFSA, Texas Grant, Residency, adult education, and even forms and applications.

Number2.com
http://www.number2.com 
Online test preparation courses are totally free! By creating an account you can access a customized course that includes tutorials, and practice session that adapt to each student's ability level.

TEXAS COLLEGE MONEY
http://www.texascollegemoney.org/    
Anyone planning to attend any of the UT System schools should review this site for Financial aid.

TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGES/TECH SCHOOLS
http://50states.com/cc/texas.htm 
All community colleges and tech schools in Texas can be easily compared at this site. For a broader  look at community/tech schools outside the state go to the home page.

updated August 26, 2013

 

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