According to Google there are over 54 MILLION sites related to
college, financial aid and picking a career on the internet. To help
save you some time here are some of the best!
State University of New York (SUNY) website
- This is a great place to check out SUNY colleges
College Board online
- Click on “college search” and you'll be connected with a
database of more than 3,500 two- and four-year colleges. Choose
from among 800 features to create a profile of your ideal
college and, in seconds, get a list of colleges that fit the
bill. The site also includes the CSS Profile required by many
private institutions when considering students for financial aid
and the entire text of the latest edition of The College
Handbook and lets you complete and submit admission applications
- This site provides a common application used by 350 colleges
and universities in the U.S. Some exclusively use this
- If you are planning on participating in intercollegiate
athletics, you may need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse
in order to participate.
- This site claims to be “the number one portal for applying to
a college over the web.” CollegeNET also offers a searchable
database of colleges, scholarship opportunities and academic
resources. It offers a comprehensive college/university index
with some interesting resources for financial aid and
- By combining a database of 3,300 two- and four-year colleges
with multimedia tours, College View gives students and parents a
general overview of a college, plus a direct email option for
requesting additional information.
- Search colleges by state, major, and a host of other factors.
Take a visual tour of some colleges and ask their experts
questions about the college admissions process. This site also
lets you estimate your costs, locate scholarships and discover
loan information. There's a “student
center” a “parent corner”
and a “sports source” that provides athletic information on the
colleges of your choice.
The Collegiate Websource
- Another comprehensive college and scholarship search Web site
for the college-bound with some great feature articles as well.
My College Guide
- Get information on colleges via the college search page.
Create a profile of yourself to send to colleges. Ask questions
of their admissions experts. Get information about paying for
college. Read a collection of articles about college and the
Peterson's Education Center
- Peterson's college database is available on this web page as
is a vast amount of other useful educational and career
The Princeton Review
- Students can search the site by a college's name, region,
state, size, and cost. the Princeton Review also offers its own
rating of hundreds of colleges, SAT and ACT test-prep courses, a
feature that allows students to find a major that suits their
personality, and all kinds of advice on applying to colleges,
interview tips, admissions "secrets" and much more.
Financial Aid on the Web:
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
- HESC guarantees federal student and parent loans, offers loan
management services, and provides guidance for college planning.
In New York state, HESC also administers the Tuition Assistance
Program (TAP) and other state specific grants and scholarships.
- This website provides information on getting into college, the
financial aid process, explains different kinds of educational
loans, recommends timelines for juniors and seniors and provides
information and insights on a host of other topics. There is
also a free newsletter students can sign up to receive.
- The New York Daily News called FinAid “the hottest site on the
Internet for financial aid tips.”
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- All colleges require students to submit a FAFSA form from the
federal government to be considered for any financial aid. (The
form should be submitted between January 1 and Feb. 15 of a
student's senior year.) The federal government's FAFSA website
provides worksheets and help with filling out this extremely
important form. If you're going to submit your application
online, there's also a link to sign up for a personal pin number
Federal Student Aid website
- The home page for the Federal Student Aid programs
largest source of student aid in the country. The site promises
help for every stage of the financial aid process
applying, to funding to repaying your loans.
Recommended Web sites to research careers
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Career Cruising is an interactive career resource designed for
people of all ages. If you want to find the right career,
explore different career options, or plan future education and
training, you've come to the right place
Occupational Outlook Handbook
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized
source of career information, designed to provide valuable
assistance to individuals making decisions about their future
work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what
workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and
education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide
range of occupations.
New York State Department of Labor and Career Resources
- Learn about working in New York and labor market information.
You'll also want to check out the new Career Zone which provides
all kinds of information on a wide variety of exciting careers
in New York State.
Career Info Net
- Smart career decisions start here! Find wages and employment
trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market
conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide and an
extensive career resource library.