College Planning


Careers and Colleges
Admissions advice, scholarships and financial aid, test preparation, special interest, career guidance.

College Answer
Includes information on Sallie Mae®, the nation’s leading provider of student loans and administrator of college savings plans. Finding a school, applying, paying.

The College Board
Registration and preparation for SAT. Information on planning for college, finding a college, applying to colleges, financial aid.  Advanced Placement Program.

College Data
College selection, admissions, and financial aid.

The Common Application
The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that provides a standardized first-year admission application and transfer application – online and in print – that students may submit to more than 400 colleges and universities.

Peterson’s College Planning
Information on selecting, applying to, and paying for college.    Includes links to test prep and college websites.

The Princeton Review
College information, college rankings, and links to college websites

U.S. Department of Education
Designed by students for students and features first-person accounts of students who overcame challenges to going to college such as peer pressure, lack of family support, and financial barriers.   Provides information about why to go, how to go, and how to pay for college or postsecondary education programs.

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These websites offer advice to new (and established) students – what to expect, how to cope, how to get the most out of your educational experience.

College Prep 101

College Survival Skills Tips for Students with Disabilities to Increase College Success.

The College Board Click on For Students. In the link for Plan for College then College Success. There you will find advice on scheduling your first year, roommate rules, general survival tips and more.

Dr. Mom’s Guide to College This list of very helpful (and humorous) advice was compiled by Dr. Kerry S. Kilburn at Old Dominion University.

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Distance Education and Training Council
The DETC Accrediting Commission defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence in distance education institutions.

Directory of Internet Universities and Training Institutes

Petersons Distance Learning

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College Scholarships
Provides a broad array of funding opportunities.

FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

Financial Aid Search Through the Web (Fastweb) (requires registration)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


NCAA Scholarships and Internships
From the home page, click the link to enter NCAA.org, then Academics & Athletics. The link for scholarships and internships is under Education and Research.

Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) NJ Grants and Scholarships
Information about grants and scholarships from the NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

Links to sites for Pell Grants, Minority Scholarships, and numerous other college scholarships and grants.

Student Financial Assistance
Financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education

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