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  • - where you'll find the image and text links you'll need in order to point students and parents in the right direction when they are looking for money for college.

  • SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS - Operated by the Federal Trade Commission, this site provides information about scholarship scams and how to identify/avoid/report them. Please read the information at this site before you or your child sign any documents dealing with scholarships.

  • FREE SCHOLARSHIP INFO - database of over 2,000 sources of scholarships, grants, and fellowships for college and university students. Also provides free counseling and information on internships.

  • SCHOLARSHIPS.COM - assisting parents and students in obtaining scholarship awards for college through the use of the Internet, and helping them in exploring all financial aid they may be eligible to receive. Information about local, state and national scholarships and grant opportunities, in addition to the many Federal and private loan options.

  • FASTAID - The largest private sector scholarship database in the world. From the authors of "The Scholarship Book" from Prentice Hall, for 20 years they have been researching scholarships. Includes scholarship myths, facts, step by step guides, scams, glossary, bibliography, and links.

  • MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS - A comprehensive list of agencies which sponsor some form of graduate fellowship, scholarship, internship, etc for minority students.

  • WIRED SCHOLAR by completing an online profile, students have access to over 600,000 scholarships representing more than $ 1 billion in funds.

  • AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCE CENTER - find information on the criteria to qualify for hundreds of college scholarships, download the financial aid form necessary to determine your eligibility for need-based college scholarships and financial aid, link to free college scholarships searches, and obtain information on athletic scholarships and grants financial aid office email addresses, phone numbers and more.

  • and click on degree finder. Website is sponsored by Southwestern Ohio Council for higher Education.





Athletics / Athletes

  • NCAA - national Collegiate Athletic Association (317) 917-6222

  • NCAA Clearinghouse information.

  • NAIA - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics - guide section for the college bound athlete. (918) 494-8828.

  • COLLEGE COACH - helps student athletes search for schools and scholarships.

  • COLLEGE RECRUITING - connects high school students and athletes with college and university recruiters for scholarships, financial aid and education. Tailors your site experience to over 45 different sporting, academic or arts activities.

  • UNIV.SPORTS PROGRAMS is a unique organization that has specialized in helping top student athletes make contact with college coaches who are searching for top national and international prospects for their athletic program.

Financial Aid & Loan Information

  • FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID - This form is an absolute requirement for any student seeking federal loan dollars. It will take 3 -4 weeks to process and send a Student Aid Report by mail.

  • THE STUDENT GUIDE is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs. This guide tells you about the programs and how to apply.

  • FINAID - collection of information about financial aid

  • COMMON FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION ERRORS highlights the common mistakes to avoid when filing out financial aid applications.

  • YAHOO focuses on financial aid, financial planning/loan information, scholarship searches

  • BANK ONE offers both federal and private education loans for students and parents 1 877 663-0457

  • CHASE/EDUCATION FIRST access online calculators for forecasting college costs, estimating borrowing needs, budgeting and estimating repayment amounts

  • SALLIE MAE the nation's leading provider of education funding, offers tools for paying for education, including downloadable forms and financial calculators. 1 800 891-1410

  • NELLIE MAE information on planning to pay for colleges and managing debt. Borrowers may pre-qualify or apply for a private or PLUS loan that is processed in under two minutes, or download a blank loan application and apply manually.

  • STUDENT LOAN FUNDING RESOURCES, INC. Scholarship search engine, online loan applications, customized loan management and counseling modules, and financial aid guidance.

College Planning

  • The College Access Information Hotline -- 1-877-I ATTAIN (1-877-428-8246)


  • College and scholarship searches, admission-chances calculator.

  • College STEPS Offered by Wells Fargo Education Fianancial Services.

  • A CD-ROM and Web-based college search service. Virtual tours of colleges. helps students determine what they want in a university.

  • Virtual tours, scholarship search, scholarship giveaways, online assistance from live representatives.

  • Helps students relate career goals to school courses. Students also can build personal portfolios that can be e-mailed to admission presonnel and recruiters.

  • Matches student with universities aligned with their goals, providing personalized written feedback to students, parents and counselors.

  • Career and education planning subscription service. Test prep, application resources.

  • guide to admissions, applications, and financial aid. Popular discussion boards for students.

  • Estimates what families would be expected to pay towards college costs.

College Test Preparation

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