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ACT Assessment

The ACT (American College Testing) Assessment organization is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides more than a hundred assessment, research, information, and program management services for education and workplace development. This site offers advice to students on what to expect in each subject category of the ACT test, how to build writing skills, test day procedures, sample essays and scoring information.


College and University Rankings

This site provides rankings of colleges, along with cautionary notes and a discussion of the ongoing controversy over rankings.


The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

An informative site about scholarships, loans, financial aid applications, interest rates, etc.


Peterson's College Search

Learn where to start, prepare for tests, find a school and pay for college on one of the most comprehensive web site for educational information.


Student Aid on the Web

Your source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.


Think College

The U.S. Department of Education offers information on how to prepare for college, estimate college costs, apply for federal aid and more. Includes links to other government sites including questions to consider when choosing a college or technical school.


Fast Web

Register for free at FastWeb to receive scholarship information that's right for you.



Check out FAFSA for federal student aid. Paper forms are no longer available, so all applications must be done electronically through the website.