Checking It Out on the Web

RESOURCES ON THE

INTERNET

Before you start:

n Read carefully when accessing services on the Web and make sure there are no hidden charges.

n Be careful when you give per­sonal information because some free services may sell your name to inter­ested parties. Read the fine print when signing on.

n Accessing the Web can be one of your best sources of information. Don’t be afraid to use this valuable resource.

FINANCIAL AID AND

SCHOLARSHIPS:

n edsouth: www.edsouth.org

Learn the basics of financial aid and loans, utilize the repayment cal­culator, do a free on-line scholarship search, explore careers and visit col­lege Web sites.

n FAFSA on the Web: www.fafsa.ed.gov

File your FAFSA on-line which speeds up the financial aid process.

n Financial Aid Homepage: www.finaid.org

Guides you through the financial aid process. You can also do free scholar­ship searches and find information on career planning.

n Financial Aid Student Guide: www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/StudentGuide

Written by the government to help you understand the financial aid pro­cess.

n Mapping Your Future: www.map­ping-your-future.org

Guides you through the financial aid process; assists students with choos­ing a school and planning a career.

n Molis-Minority Online Information System: content.science­wise.com/molis

Excellent resource to research minority scholarships and schools.

TEST PREPARATION:

n ACT: www.ACT.org

Offers valuable information about the ACT test as well as online regis­tration. Sample questions are given to help you prepare for the ACT.

n The College Board: www.col­legeboard.org

Detailed information on taking the SAT plus online SAT registration. All aspects of going to school are addressed on this site including career and college selection.

n Princeton Review:

www.review.com

Take a practice SAT online plus great tools to help with college and career planning.

CAREER INFORMATION

AND SELECTION:

n Kiersey Test: www.keirsey.com

A personality test that will help you determine what kind of careers would be best for you.

n Occupational Outlook Handbook: stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm

Detailed career descriptions are available on this site. An excellent tool for anyone trying to decide on a career path.

n University of California, Berkeley:

www.uhs.berkeley.edu/students/careerlibrary/links/careerme.htm

Career explorations links that will help you research many different career options.

n University of Manitoba: www.umanitoba.ca/counseling/careers.html

Information on a variety of occupa­tions plus a “What Can I Do with a Major In ...?” section.

COLLEGE INFORMATION AND SELECTION:

n College Virtual Tours: www.ecampustours.com

Visit hundreds of virtual colleges from one Web site. Also includes col­lege planning information and links to each college.

n College Information: www.news­directory.com/college

Lists college Web pages by state.

n Comparison of American Colleges: www.memex-press.com/cc

This site is an independent objective college assessment that will help you make educated deci­sions about your college choices.

MISCELLANEOUS:

n International Education Financial Aid: www.iefa.org

Helps find financial aid if you wish to study abroad.

n NCAA: www.ncaa.org

A resource for regulations and requirements for athletic scholar­ships and participation.

n “What Can I Do With A Major In?”:

www.iona.edu/stu_life/career/majorcar.htm

A selection of information con­cerning college majors and relat­ed resources.

n Study USA:

www.studyusa.com

Provides helpful information for international students who want to study in the United States.




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