College Greenlight - A platform that provides support to students through the college search and application process, featuring "best fit" college lists, customized college profiles, and a scholarship database.
College Navigator - This is an interactive website that allows you to explore and compare features of different institutions including programs and majors, admissions considerations, estimated student expenses, campus crime statistics and more.
College Scorecard - This Scorecard highlights key indicators about the cost and value of institutions across the country to help students choose a school that is well-suited to meet their needs, priced affordably, and is consistent with their educational and career goals.
CollegeView - This site contains hundreds of articles pertaining to the college planning process, along with over 4,000 college-specific information pages.
Start Now - Your quick guide to preparing for UA, NAU, and ASU, in English and Spanish.
Maricopa Community Colleges Transfer Center - This website lists the universities that are transfer partners with Maricopa Community Colleges and even provides the approximate cost of tuition for each school.
Yellow Ribbon Program Schools for Post-9/11 Veterans - A provision of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill that allows degree-granting colleges and universities to help qualifying veterans pay tuition costs exceeding the G.I. Bill's usual cap for graduate, private or out-of-state intitutions.
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Arizona Career Information System (AzCIS) - A comprehensive college planning site, including a college search, information on programs of study, a scholarship search, and more. (Username and password available through College Depot.)
me3 - An online quiz designed to help match middle school and high school students with potential career and degree options. In addition, this tool provides information about which classes to take in high school to prepare students to get into the right major and also provides information about job types including average salaries.
O*Net OnLine - This website offers tools for career exploration, has detailed descriptions of occupations, the skills needed, job analysis, and more.
Find the Funding:
2015 Federal Income Tax Calculator - Use the following calculator to help determine your estimated tax liaility along with your average and marginal tax rates.
College Abacus - A tool that helps students and families compare the net price estimates of 5,000+ colleges before students apply and before any financial aid determination is made.
College Goal FAFSA - Arizona's College Goal FAFSA is agrant-funded statewide initiative that provides free information to Arizona students and families seeking college financial aid.
College Up - This website offered by USA Funds offers helpful information on financial aid, including a quiz to help determine whose financial information is needed on the FAFSA.
Financial Aid for Foster Youth - This website offers information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities for foster youth as well as other great resources.
Higher Education Opportunity Act Information on College Costs - You will find information about tuition and net costs at postsecondary institutions.
Make me a Freshman - This free checklist for applying to college gives you the specific requirements and deadlines for your chosen colleges and financial aid. Plus, counselors can track thier students' progress.
Pell Abacus - A tool that helps students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch get net price estimates quickly without answering detailed financial questions that would require a parent or tax form.
StudentAid.gov - An education guide provided by the US Department of Education describing the steps needed for students to get ready for college.
Raise.me - Helps students in 9th-12th grades to discover colleges and earn "Micro-scholarships" for academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. When you add achievements to your Portfolio on Raise.me, you could be eligible to earn Micro-scholarships towards their partner colleges. These achievements can include good grades, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, volunteering or even starting a club. This can also include AP or IB courses, honors classes, and college-level courses, too.
Prepare for the ACT, PSAT or SAT:
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Khan Academy Free SAT Test Prep - a joint SAT Prep and SAT test feature, brought to you by Khan Acadamy and Collegeboard.com
LearningExpressLibrary (Library card required if accessing from a computer outside of the library.)
Peterson's Test Prep - This site has the most common standardized tests for students going to college: SAT, ACT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests*, AP Exams*, CLEP Tests*, TOEFL, and the GED test. Use the resources and articles to get prepared.
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Test Prep Practice - This site provides a large variety of practice tests for the college bound.
Testing and Education Reference Center - A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials including a scholarship search feature, practice tests and courses, and more. A library card is required if accessing from a computer outside of the library.
Varsity Tutors - This site provides free learning tools to help you improve your abilities in a variety of areas for numerous tests (Accuplacer, ACT/SAT, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and more). Varsity tutors offers diagnostic tests, practice tests, flashcards, and example content to help you with specific concepts within these tests.
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