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College Bound Student Resources

Here are links to resources that are helpful when preparing for college.

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College Testing

Members save 10% on ACT & SAT test preparation at Prowess Test Prep: www.prowessprep.com

College Planning & SAT Testing Information: www.collegeboard.org

ACT Testing Information: www.act.org

Finding the Right College

College Planning & SAT Testing Information: www.collegeboard.org

Resources to help students and parents with the college process: www.nasfaa.org

College campus information, news and events: www.saycampuslife.com

Planning guides and tips: www.offtocollege.com

NYS Higher Education Services: www.hesc.ny.gov/

Applying for College

The College Application Process Universal Application: www.universalcollegeapp.com

Common Application: www.commonapp.org

SUNY Application: www.suny.edu/applysuny

Free Application for Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Help with Career Choices

College Aptitude Test: www.careertest.us

4 Free Career Aptitude Test: www.collegedegrees.com

Paying for College

College financing, scholarships, grants, loans and college aid: www.saystudent.com

Applying for student aid: www.studentaid.ed.gov

Financial aid, money management information: www.mappingyourfuture.org

Estimate of eligibility for student aid: fafsa.ed.gov

Getting a Clearer Picture of College Costs: www.economix.blogs.nytimes.com

Scholarship search: www.fastweb.com

U.S. Dept. of Education website to consolidate Federal Loans: www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/consolidation

U.S. Federal Direct and Parent PLUS Loan consolidation: www.studentloans.gov