For Teens -

College Tools

Accredited Online Colleges Directory
Accredited Online Colleges lets you search through countless accredited schools, based on a variety of criteria, to find the accredited college that best meets your needs.

Affordable Colleges Online
Affordable Colleges Online is a site dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students, including a guide to online colleges and e-learning success, and in-depth financial aid section, acollege student guide to professional social profiles, and a directory of the most affordable and highest value colleges in each state.

Best Colleges
Best Colleges is a site that provides studying resources and college planning information for students.  Look under "Resources" to find an undergraduate writing guide, which may be useful for those college entrance essays!

Colleges, College Scholarships and Financial Aid Page
At this site you can find information on colleges and universities throughout the United States, free scholarship and financial aid services, and SAT and ACT test preparation tips.

College Navigator
The National Center for Education and Statistics has a great site for comparing colleges.  Here students can create custom searches based on sate, enrollment statistics, tuition costs, althletics, and more!

College View
College View features include a career center, financial aid information, a virtual advisor, and campus tours. There is also a college search which allows searching schools by area of study, location, size, type, athletics, affiliations, and more.

College Navigator
This interactive Web site is designed to provide students, parents, high school counselors, and other information on postsecondary education in the United States. The site allows for the users to see and compare profiles of nearly 7,000 colleges and universities throughout the nation. The NCES is part of the United States Department of Education.

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
File for FAFSA online from the U.S. Department of Education

To use FastWeb you must first create a user profile. Then you have access to a free scholarship search and a free college search.

"The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid." FinAid provides information on scholarships, loans, saving, and military aid. In addition, FinAid links to financial aid applications and online calculators.

Financial Aid Toolkit
The Financial Aid Toolkit is a website for guidance counselors and other advisers who assist students through the process of financing their higher education.  The site consolidates financial aid resources into a searchable online database, making it easy for individuals to quickly access the information they need to support their students.
Find 6,000+ public and private colleges/universities in this directory which provides detailed information regarding admissions, financial aid & tuition, employment, housing, athletics and much more.

My College Guide
My College Guide gives you the opportunity to search for a college by region, cost, class size, community size, and school type. There are also articles about college life and concerns and the "Admissions Guru" Q&A section.

Test Prep Review is a free service of a nonprofit group of educators. This website was created to provide free practice test questions for students in a variety of career situations. The site contains a modular approach to learning the content on these exams.

Peterson's Planner
Peterson's divides information for the college bound, grad bound, private schools, and adult learners. Information here includes financial aid, distance learning, study abroad, and resume services.