Saturday, January 26, 2008


Finding a College
The following sites allow you to search colleges by state, major and tuition:
College View
College Express

Paying for College or Vocational School
College Board Online has online calculators to determine the amount of financial aid that you will need, including scholarships and loans.

ETV funds are used to provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to 18-20 year olds, who have emancipated from foster care or were adopted with a finalization after their 16th birthday. This money can be used for tuition, books or qualified living expenses at college, vocational or technical training programs. To learn more, please contact the Orphan Foundation of America.

The FAFSA form must submitted online. This is one of the first steps that you should take. It's important to keep your pin number.

Mapping Your Future is a free one-stop-site that provides information about college, career and financial aid resources.

Ohio Board of Regents are available at 1-877-428-8246, Mon.-Fri., between 10am-6pm. They can help you with financial aid options and deadlines.

Grants and Loans
The Student financial aid guide explains the different types of financial aid.

Federal grants do not need to be repaid: Pell Grant, SEOG, Federal Work-Study.
Federal loans must be repaid after you finish school: Stafford, Perkins.

The National Voice of Foster Parents offers scholarships.

The Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship Program has additional information about scholarships for which you might be eligible.

Learn more about the scholarship application process, in order to increase your chances of receiving this assistance.

Summer Programs
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program is a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation

Test Preparation offers free practice GED, SAT and ACT exams.

Educational Testing Service has a directory of practice tests for entrance exams includingthe SAT, GRE and GMAT.

Ohio Literacy Network provides television programs to help you prepare for the GED test.

PBS Literacy Link provides free online practice tests and learning module.

Study Guide Zone provides online study guides for the ASVAB and Nurse Entrance exam.

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