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Education Guide 2013: Resources 

Places to find financial aid, career planning support and more

The College Board

collegeboard.org

The College Board's main offerings are college readiness programs, the SAT and advanced placement testing, but they also provide tools that help you find the right school and pay for it, and plan your career.

College in Colorado

secure.collegeincolorado.org

Created for Colorado's Department of Higher Education, this site offers parents and students "everything they need to know about career exploration and planning, selecting high school courses, choosing and applying to colleges, obtaining financial aid and getting ready to take the SAT, ACT or GRE tests."

College Navigator

nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

Search public and private schools — both for-profit and nonprofit — by location, your area of interest, affordability and value.

College Opportunity Fund

cof.college-assist.org

Free money! Do we have your attention? Good. The Opportunity Fund offers tuition stipends to undergraduates who are Colorado residents — currently $62 dollars per credit hour for those attending participating Colorado public schools, and $31 an hour for private schools. Apply online.

College, College Scholarships, and Online Degrees

college-scholarships.com

Here you are matched up with information on colleges and universities throughout the country, online degrees and programs, scholarships and financial aid. The site even supplies tips for getting along with a ratty roommate.

Colorado Trade Schools, Colleges & Universities

trade-schools.net/locations/colorado-schools-directory.asp

This is an index of Colorado's trade and technical schools. You can find out what each school offers, and request additional information about programs that interest you.

Fast Web

fastweb.com

Fast Web maintains a "massive" database of colleges, scholarships, financial aid and career-planning information.

FinAid

finaid.org

With searchable scholarships, loans, savings plans and aid for the military-minded, FinAid is an award-winning site that offers help for any student looking into financial aid for college.

GRE

ets.org/gre

Taking the GRE is an admission requirement for most graduate programs. This is the site that helps you prepare and register for the test.

LULAC Educational Service Center

829 N. Circle Drive, #101, 637-0037

lnesc.org

The League of United Latin American Citizens is, among its other missions, dedicated to increasing education opportunities for Hispanic Americans through providing scholarships, counseling, mentorships and literacy programs.

MAT

milleranalogies.com

Like the GRE, the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is sometimes required of grad-school applicants.

Office of Postsecondary Education

ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

Questioning the accreditation of a school you're thinking of attending? Check it out here.

QuestBridge

questbridge.org

Low-income students who are academically exceptional can use QuestBridge — an "aggregator of excellence" — to link with major universities and scholarship providers.

U.S. News & World Report

usnews.com/education

U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges and graduate schools, and provides information and news about education in the U.S. and abroad. For example, this site will help you learn what schools will put you in the most and least debt, and which schools excel in certain areas.

Choosing a career

Bureau of Labor Statistics

bls.gov

Before you choose a major or career path, you might consider stopping here for job and wage trends, and salary statistics for your state and job area.

Education Portal

education-portal.com/pages/Career_Field_and_Degree_Program_Videos.html

This is a career-counseling resource for students and recent graduates that offers practical advice on job interviewing, creating a résumé, networking and more.

eHow Money: Job Search and Employment

ehow.com/job-search-and-employment

Finding a job in an up-and-down economy can be difficult; keeping it can be, too. eHow Money gives you tips on doing both, providing information and essentials on jobs and employment practices.

MyMajors

mymajors.com

If you are unsure about which college major(s) to pursue, take a test that will recommend areas that fit you best. You will also find information about school and careers.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

1675 Garden of the Gods Road, 667-3700

ppwfc.org

A free resource for job seekers. PPWFC provides training on how to find a job, with programs in interviewing, career planning and more. Check its website for dates for workshops and hiring events, and see here for more.

International study

Abroad101

studyabroad101.com

Ever thought about studying in another country? This site allows you to search by locations and programs, and to read student reviews thereof.

International Scholarships

internationalscholarships.com

A resource for those who want to finance their studies abroad, including information on scholarships, fellowships and loans.

iefa

iefa.org

Another financial-aid resource for those who wish to study abroad.

Institute of International Education

iie.org/Students/Tabs/US/IIEPassport

IIE's goal: Opening Minds to the World. Their site offers detailed program listings and financial resources for students seeking international academic adventures.

U.S. News & World Report

usnews.com/education/worlds-best-universities-rankings

International study programs ranked by region and subject area.

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