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College Links and Finding Money

FinAid

finaid.org

With information on loans, scholarships, savings, military aid and more, FinAid is the award-winning first stop for any student looking into financial aid for college.

Fast Web

fastweb.com

Fast Web also offers information on financial aid and maintains a "massive" database of scholarships, where you can do a free search.

QuestBridge

questbridge.org

Low-income students who are academically deserving can use QuestBridge to link with scholarships and major universities to make their dreams come true at a fraction of the cost, or no cost at all.

College Opportunity Fund

cof.college-assist.org

Free money! Do we have your attention? Good. COF is a stipend from the state of Colorado. Apply online — the only requirements being that you're a Colorado resident and an undergraduate — and then authorize funding to be used at your institution. COF is currently at $62 dollars per credit hour.

College In Colorado

secure.collegeincolorado.org

Another financial aid planning site, this one helps students find scholarships, and gives information about "financial fitness" or budgeting, and more.

College Scholarships, Colleges andOnline Degree

college-scholarships.com

Here you may research college scholarships and financial aid, SAT/ACT preparation tips, colleges and universities throughout the U.S., and online degrees and programs.

Researching/Planning Your Career

Bureau of Labor Statistics

bls.gov

Before you choose a major or a career path, you might consider stopping here for statistics on pay and benefits, employment, hours and earnings for your state and job area.

Colorado Trade Schools, Colleges & Universities Directory

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

This is an index of trade and technical schools in Colorado. You can find out what each school offers, and if one has what you want, you can request more information.

eHow Money: Job Search and Employment

ehow.com/job-search-and-employment

Learn how to keep your job in a bad economy and how to write a cover letter, and read all sorts of articles about searching for a job and employment.

LULACEducational Service Center

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

lnesc.org

The League of United Latin American Citizens is an advocacy group and a resource with programs in leadership and finance and scholarships for Latin Americans.

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.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

1675 Garden of the Gods Road, 667-3700

ppwfc.org

A free resource for job seekers. PPWC 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.

Planning for Traditional College

The College Board

collegeboard.org

The College Board's main offerings are SAT and advanced placement testing, but it also welcomes college planning and school searches.

Study.com

http://Study.com

This is a resource for students and recent graduates, offering multiple videos on career research, job interviewing, creating a résumé, job networking and more.

GRE

ets.org/gre

The GRE is an admission requirement for most graduate programs. This is the site that helps you prepare and register for the test, and gives information about the test in general.

MAT

milleranalogies.com

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

MyMajors

mymajors.com

If you are unsure about a college major, take a test that will recommend areas that fit you best. You can also get information about majors, school and careers.

U.S. College Search

uscollegesearch.org

All you have to do is put in your ZIP code and this site will find colleges near you. You can search for schools by program, and the site also provides helpful information about financial aid, and an occupations guide.

U.S. News

usnews.com/education

U.S. News & World Report annually ranks colleges and graduate schools, and provides information and news about education in the U.S. 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.

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