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Links & Resources For High School Students

ACT – Provides information about registering for the ACT test; gives practice tests

Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance – Provides information regarding TOPS, etc.

Cash for College – Provides information on paying for college and applying for financial aid

College Answer – This site from Sallie Mae offers college planning tools in both English and Spanish

College Navigator – Allows prospective students to see and compare profiles of colleges and universities across the nation

College Portrait – Provides accountability data on institutional performance; sponsored by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

College.gov – Site designed by students and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

Degree Search.org – Provides a database of every school and program in the U.S. Potential students can search and find the school and degree they are looking for, for free

DisabilityInfo.gov – Offers information on education programs and resources through the federal government for those who are disabled

Education Investment Planner – Use this free online tool from Sallie Mae to help create your college spending plan based on your budget and financial goals

Educational Testing Service – Provides practice tests and resources for parents and students

FastWeb – Registration required; provides searches for colleges, scholarships, jobs, and internships

Federal Student Financial Assistance – Provides information on preparing for and funding education beyond high school

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Allows students and parents to fill out the FAFSA with step-by-step instructions

Free Scholarship Search – Provides links to more than 40 free online scholarship search sites

Fund Finder (by The College Board) – Provides information on how to save or pay for college and financial aid basics

GoCollege – Provides resources for admissions, education options, college survival, and financial aid

Going2College – Provides information on resources available in each state; from preparing and paying for college to planning for a career

Hispanic College Fund, Inc. – Provides links for financial aid; planning for college; scholarships, internships, and professional development

Journey to College (MDHE’s Facebook page) – Presents information on planning and paying for college in the form of videos and blogs; financial literacy topics are also covered

Loan Discount Analyzer – Provides help for calculating how specific lender incentives would actually impact your loan

Mapping Your Future – Provides students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options, and college planning

Military.com – Registration required; provides a search for scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) – Allows you to check your student loan records; you will need your FAFSA PIN to access your NSLDS records

Nelnet – Provides information for planning and financing education along with planning careers

Office of Postsecondary Education – Provides information for students preparing for their future

Sallie Mae – Provides links for planning and preparing for school; helps find loans; and also provides information on repayment of student loans

Scholarship Experts – Site registration required; Provides free scholarship searches

Scholarships.com – Provides links for scholarship searches; college searches; and scholarship providers

Studentjobs.gov – Provides information on employment opportunities for students within the Federal overnment, whether in high school, college, or graduate school

Students.gov – Provides students and parents with easy to access information and resources from the U.S. government regarding higher education

The College Board – Provides information for registering and preparing for the SAT

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid – Provides information on scholarships, loans, military aid, and saving for college

U.S. Department of Education – Provides questions and answers for students, parents, teachers, and administrators

United Negro College Fund – Serves as a national advocate for minorities in higher education

Dr. Doris Roche'-Hicks