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Choosing and Applying to Colleges

Affordable Colleges Online - Understanding Your Financial Aid Options
You might be surprised to learn that more than $185 billion in financial aid is available to college students. While the primary source is the federal government, aid also comes from the colleges themselves, state governments, and scholarships from private companies, non-profits and religious organizations.
Affordable Colleges Online - Financial Aid for Online Colleges
Explore financial aid options and offers tips, advice and resources for future college students and their parents. It also examines financial aid at online colleges, with a special eye on the importance of accreditation.
You may apply to 200 undergraduate and graduate schools through this service.
Statewide student transfer information for California.
California College Explorer: California college exploration and guidance and counseling.
College Affordability Guide
List of affordable degrees.
College Is Possible
Includes information about preparing for, choosing and paying for college.
College Board Online
Search through 3,200 colleges, request financial aid profile, get test dates, and apply to 375 colleges.
College search for 1,000 undergraduate colleges, applications to 1,800 colleges, financial information and scholarships.
College Net
Guide to 3,383 graduate and undergraduate programs, applications to 400 of them, and financial aid information.
College Opportunities Online (National Center for Education Statistics/IPEDS)
"Your direct link to over 9,000 colleges and universities in the United States … to help college students, future students, and their parents understand the differences between colleges and how much it costs to attend college."
"Find a college, find a scholarship …"
Criminal Justice Careers
Information about careers in criminal justice.
Guide to 7,000 graduate and 5,400 undergraduate programs, financial aid, apply to 500 schools.
Get Recruited by Colleges and Universities
Students visiting the site can get recruited by, and receive scholarship information from, colleges, universities, and graduate schools. Scholarships is offering two ongoing scholarships per year, valued at $1,500 USD each. We are interested in helping students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning, have a drive to improve themselves, and a desire to improve society in general. Winners will be determined by the HotelsCheap Executive team each Spring and Fall semester.
IIE Passport
Information on programs and sponsoring organizations for students planning to study abroad, maintained by the Institute of International Education.
OPE Campus Security Statistics
Provides statistics on crimes at over 6000 colleges, covering the last three years.
Become A Paralegal
Planning to become a paralegal? Know your options: there are all sorts of paralegal training programs available, from certificates to master's degrees.
Includes full-text search of over 1,000 in-depth descriptions of two- and four-year colleges.
Peterson's CollegeQuest
3,766 colleges searched, applications to 1,000 schools, and financial aid information.
Quit smoking and breathe easy.
Princeton Review's online search and selection for 4,000 schools, and applications for 500 of them.
Tobacco Free Campus
The home for tabacco-free campus policy.
The Ultimate Guide to Building a CV
Preparing a professional Curriculum Vitae (CV).
US News Online's College Rankings
Sortable ranking tables, searchable directory, comparison worksheet, and more.
U.S. Universities & Community Colleges
Links to college homepages.
"Committed to connecting college media with each other and the world. Each day U-WIRE collects and distributes over 200 student produced stories to both U-WIRE members and professional media outlets." Links to on-line college newspapers.
University of California System
Undergraduate application for the eight UC campuses (also has the school codes listed).
California State University System
Undergraduate application for the CSU campuses.

Did You Know…?

One in every five community college students in the nation attends a California community college. California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Absolutely Scholarships
Search two scholarship databases for free.
FAFSA on the Web
Online "Free Application for Federal Student Aid."
FastWeb Scholarship Search
Free college and scholarship searches.
Federal Trade Commission
Information on scholarship scams.
FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
"The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid."
Calls itself the largest & fastest free college scholarship search on the Internet.
"A database of over 2.5 million awards worth over $21.6 billion - the largest on the Net. …The profile-driven search helps you find the aid best-tailored to you."
Free scholarship search that connects high school, college, and grad school students to a database of over 400,000 awards worth over $1.1 billion.
U.S. Department of Education Student Financial Assistance
"Help for every stage of the financial aid process, whether you're in school or out of school."
Direct Consolidation Loans
Information on consolidating your school loans.
California Student Aid Commission
Information on the CalGrant.
Information on loans and copy of loan deferment form.

Career and Job Search Information

America's Career InfoNet
Helpful new occupational site.
BrainTrack's Colleges and Career Guide
In-depth US career profiles and college listings as well as degree and wage statistics for over 400 occupations that commonly require college or university education for entry or advancement.
Bureau of Labor Statistics' Projections
Supplements Occupational Outlook with articles concerning the projected future of particular occupations.
California Occupational Guides
"A series of about 300 information sheets covering individual occupations or groups of related occupations. They provide statewide information about job duties, working conditions, employment outlook, wages, benefits, entrance requirements, and training."
Career Overview
A comprehensive career and job search resources guide.
College Grad Job Hunter: The #1 Entry Level Job Site
Preparation, resumes, interviews, negotiations, salaries, career information, etc.
U.S. News Colleges and Careers Center
One of the four sections covers careers, jobs, internships.
Job Hunters Bible
Designed as a supplement to the book, What Color Is Your Parachute; leads you to many other good career sites.
JobStar California Job Search Guide
One of the best sites to research careers, employers; find salary information, guides to resume; and access job listings.
The Ladders (Executive Job Search) is where $100k+ talent finds $100k+ jobs. Every job listed on is screened by a team of experts, so they only post the best, top paying jobs in management and many more.
Librarians' Index to the Internet: Jobs and Careers
Wonderful list of reviewed and summarized sites.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Begin researching careers here.
Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online
OOQ Online provides practical information on jobs and careers and covers a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
7 Things You Need to Know to Win the Digital Job Hunt
Tips for online job seeking.

Other Important Sites

Access America for Students
Student Gateway to the U.S. Government gives "students access to information about financial aid, career development, education planning, consumer protection, and a wide variety of other topics."
These are the personal stories of individuals who have been through or are still involved in the welfare system.
Honors the lives of women who face the challenge of continuing their educations while receiving aid.

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