Resources

COLLEGE SEARCH RESOURCES

The College Board

Offers information about nearly 4,000 two-year and four-year colleges and universities, as well as the PSAT and SAT, and AP classes and exams. (The site’s searchable college database can be found at https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org.)


College Personality Quiz

Posted on the US News and World Report’s website and designed by Steven R. Antonoff, based on quizzes in his book College Match.


National Association for College Admissions Counseling

The largest professional association for school counselors, independent counselors and college admissions staff.  NACAC holds national college fairs around the country that feature hundreds of colleges and universities.  The schedule of fairs is posted at http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/Pages/default.aspx.


Colleges That Change Lives

Operated by a non-profit organization and based on a book, both of the same name. The book profiles a group of colleges that provide an outstanding college experience, but are not as prominent at the top-ranked schools. The schools later joined together to create the organization.  The site provides information about the member colleges and about the college search process in general.

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

Federal Student Aid

A site of the US Department of Education that offers comprehensive information about federal student aid, including grants, loans, and work-study.


DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education

DC government site with information about aid for DC students, including the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG) and the Mayor’s Scholarship Undergraduate Fund.


Maryland Higher Education Commission

State government site with information about aid for Maryland students, including need-based grants; legislative, merit-based and career-based scholarships; and aid for unique populations.


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

State government site with information about aid for Virginia students, including the Commonwealth Award, Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program, and Tuition Assistance Grant Program.


CSS PROFILE

The College Board’s site for the CSS PROFILE, the “common application” for institutional and private scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
A searchable database of scholarship opportunities.


https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-and-scholarships/how-to-spot-scholarship-scams
What to look for to be sure you are not falling for a scam.


www.StudentScholarshipSearch.com and http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/ebook/
A website with a searchable scholarship database and a free e-book with step-by-step guidance to finding and applying for scholarships.