Scholarship Scams (US Federal Trade Commission)
Need money for college? Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams. The Federal Trade Commission cautions students on how to discover fraud.
Gear Up Program (US Dept of Education)
The Gear Up program is dedicated to increasing the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in college. Learn about the program here, then talk to a counselor at your school to apply.
Information for Parents (US Dept of Education)
Visit this page for links to great online information for parents from the U.S. Department of Education. You'll find information here about financial aid, early college planning, and family involvement in education.
Getting Ready for College Early (US Dept of Education)
An excellent resource for parents of children in middle school and junior high to help them help their children prepare for educational success in college.
Savings Bonds for Education (US Dept of the Treasury)
Learn about the Education Tax Exclusion, which allows US savings bond interest to be excluded from Federal income tax the year that the bonds are redeemed to pay qualified higher education expenses. Great information and links!
Campus Security Statistics (US Dept of Education)
Your direct link to reported crimes for over 6000 colleges and universities in the U.S. Whether you're thinking of attending a large university, a small liberal arts college, or a community college you'll find their security statistics here.
Virginia College Savings Plan
The Virginia College Savings Plan offers families the opportunity to participate in a qualified state college tuition program with both prepaid and savings trust investment options.
Office of Migrant Education (US Dept of Education)
The Office of Migrant Education at the U.S. Department of Education has programs and resources available to help further the education of migrant and seasonal workers and their college- bound children.
College Planning Guide - Building Toward a Better Future (US Dept of Energy)
The College Planning Guide provides useful information and tips on preparing for college and becoming a successful applicant for college admission. To get printed copies, in English or Spanish, write to email@example.com.
Golden State ScholarShare College Savings Trust (State of California)
California offers families a college savings program based on IRS rules for qualified tuition programs that can help California families and others save in order to meet the increasing costs of higher education.
The official kids' portal for the U.S. government. Kids.gov links to more than 1,200 kid-friendly Web sites that covers information for kids in Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, and Educators.
No Child Left Behind - Parents' Guide (US Dept of Education)
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is based on four basic education reform principles, and asks K- 12 schools to measure their success in terms of what each student accomplishes. Find out how to start your child on the road to college education.
Hurricane Katrina Info for Students & Parents (US Dept of Education)
Get help here for students and parents whose schools or families have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. Important info, links, and questions & answers, from the office of Federal Student Aid (FSA).
LearnMore Resource Center (IN Commission for Higher Education)
Indiana's Pre-K to college connection! From birth to college, here's advice for how you can help your son or daughter at every stage of growth get the foundation needed to succeed in life.
Parent Resource Centers (US Dept of Education)
Many states offer resources to empower parents, get them involved in their children's learning, and strengthen partnerships between families and educators so all children achieve high educational standards. Find what your state offers.
Oklahoma College Savings Plan
The Oklahoma College Savings Plan provides a flexible way to save for children's future college tuition. It offers a choice of investment options, tax advantages, and can be used at any qualified college in the U.S. or abroad.
College Drinking - Changing the Culture (Natl Institutes of Health)
The Task Force on College Drinking provides research-based information about the nature and extent of dangerous drinking to students, parents, high schools and colleges, communities, and others. Get the facts at their website!
Washington DC College Savings Plan
Learn how to save for college and the value of starting early. If you're a DC resident, this web site offers you a wealth of information and directions on how to enroll in a 529 college savings plan.
Higher Education Ctr for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
The Higher Education Center works with colleges to help reduce student problems caused by alcohol, other drug use, and interpersonal violence. Excellent resources for students, parents, and educators, funded by the U.S. Dept of Education.
Federal Student Aid Natural Disaster Information
The U.S. Department of Education provides links to information the Department has posted related to the impact of the natural disasters on students, colleges, and financial institutions that participate in the federal student assistance programs.