Prepare for college
Think College (US Dept of Education)
It's never too early or too late to think about planning for college. The U.S. Department of Education has some excellent resources for you at this site.
Preparing for College (US Department of Education)
Education beyond high school can give you choices that may not otherwise be possible, open doors to better paying positions, and give you the opportunity to do the things you enjoy most. Find out what you need to do to prepare!
Interactive Budget Calculator (US Dept of Education)
This valuable budgeting tool from the Department of Education lets you enter estimated income and expenses and determine your financial need for the school year. Borrow only what you need!
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.
Federal Student Aid - FAFSA4caster
If you want to begin exploring your financial aid options and get an early start on the financial aid process, FAFSA4caster is for you! By using FAFSA4caster, you and your family will receive an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid.
TEACH Grant Program
The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to four thousand dollars per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
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.
Federal Aid First
Thinking about attending college? Will you need a loan? If so, think Federal Aid First! Federal loans usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment options than loans from banks or other private sources.
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!
America's Literacy Directory - Programs for Adults
Is higher education in your future? America's Literacy Directory can help with GED prep or English as a second language programs, even math help. Search for programs near you. Sponsored by the Natl Institute for Literacy.
Office of Postsecondary Education (US Dept of Education)
The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) administers and supports projects that broaden access to higher education, including the TRIO programs. Learn more about how OPE works with your school to help further your college education.
Publications and Products (US Dept of Education)
The U.S. Department of Education publishes a wealth of information for teachers, administrators, policymakers, researchers, parents, students, and others with a stake in education. You will find many of these publications on this WWW Server.
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.
Federal TRIO Programs (US Dept of Education)
The Federal TRIO Programs are six educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support low income, disabled, and first- generation college students, and help them progress from middle school through grad school.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYMentor (NY State Higher Education Services Corp)
NYMentor is a free service of NY State that helps students plan and prepare for college. Learn about NY colleges and financial aid programs, choose a school, and get answers to your questions here.
MyMilitaryEducation.org EXIT disclaimer
Created by MN Dept. of VA and MN Online to serve the unique higher ed needs of veterans, military members and their families. Information about education benefits, state schools and related issues from a team of experienced advisors and counselors.
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.
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).
Prepararse (Departamento de Educacion de los Estados Unidos )
Si usted sigue con sus estudios despuis de la escuela secundaria, puede disponer de opciones que de otra manera serman imposibles, asm como conseguir puestos mejor remunerados y tener la oportunidad de hacer las cosas que mas le gusten.