Helpful Web Sites

Financial Aidhttp://www.finaid.org/

NCAA Athletic Eligibility http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/

FAFSA - Financial Aid http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Paper copies of FAFSA are no longer available to schools; instead a student must request up to three copies from 1-800-4-FED-AID or www.edpubs.org. You may download a PDF of the FAFSA at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov. FastWeb has produced a five-minute video that explains what FAFSA is, and helps with the process. Visit www.fastweb.com/sp/fafsavideo to view the short video. 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSAwww.finaid.ucsb.edu/Media/FAFSASimplification/index.html

FAFSA Tips - 1. Apply online using www.fafsa.ed.gov. 2. Check deadlines -Be aware of your state's and your school's application deadlines. While there is no deadline for applying for federal student aid, you should apply as early as possible after January 1st of each year that you will attend college. Some state and school aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 3. Collect the information you need to complete the FAFSA (*Your social security number and your parents' social security numbers; *Your driver's licencse number, if you have one; *Your alien registration number, if you are not a US citizen; *Your federal tax returns and income information). 4. Check your FAFSA. After you complete the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Review the information carefully and make any necessary corrections. 5. Respond immediately to any request from your school for additional information.

Adventures in Education - Planning and paying for college, finding a career, managing your money, and much more. For more info visit: www.aie.org 

NEW! BigFuture Financial Aid Website - Find colleges, pay for college, make a college plan, etc. For more info visit: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Crucial for all seniors and their families! Free webinar hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling on December 7. If you or your students would like to learn the basics about the FAFSA, you may register for the webinar at this site:http://www.nacacnet.org/EventsTraining/Webinars/Pages/FAFSAEssentialsandUpdates.aspx

Federal Student Aid http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ orhttp://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp

 http://www.nextstepu.com/ Organize planning for your college journey; check out careers; search for colleges; free college planning E-Mag! Enter to win free tuition! Visit: http://www.nextstepu.com/request-free-tuition-scholarship.aspx?clientId=5707

Home page - Visit NextStepU Magazine for helpful tools and details on how students can Win Free College Tuitionhttp://www.NextStepU.com

College Match- A quick, interactive tool to help students find the right collegehttp://www.NextStepU.com/College-Search

Step by Step – Our new College planning timeline guides students at every step http://www.NextStepU.com/Plan-for-College

Counselor page – Free college night handouts to print and share with students and parents, as well as articles on professional development. http://www.NextStepU.com/Counselor

Community – Chat about college, careers and planning life after high school. There, teens can also enter our $100 writing contest http://www.NextStepU.com/Community

NEW! Admissions.com www.admissions.com 
A new website that offers students, parents and educators useful tools, tips and information about the college admissions process.

Homework Help http://www.homeworkalabama.org/

Standardized Test Help http://www.learnatest.com/

College Surfing http://www.collegesurfing.com/content/cat/alabama/467/

Lunch-Money.com http://www.lunch-money.com/

AXA Achievement http://www.axa-achievement.com/

Alabama Student Loan Program http://www.alstudentaid.com/

The Student Loan People http://www.studentloanpeople.com/

Alabama Mentor http://www.alabamamentor.org/

Alabama Commission on Higher Education http://www.ache.state.al.us/

The Alabama College System http://www.acs.cc.al.us/

QuestBridge - 2011 National College Match program which helps outstanding low-income students gain admission and full four-year scholarships to leading colleges. The National College Match application is available on their website and is due September 30, 2011.

What Will They Learn? - a guide to what college rankings don't tell you www.whatwilltheylearn.com 

Trade Schools, Colleges and Universities http://www.trade-schools.net/ - Universities, Colleges & Trade Schools, the leading online education portal, helps you acquire information from education institutions across the US and Canada.