• www.finaid.org – the “Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid”
    • This link provides a comprehensive list of financial aid sources, including scholarships, loans and military aid.  The site also features calculators to help determine the cost of college, how much people need to save, Expected Family Contribution and student loan repayment
  • www.nasfaa.org – the “National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators”
    • This link includes additional links to college access resources to help students and parents plan and prepare for college.
  • www.collegeboard.org – the “College Board”
    • This link includes information about how to register and prepare for the SAT, apply online for colleges, and explore college and career options.  The site also includes advice on securing financial aid.
  • www.actstudent.org – the “ACT”
    • This link includes information to help students prepare and register online for the ACT exam, obtain scores, and explore information about financial aid, career planning and college planning.
  • www.knowhow2go.org – “Lumina Foundation for Education and Ad Council by the American Council on Education”
    • This link encourages students in grades eight through 10 to prepare for college.  The site includes four simple steps students can follow and grade-by-grade activities to purse to get ready for college.
  • www.usafunds.org – “USA Funds”
    • This link provides information about college planning and managing a student loan, a loan repayment calculator, and forms and publications for students and parents.  The “students section” provides step-by-step tutorials on the entire “going to college” process – from preparation to repaying loans.
  • www.kscolleges.org – “Kansas Independent College Association”
    • This link offers links to the sites of 18 independent colleges in Kansas.
  • www.learningquest.com – “Kansas Learning Quest Education Savings Program”
    • This link provides information about the 529 college investment plan.  Also included on this site are program forms, college investment tools and resources, and details about opening accounts online or by mail.
  • www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator - “U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics”
    • This link sponsors the College Navigator site.  Students, parents, high school counselors and others interested in postsecondary education in the United States can compare profiles of more than 7,000 college and universities, and search by location, program or major, or other institutional characteristics.
  • www.ed.gov – “Department of Education” home page
    • This link includes details about federal financial aid programs and links to related topics and sites.
  • www.studentaid.ed.gov – “Department of Education Financial Aid”
    • This link provides financial information and strategies for paying for and gaining admissions to college.
  • www.fafsa.gov – “Department of Education Free Application for Financial Student Aid”
    • This site gives prospective students the opportunity to complete the FAFSA online.  Other features include information about aid programs, federal school codes and a link to www.pin.ed.gov, where students can apply for a Federal Student Aid personal identification number.  Use the PIN to apply online for aid and access to federal student aid records online.

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