The internet is a wonderful place. Please be aware, however, that for every great site out there, there seems to be a scam. I’ve noted some of these here, but please do your due diligence. Every effort is made to keep this list up to date. If a link is broken or the site no longer exists, please let me know so I can fix it. CSCC makes no guarantees that the information contained on these third-party sites is accurate. Please ensure that you double check all information.
There are tons of tools out there. It is a good idea to take a couple of tests to see what your learning style is, your personality type and perhaps some careers/college majors that might be good for you.
www.schoolbuff.com (look under “writing” and “college planning worksheets”)
These sites will allow you to enter your own data and parameters to generate a list of colleges that might be a good fit for you.
Can’t visit? Take a virtual tour.
There are many virtual tours on YouTube and on each college’s webpage!
No one wants to pay full price for college, but this is one of the areas in which the biggest scams exist. Please be very careful, know that the FAFSA form is free to complete (it’s called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and never pay for an online scholarship search.
US Department of Education Student Aid (this is a great overview site from the US Department of Education)
FAFSA (do NOT go to fafsa.com!)