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- www.letscram.com: Students everywhere can get together and get their schoolwork done in a social environment.
- www.collegeboard.com: The College Board site includes advice for students and parents, a college search, online applications, and everything you need to know about SAT program testing and the CSS Financial Aid Profile.
- www.csumentor.edu: California State University application site and is the preferred application method. Create a high school planner, find the CSU campus that meets your needs, and take a virtual tour of a CSU.
- www.ucgateways.org: University of California application site that lets you plan high school courses so they meet UC admission requirements, offers free prep tests for SAT, ACT, take personality & career quizzes that help identify interests for college majors, financial aid options, & get support from UC staff.
- www.cccapply.org: California Community College application site. Compare colleges & learn key facts.
- http://cp.sbcconline.net/cp/home/loginf: Taking an SBCC course? Pipeline is a personalized web interface that links students and faculty to each other and the information they need. Great resource!!
- www.act.org: The official site of the ACT. Includes college search, online applications, advice, timelines, financial aid information & estimator, and lots of information on ACT Program Tests
- www.commonapp.org: Common Application for hundreds of colleges can be downloaded.
- www.petersons.com: The site includes a college search, advice, information on scholarships, and summer programs.
- www.princetonreview.com: Princeton Review is a well-known SAT test prep operation.
- www.kaptest.com: A newer version of the Kaplan test prep website.
- www.number2.com: Free test prep for SAT and ACT
- www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/: The magazine publisher and college ranker. Site includes a college search, college comparisons, information on financial aid and scholarships, and the famous rankings.
- www.campustours.com: Virtual tours of colleges including maps.
- www.californiacolleges.edu: California College search including public and private 4 & 2 year institutions.
- www.bbcunetwork.com/: Historically Black Colleges & Universities network. Includes information and resources related to HBCU's and links to the colleges' web sites.
- www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/rankings.htm: site sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Has links to many of the well-known and not so well-known rankings and college lists. www.ajcunet.edu/areas/ji/members.asp site hosted by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities; includes search.
- www.catholiccollegesonline.org/: site includes a directory of member institutions of the National Catholic College Admission Association.
- www.hillel.org: Info on Jewish life on 500 + campuses.
- www.fafsa.ed.gov: This is the site of the FAFSA on the Web. This is the preferred way to apply "online" for federal financial aid. You must request a PIN to apply online at www.pin.ed.gov.
- www.finaid.org: This website contains massive amounts of information about scholarships, grants, and loans. You can access the FastWeb through this address or directly using the next URL.
- www.fastweb.com: A scholarship database with over 400,000 entries. LARGEST FREE scholarship database.
- www.sbscholarship.org: Best local scholarship source - the S.B. Scholarship Foundation
- www.ed.gov/studentaid: Federal government provided information about financial aid.
- www.csac.ca.gov: California Student Aid Commission.
- www.salliemae.com: Need help on college funding sources? Sallie Mae is not a lender but works with banks to provide education loan services.
- www.college-scholarships.com: This site links out to numerous college admissions & scholarship options.
- www.edfund.org: A federal website providing aid for the whole financial aid process including loans.
- www.maldef.org: Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund contains legal info. Follow the "scholarship" links.
- www.sciencewise.com/molis: Info on minority scholarships and fellowships.
- www.uncf.org: United Negro College Fund
- www.icanaffordcollege.com: Need money to attend a California Community College? Log on TODAY! For information about fraudulent scholarship search scams check the Federal Trade Commission website at http://www.ftc.gov. Follow the link to "consumer protection"; then to "scholarship..."