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The AVID Center Website provides information for students, parents and educators; www.avid.org.

College Applications

Texas Common Application - ApplyTexas was created through a collaborative effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the colleges and universities represented on the site. The goal of the project is to offer a centralized means for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions available in Texas.

The Common Application - The Common Application currently provides both online and print versions of its First-year and Transfer Applications. Nearly 400 institutions are members and represent the full range of higher education institutions in the US: public and private, large and small, highly selective and modestly selective, and East Coast, West Coast, and every region in between.

HBCU Common Application - EDU, Inc. was developed to augment the recruitment efforts of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and to increase the number of educational opportunities for students nationwide. Complete the EDU, Inc. online application and have it delivered to 34 HBCU Member Institutions for $35.


College Search

www.youniversitytv.com
Provides virtual tours with over 2,000 exclusive college and career related videos, to help you find out what colleges and careers are really like!

www.collegefortexans.com
The most important thing to remember about preparing for college is to start as soon as possible. It’s never too early to begin gathering information and to create a step-by-step plan. This website will help you get going, with info about choosing a college, the tests you need, the costs you can expect and more.

www.firstinthefamily.org
First in the Family is packed with useful resources and heartfelt stories from students who are the first in their families to go to college. The website guides students through the key issues facing first-generation students—from cultural conflict to academic challenges.

www.csocollegecenter.org
CSOCollege Center - A website targeted at first-generation, low income and minority students. Includes an “ask the experts” section where you can send in questions online.

www.collegeboard.com
The College Board offers a variety of tools and resources to help you prepare and plan for college. Use the College MatchMaker to generate a list of colleges that match your preferences. Create and manage your personal list of colleges with My Organizer. Get ready for the SAT by taking an official, free practice test.

www.campuscompare.com
CampusCompare is a free, comprehensive online resource for college-bound students searching for the school that is right for them. The website offers data on a range of topics—including academics, campus life, athletics, college trends, financial aid, scholarships and more—for more than 3,000 colleges and universities. Search, compare and connect with schools in one all-inclusive site that features a number of fun and interactive tools.

www.collegegrazing.com
College Grazing offers free, interactive self-discovery surveys to help you identify your college needs and desires. Based on the premise that self-awareness leads to better college decisions, College Grazing offers immediate feedback about your college preferences, readiness, characteristics and much more.

www.mycollegeoptions.org
My College Options is a free service that provides students with the opportunity to create a personal online college and career planning profile. Students can match their individual needs, talents, abilities, goals and interests with the offerings of more than 3,500 accredited post-secondary institutions across the United States.

www.hacu.net
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents more than 390 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain.

www.christiancollegeguide.net
Search for Christian colleges and find helpful articles about campus life, financial aid, and more.

College Testing

www.actstudent.org
Includes information about registering for the ACT, test prep, financial need estimator, and tips on college and career planning.

www.collegeboard.com
Get ready for the SAT by taking an official, free practice test.

www.number2.com/exams/all/enroll.cfm?s=0
The Number2.com website offers students access to comprehensive free online test preparation courses for the SAT, ACT, and GRE.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

www.fafsa.gov
Free Application for Federal Student Aid- Apply for federal financial aid online.

www.pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp
Federal Student Aid Pin - Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.

www.collegeforalltexans.com/index.cfm?objectid=D465D848-EA0F-C0EA-5209BC8C89262877
Students ineligible for federal financial aid, but who qualify for state residency under House Bill 1403/Senate Bill 1528 are eligible to apply for state financial aid. To apply for state aid, you must first find out if the school that you are/will be attending accepts the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). There is also a TASFA Spanish application.

www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov/F4CApp/index/index.jsf
FAFSA4caster will help you get an early start on the financial aid process by providing you with an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid and giving you an experience similar to FAFSA on the Web.

www.fastweb.com
This free service from Monster.com allows users to search over 1.3 million scholarships worth more than $3 billion.

www.scholarshipexperts.com
ScholarshipExperts.com employs a professional staff of data researchers to maintain an up-to-date database of over 2.4 million scholarships worth more than $14.7 billion.


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