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College Search & Information Websites

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ACT and SAT test preparation  

  • ACT information, registration and scores
  • SAT information, registration and scores
  • Applerouth offers online tutoring and test prep services for all major standardized tests
  • Arborbridge offers online personalized tutoring and test prep services
  • Mindfish offers local group and 1-on-1 ACT, SAT and academic tutoring
  • Moser Educational Services offers local ACT, SAT and academic 1-on-1 tutoring

Financial Aid

  • Get a FSA ID to fill out the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to submit after October 1.  This official site is a free service.
  • FAFSA4Caster calculates your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).
  • College in Colorado College Opportunity Fund provides a stipend funding for up to 145 credit hours for eligible Colorado students attending a participating Colorado public college or university. Sign up now!
  • CSS (College Scholarship Service) Profile is a financial aid profile required by a subset of selective colleges to be submitted after October 1.  There is also an interactive presentation available to guide you.
  • College Affordability is a fee-only financial planning firm that specializes in the entire college funding process 
  • College Affordability and Transparency Center U.S. Department of Education’s site providing information on costs for each college, as well as net price calculator access.
  • CollegeBoard features EFC and College Cost Calculators.
  • FinAid - Explains various financial aid programs available and includes a "SmartStudent" Guide to Financial Aid including calculators
  • Mapping Your Future - “Managing Your Money” menu option will provide access to “Calculators.” The Student loan debt/salary wizard tool helps estimate earnings required to pay off student loan debt.
  • 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA is a very helpful online tutorial on how to fill out the FAFSA presented by the University of California
  • $ALT is an outstanding resource for financial education tools and resources for college and beyond
  • Student Aid on the Web offers free information from the US Dept. of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) allows students who are residents of certain Western states to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating college programs outside of their home state.

Scholarship Searches

  • Cappex - scholarship overview and search assistance
  • CollegeNet - free online scholarship search 
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Directory links to a wide variety of scholarships.
  • Fastweb - website for scholarship search and financial aid advice
  • Scholarships - free online scholarship search
  • Please note:  Do NOT pay for online scholarship services.  Most are happy to take your money with little or no results.  


  • Common Application - college application and supplements accepted by over 800 member institutions.  (The newest version is now available, but essay prompts may not yet be updated.)
  • Universal Application - college application and supplements accepted by a select group of colleges
  • Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success - new portfolio-based application used by nearly 100 colleges
  • ZeeMee - phone app that creates a profile used to supplement the college application to over 200 colleges


  • NCAA Eligibility Center - Explore this site to learn more about the NCAA, its athletics divisions, its sports and other information about collegiate athletics.
  • NAIA Eligibility Center for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 300 member schools.
  • beRecruited - connect with over 25,000 coaches in 31 sports
  • Scholarship Stats - odds of playing college sports and athletic scholarship sources

Majors & Career Planning

  • Glassdoor provides an inside look at potential jobs and employers
  • MyMajors provides searches and articles on majors and careers
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook helps you research potential salary ranges by occupation and region
  • PayScale provides a survey and salary report as well as tips to help you accomplish your career goals
  • Roadtrip Nation provides interviews with hundreds of professionals to help you "Define Your Road in Life"
  • provides articles on majors, jobs and earning potential
  • offers videos on thousands of subjects including majors and careers
  • TryEngineering provides helpful insights and articles about engineering careers

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