College Planning

If you’re thinking about life after high school, you may want more information on testing, college, and financial aid. If you’re not sure what type of book to look for, ask a librarian! We’re always happy to help.

Recommended Websites 

CareerOneStop Students and Career Advisors
Determine what education fits with your career choice, learn how to pay for college, and find information about apprenticeships.

College Zone: Illinois Student Assistance Commission (iSAC)
This is a comprehensive site for student aid resources, information on choosing a college or learning about career options.

Online Colleges
Find information on accredited schools that offer college degrees online.

FAFSA on the Web – Federal Student Aid
The online Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step in obtaining aid.

Ultimate FAFSA Resource Guide from SmartScholar
Use the trusted sites in this guide to help you navigate the FAFSA and the world of federal student aid.

The largest and most frequently updated online financial aid database, Fastweb allows students to search for scholarships and aid by entering their own personal profile.

Federal Student Aid, An Office of the U.S. Department of Education
Find information about selecting and applying for schools, financial aid eligibility, and instructions on submitting a financial aid application.

Internet Public Library, Teen Division
Get some ideas and information about what’s next after high school. You’ll find college and university profiles, community and junior college info, and professional and technical education resources.

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