Student Resources

College Career Planning

Accredited & Affordable Colleges Online has created free, in-depth resources to help students find accredited, budget-friendly online college and university degree programs.

Armed Forces Careers lets you check out military careers and benefits.

BestSchools.com has a thorough and user-friendly FAFSA guide that lets students get the support they qualify for to start or continue their education.

College Board site has a scholarship search, a career search, and a college search. See if you can answer the SAT Question of the Day.

College, College Scholarships, and Online Degrees is developed by a team of veteran professional educators who have developed this and other websites to make it as easy as possible for students of all ages to pursue post secondary education.

Collegexpress is a good site for the transfer student. Also has financial aid information.

College Net has links to college sites, scholarship sites, and links to other interesting sites.

College View has college and career information. It also has a virtual reality college tour.

Go College has a search engine that will search for the right college for you; based on your selection criteria.

GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine has one of the largest databases of scholarships on the web. It's free to use and requires no personal information.

EdRef College Search Directory offers free detailed information on thousands of US colleges, universities, and post-secondary trade schools. School info includes admission requirements, degrees & majors, contact info, test scores, student diversity, religious affiliations, athletics, tuition expenses, etc.

Educational Testing Service site has the testing and deadline dates for the SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and LSAT. Access to US News online information on schools and aid.

Embark.com has information and advice on scholarships, loans, grants, fellowships, work-study programs, and other funding sources.

FastWeb has a Financial Aid Calculator, EFC estimates, and links to financial aid offices.

Financial Aid Information Page is a comprehensive site with sources of aid and loans, special interest sites, and links to vendors.

Homeless and Low-Income Higher Education, created by Accredited & Affordable Colleges Online, has special guide to help college students who struggle with reliable housing, bills, tuition and other financial challenges.

How to Study for the GRE is a comprehensive guide for preparing for the GRE.

Michigan Career Portal: Get skills, explore careers, find work from the State of Michigan.

MoneyGeek has a finance guide that helps students understand common (and uncommon) ways of financing your education or lowering your expenses.

MoneyGeek has another resource guide for homeless and low-income students. Learn how to cover the costs of tuition, housing, meals, text books, medical care, and more. Find out how best to balance work and school too.

Online College Guide is a great free resource for finding the best online college. It features hundreds of verified consumer reviews alongside the information you need to make an informed decision.

Peterson guides are well respected books in the educational field. Their online site has the same quality as their books.

Sallie Mae funds educational loans. Take Financial Aid 101, download a brochure, or try one of the calculators.

Scholarship Help is written for students, by students. Contains plenty of information about the scholarship process.

Smart Scholar's Guide to Student Loan Resources is a comprehensive list of informational websites that give you the most in-depth information on taking and repaying student loans to help finance your college education.

Student Loan Guide: look here for an excellent resource that will help you make the right consumer decision when selecting your student loan.

Homework Help

General Reference
Noodle Tools: A free website that contains NoodleBib that helps with bibliographies and NoodleQuest which provides search strategy assistance.

Atlapedia: For a term paper on China or a quiz on France, here are maps and facts on government, culture, climate and more.

Project Gutenburg: A searchable, full-text library of classic books – everything from Shakespeare’s As You Like It to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Warlord of Mars.

The Annenberg/CPB Project Exhibits Collection: A great place to start. Contains information on subjects from why civilizations collapse to what makes us who we are. The site also has some interactive features including a personality test and a chance to design your own roller coaster.

The Discovery Channel Online: Site offers a wide variety of stories related to the tv program. Learn about everything!

The Exploratorium’s Ten Cool Sites, the best in science, art, and education sites: This site presents ten cool sites in each topic. This is a great place to find good stuff on the Internet.

Information Please Almanac: The online version of the popular reference book for facts and statistical information.

My Virtual Reference Desk: Link to other online reference tools like dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, thesauri, quotation books, and other sources.

Study Web: Provides a place to do research that goes beyond traditional search engines by providing ratings and grade levels for the links it suggests. Good place to find a research topic.

Books & Writing
Internet Classics Archive
: Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors. Contains full-text versions.

IPL Research & Writing for High School and College Students: A great resource from the Internet Public Library to help you write that term paper.

Merriam Webster Dictionary: A dictionary, thesaurus and more. Also offers word games and bit of language history.

Strunk’s Elements of Style: The online version of the “must have” style bible.

Math & Science
The Biology Project: is an interactive online resource for learning biology from the University of Arizona.

How Stuff Works: How does a car engine work? What makes the inside of your refrigerator cold? Use this site to find out the answers to these burning questions and more.

The Math Forum Home Page: is dedication to encouraging communication in the mathematical community making math-related web resources accessible, and providing high quality math and math education content to a variety of audiences. Whether you are looking for interactive math problems or need to submit a question to Dr. Math you will find quality information at the Math Forum.

Scientific American: Articles from the current issue of the magazine and links related to the featured articles.

Math is Power: features a national resource registry where students and parents come to find information about math and science programs in their communities.

History & Government
Labyrinth
: Georgetown University’s Labyrinth is a good place to start for medieval history.

PBS History: The site relates to programs shown on PBS. Learn about world history and people such as Buckminster Fuller and Richard Wright.

Job Searching


Boostapal has an exhaustive compilation of information that young people can use in their after school job search.