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Planning for College

Website for applying to colleges:
 

https://www.applytexas.org- Create your profile and apply to any university, college or school in Texas. Also has a link to apply for scholarships and upload essays. One application to apply to several colleges or universities at once.  Application fees apply for each submitted application per college or university.

View the comprehensive list of Scholarships and get busy applying! 

Websites that can help with financial aid  

Deal Aid   

www.finaid.org – links to: scholarships, grants, loans, graduate aid  

www.niche.com- college/major search, scholarship links 

www.scholarshipowl.com- Scholarship applications that are sent straight to your email 

www.studentaid.gov – information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school

FAFSA- Apply for financial aid. All seniors beginning with the Class of 2021 are required to complete FAFSA by the State of Texas.

www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org – this site’s mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable

www.texastuitionpromisefund.com-This site helps families prepare for the cost of college. Through this program, families can start as young as one year old setting aside money for college. 

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/financial-aid-hispanic-students-This website has lots of information about finding a good college, applying for college, what you need to know to prepare your student for college, and financial options for paying for college. 

Websites that help with finding scholarships:

www.fastweb.com – create a profile and let fastweb do the research for you-helps with college admissions, scholarships, and other college resources

www.myscholly.com – mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college

www.cashcourse.org – information for college students to stay financially informed

·         www.cksf.org – educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels

www.scholarships.com – free college scholarship search and financial aid information

www.scholarshipamerica.org – provides information and resources for your scholarship search

www.latinocollegedollars.org – scholarship information for Latino students

www.dellscholars.org – Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance

www.scholarshipacademy.org – offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options and build solid scholarship profile