USEFUL Web Sites

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This is a tremendous “one stop shop” for a variety of helpful information: online SAT registration, test dates, college searh program, AP exam preparation, SAT practice questions, estimating what a family’s EFC (expected Family Contribution) might be, apply online to colleges.

www.fafsa.ed.gov 

Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 2.30.03 PM                                                                                                         The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can be filled online plus helpful instructions for filling out the form.

www.finaid.org                                                                                                                   Lots of information on scholarships and financial aid.  Do a sample “need analysis” to find what your EFC ( Expected Family Contribution) might be.

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                                                                               Fill out and submit the Oregon Student Access Commission scholarship applications (OSAC) (includes the Ford Scholarship Program), and link with several other free sources of scholarship information. Application open November, Early Bird Deadline: February 15th, Deadline: March 1st.

OSAC Scholarship Application Personal Statements(Word limit of 1,000 character limit for each statement):

  1. What are your specific education plans and career goals and why? What inspires you to achieve them?
  2. What have you done for your family or community that you care about the most and why?
  3. Describe a personal accomplishment and the strengths and skills you used to achieve them?
  4. Describe a significant change or experience that has occurred in your life. How did you respond and what did you learn about yourself?

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www.act.org                                                                                                                        Another “one stop shop: for a variety of helpful information: online ACT registration, test dates, apply to colleges online, a college search program, financial need estimator, link to virtual college tours, ACT test taking tips and practice test questions.

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www.gocollege.com                                                                                                          Another “one stop shopping” site.  Do a college search. Link to scholarship search sites.  Free SAT practice.

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www.number2.com                                                                                                           A great site for free practice for the SAT/PSAT as well as vocabulary expanding exercises.  Free practice for the GRE (Graduate School Exam).

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www.fastweb.com                                                                                                             Do a free scholarship search.  Do a free college search.  Get tips on careers, financial aid and the college application process.  Download applications for more than 700 colleges.

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www.wiredscholar.com                                                                                                       This comprehensive site reveals tips and strategies to effectively apply and get accepted to college.

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www.princetonreview.com                                                                                               The Princeton Review site has a fun feature called Counselor-O-Matic which rates your chances of getting into a specific school.

 

 

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