Big Future- Learn more about individual colleges, careers and payment methods for college.
College Navigator– Compiled by the Department of Education, this site provides information and resources about postsecondary schools in the United States. Information about tuition and fees, enrollment statistics and campus security is provided.
Michigan College Access Portal - The Michigan College Access Portal provides free support for all students and families in Michigan to simplify the process of transitioning from high school to college and career. MichiganCAP offers students, parents, counselors and adult learners easy-to-use web-based, personalized tools to insure that each step in the process of choosing and applying for college is completed successfully.
Michigan Education Saving Program - Administered by the Michigan Department of Treasury, the Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP) gives you a way to start saving today to prepare for a child's college education.
Michigan Education Trust – MET allows parents, grandparents, businesses and others to pre-purchase undergraduate tuition for a child residing in Michigan at any Michigan public university or college, including 28 public community colleges.
Security on Campus - Unique non-profit grass roots organization dedicated to safe campuses for college and university students. Find out campus crime stats, the laws governing campus reporting of crime, and preventive measures.
ACT & SAT Preparation and Information:
ACT - Information about the ACT test including registration.
SAT registering and SAT schedules
Kaplan - Offers free practice SAT and ACT tests.
Learn a Test - Offered to Michigan residents ONLY. Practice the ACT, PSAT, and SAT online. Stop into your local library to create your free account for access from any computer with Internet service.
Boren Awards for International Study - Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations.
Students Abroad – This U.S. State Department site provides all the information you need to know to safely study abroad.
Study Abroad - Comprehensive directory of study abroad programs, including summer study abroad, internship, service learning and volunteer abroad programs, high school study abroad, intensive language programs and more, all organized by subject or country or city.
Student Aid on the Web – Start your financial aid search at this U.S. Department of Education website.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid - Complete the free FAFSA online at the official government website .
Paying for College : Student Financial Aid – "One-stop-shop" for the administration of Michigan's scholarship and grant programs including the Michigan Promise scholarship.
Fastweb – Create your free profile and access free personalized scholarship matching. Also find job and internships for college students.
FinAid – Comprehensive source of student financial aid information.
Scholarships.com – Free scholarship search.
Schoolgrantsblog.com - Offers detailed information on various types of school grants, including Pell, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity, minority, and state grants. Includes information on how to apply for each grant and application writing tips.
SallieMae College Answer – Comprehensive planning for college site including college and scholarship search information. Includes counselor and parents section.
GI Bill – Access this official Veterans Affairs website for comprehensive information about the various education benefits available to veterans.
College Rankings and Directories:
America's Best Colleges – Access U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings.
Collegeboard – Create your personal profile and access a wealth of college information including college rankings, scholarships, PSAT, SAT, and Advanced Placement test information.
College Confidential – Access hundreds of pages of articles about choosing a college, getting into the college you want, how to pay for it, and much more. Site also includes a busy discussion forum.
College Data - Your online college advisor! Choose, prepare, apply and pay for college with advice and tools from CollegeData. Get college admission help. Search for colleges & scholarships.
College Navigator–Created by the National Center for Educational Statistics, this site will help you select the right college by allowing you to build a list of schools for side-by-side comparisons.
College Net – Unique site where you are rewarded for your opinions. Create a profile, post to topic/video forums and if others like what you say, they'll vote for you. If you like what they say, you can vote for them. Casting and receiving votes earns you points. Earn the most points this week and you earn the money!
College Prowler – The only college guide written by students for students. Find out the inside scoop here.
Peterson's College Planner : Student Edition – Find a school, prepare for tests, and access information on scholarships and financial aid.
Princeton Review College Rankings
College Survival Skills from Clemson University
College Health and Safety – Access this U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention website for current information on college health and safety.
BJ Pinchbeck’s College Companion – BJ offers admission advice, but mainly addresses the practical side of college life such as recipes, social skills, study skills, and more.
Parenting a College Student from the University of Michigan