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					General College & Career Search Information
ACT http://www.actstudent.org The ACT web site provides information for students about college, careers, and the ACT Assessment Test. America's Career Info Net http://www.acinet.org This site contains occupational information that will assist you in your employment search and give you information on current job markets. American Indian College Fund http://www.collegefund.org This site provides information on the American Indian College Fund, tribal colleges, and scholarship opportunities for Native Americans. ASVAB Career Exploration Program http://www.asvabprogram.com This web site helps you learn more about your interests and how to translate them into a career. Campus Career Center http://www.campuscareercenter.com Use this site to search for a job or get resume and interview tips. Campus Tours http://www.campustours.com Want to see what a campus looks like without driving across the country? This site provides virtual tours of colleges throughout the nation. Collegeboard http://www.collegeboard.com This is a complete site for planning for college, taking the SAT, finding the right college, getting into college, and paying for college. College Navigator http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ Use this web site to search for and compare potential colleges.

College Toolkit http://www.CollegeToolkit.com This comprehensive web site includes college, scholarship, and career searches. CollegeView http://www.collegeview.com This is a complete web site covering all aspects of college including college search, scholarship directory, virtual advisor, financial aid, test prep center, career center, and much more. Education Quest Activities Résumé https://www.fes.org/resume/login.asp?whichPage=f irstPage Track your high school accomplishments so that they are easy to provide on scholarship and college admission applications. Financial Aid for Native American Students http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtml This page provides information about financial aid for Native American students. Free SAT Exam School http://www.proprofs.com/sat/ This web site provides free information to help you prepare for the SAT exam. FREE Test Prep www.number2.com Free Test Prep for ACT, SAT, GRE General Education Development Testing Service http://www.acenet.edu/clll/ged If you need a GED to continue your education, this web site offers information to help. Going2College http://going2college.org This great web site offers links to the local resources that help you access college, as well as general college, financial aid, and career planning information. Junior Achievement Student Center http://studentcenter.ja.org Junior Achievement offers a great web site with information on personal finances and becoming an

entrepreneur plus some fun games. KnowHow2GO http://www.knowhow2go.org If you don't even know where to begin on the path to college, this site is for you, as it offers the basic steps on how to get there. Mapping Your Future http://mappingyourfuture.org This award-winning site provides information to help you plan your career, select a school, and pay for your education. Monster http://www.monster.com/ Learn about careers or search for a job at this site. Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco The information found on this interactive site will guide you through your skills and interests to qualifications, educational requirements, and salary estimates. Salary http://www.salary.com This site is dedicated to careers, including salary ranges for all parts of the nation and career management information. South Dakota Career InSite http://www.sdjobs.org/careerinsite/ Use this web site to learn more about careers and how to find the right one for you. Students.gov http://www.students.gov This government site provides information on planning and paying for education, career development, and community and military service. SuperCollege http://www.supercollege.com This comprehensive guide to college includes a college search, a scholarship search, admission tips, and Q & A forums. Ten Steps to College http://www.pbs.org/tenstepstocollege PBS offers information on planning for college in 10 easy steps through this site.

Test Prep Review http://www.testprepreview.com This web site offers free practice tests for the ACT, SAT, GED, and more. Two Year Community and Technical Institutions http://www.cset.sp.utoledo.edu/twoyrcol.html This web site provides information to persons seeking a two year community or technical opportunity.

Student Financial Aid
Completing the FAFSA http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/compl eting_fafsa/index.html This web site explains how to properly complete the FAFSA, the purpose of the questions, and how to report information in some unusual cases. FAFSA on the Web http://www.fafsa.ed.gov This site allows you to electronically complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it for processing online. FAFSA4caster http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov This U.S. Department of Education Site features a simplified version of the FAFSA for high school juniors to try. Federal Student Aid http://studentaid.ed.gov This site provides a step-by-step guide to college funding. FinAid http://www.finaid.org This site contains a financial aid calculator, a college cost projector, an educational savings plan designer, scholarship information, and much more. Pay for College http://mappingyourfuture.org/paying This Mapping Your Future page provides advice on how to pay for your education. PIN Registration http://www.pin.ed.gov Every college student that is interested in federal

student aid needs a Personal Identification Number (PIN) from the U.S. Department of Education. You can request a PIN and change your PIN on this site.

all the money basics, including sticking to a budget, paying for college, and planning for the future through this web site. Jump$tart Reality Check http://www.jumpstart.org/realitycheck Use this interactive web site to learn what it takes to afford the lifestyle that you want. Practical Money Skills http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com This web site was designed to help students learn to better manage money. Show Me the Future http://showmethefuture.org This interactive game from Mapping Your Future gives you a fun way to think about your future. Young Money http://www.youngmoney.com The Young Money web site helps young adults learn more about earning, managing, and spending their money.

Scholarship Searches
Please beware of scholarship searches and Financial Aid Administrators that charge excessive fees for their services. The following are free sites that allow you to search online for scholarships for which you may be eligible: FastWeb http://www.fastweb.com Search this site for scholarships for which you may be eligible. FinAid Unusual Scholarships http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/unusual.phtml This FinAid web page lists some of the most interesting scholarships available. See if one of them is right for you. MACH 25 http://www.collegenet.com/mach25 This scholarship search site offers you a database of 600,000 potential scholarship matches. Scholarship Scams http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/scholarship/ Don't get taken by phony scholarships search offers. Check out this site first. AZ Commission for Post-Secondary Education http://www.azhighered.org/ Great site that provides students details on Arizona specific financial aid opportunities. AZ College Scholarship Foundation http://www.azcsf.org/ Provides information about specific scholarships for Arizona residents.

Military Sites
FinAid - Military Student Aid http://www.finaid.org/military This FinAid site provides information about the financial aid resources available through the military. Military Careers and Educational Benefits http://mappingyourfuture.org/paying/military.htm This Mapping Your Future feature offers great information if you're considering the military. My Future http://www.myfuture.com This site contains military opportunity and tuition assistance information. Selective Service Online Registration http://www.sss.gov Use this link to register for the Selective Service online. Today's Military http://www.todaysmilitary.com This site provides an overview of all branches of military for young people and their parents.

Financial Literacy & Responsible Borrowing
Collegeboard's Think Before You Borrow http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/loancenter/442.html This site provides tips for saving money on loans. CNN Money.com http://money.cnn.com/pf/college/index.html Learn


				
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