Research > Online Resources > Colleges & Financial Aid

 

In addition to these websites, a search for the subject “college” in the Library’s online catalog will result in listings that include eBooks that may be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. The eMedia Library may also be searched with the keyword “college."


Other useful words for searching the Library catalog are “college choice”, and “universities”. Many books on college choice, applications, testing, costs; and assistance with the GED, are shelved with call numbers starting with 378.

College Choice & Financial Aid

  • Career/Technical Education Statistics – National Center for Education Statistics data relating to enrollment at various postsecondary facilities; how much it costs, how they are funding their education, demographics, programs of study.
  • COD College and Career Information Center – This site has numerous helpful links for college search. The center, located on the upper floor of the College of DuPage Library also has several computer programs available to help in choosing an appropriate college or career.
  • College Navigator – The National Center for Education Statistics collects data on all topics relating to education in the United States as well as worldwide. The site is designed to help students choose a college.
  • College Source Online – Over 35,000 complete college catalogs and home pages, plus a school match feature.
  • College Toolkit – Allows students to find and apply for scholarships, search through a database of more than 4,000 colleges, and explore 900 careers all in one location.
  • College View – A free online college search service with extensive profiles of all the accredited colleges and universities in the U.S.
  • College Zone – Powered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), College Zone is the trusted source of college planning information for Illinois colleges and universities.
  • CollegeNet – Guide to colleges, universities, graduate programs, and financial aid.
  • FastWeb (Financial Aid Search Through the Web) – This is a searchable database of over 180,000 scholarships, grants, loans and fellowships. You can set up a personal profile to search against, and fastWEB will notify you of new sources that match your profile when they are added to the database.
  • Federal Student Aid – The U.S. Department of Education's student aid website, a "one-stop shop" for up-to-date and accurate data on federal aid available to help you pay for college.
  • Financial Aid for Students (FAFSA) – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as FAFSA), is a form that must be filled out annually by university students (both undergraduate and graduate) and sometimes their parents in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal financial aid (including grants, loans, and work-study programs).
  • Funding Your Education – This guide to federal student aid provides a description of federal student aid programs from the U.S. Department of Education, including grants, loans, and work-study.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library – Access to more than 380 electronic reference titles — eBooks — in health, medicine, science, art, history, business, biography and more. This database is available remotely with your Warrenville Library card number and 4 digit PIN.
  • Go College – Find a college search, scholarship search and SAT/ACT practice tests, plus links to college life sites.
  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission  -This site has financial aid information provided by a group whose goal it is to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois students.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – A classic reference about occupations from A to Z. Compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Peterson's Education Resource – Information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.
  • Princeton Review – Explore schools and careers, prepare for standardized tests and entrance exams, research scholarships and financial aid options.
  • Princeton Review School Finder – Search for information on a specific college.
  • Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid – This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
  • U.S. Colleges & Universities – A listing of U.S. colleges and universities through the Yahoo! Education Directory.
  • U.S. News College Rankings – Rankings of colleges and universities from U.S. News and World Report.

Test Preparation

  • College Board – Collegeboard.com offers online SAT registration and SAT score sending, and SAT test preparation with SAT questions. Learn about classes you may be eligible to test out of and still receive college credit.
  • Go College – Find a college search, scholarship search and SAT/ACT practice tests, plus links to college life sites.
  • LearningExpress – Interactive tutorials and practice tests to help users prepare for high-stakes tests such as the GED, GRE, ACT, and SAT. The platform can help prepare for a wide range of career-oriented licensing and certification exams in health care, education, civil service, and homeland security. This database is available remotely with your Warrenville Library card number and 4 digit PIN.
  • Live Homework Help – Live Homework Help is a free, on-demand online tutoring service from Tutor.com that connects students in Kindergarten - 12th grade and introductory college students to expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet. The Adult Learner section supports those earning their GED, seeking grammar help with their resume and more. Live Homework Help is available every day from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Spanish-speaking tutors are available in math, science, social studies and adult learning every day from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. This database is available remotely with your Warrenville Library card number and 4 digit PIN.
  • Princeton Review – Explore schools and careers, prepare for standardized tests and entrance exams, research scholarships and financial aid options.

 

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