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Student Resources

We hope you find the following sites to be helpful resources.

Get Ready for College

This site is a service of the MN Office of Higher Education/Get Ready. It provides easy-to-use information on preparing, selecting and paying
for college.

The College Board

Find information such as applying for the SAT's (official site); special sign-in section for personalized college searches, receiving scores and scholarships.  Highly recommended by students.

Wired Scholar

This site provides information for students and parents on preparing, selecting, applying, and financing college as well as college scholarship searches and a variety of cost calculators.

College Is Possible

This site is sponsored by the Coalition of America's Colleges and Universities and is a resource guide for students, parents, and educational professionals.  It provides information on preparing, choosing, and paying for college as well as a college search. is devoted to helping first-generation college students navigate the college application process, from beginning to end and beyond.

Affordable Colleges Online - Minnesota

Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, provides their research on all of the accredited not-for-profit universities and colleges in Minnesota that offer online college programs. Key features of the site include sorting institutions by affordability, spotlight interviews with college deans about the institution's philosophy on online learning, and direct links to specific online departments. 

Fast Web Free Scholarship Search

This free service matches students with information on 400,000 scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants, and loans from corporations, institutions, philanthropic organizations, foundations, and clubs.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

This site provides information on public state colleges and universities in Minnesota, including information on preparing and financing college and online course listings.

Minnesota Private Colleges

This site provides information on 16 Minnesota private colleges, including undergraduate and graduate programs and tuition and fees.  Publications can be requested or downloaded.

Mapping Your Future

Sponsored by several of the country's student loan guarantors, this site has information on career planning, college selection, and instructions on how to apply for financial aid.  It also has links to education-related and career planning sites.

BigFuture - Get Ready for College

Inspired by a belief that all students deserve access to good guidance, students and educators collaborated, led by the College Board, to create BigFuture, a free comprehensive website that improves the college planning process with the interactive tools and media that guide students as they find, afford and enroll in a college that’s a good fit for them. BigFuture’s step-by-step approach makes college planning easier to navigate.

The Financial Information Page

This site has links to numerous sources of information about student financial aid.  It also contains an online database of more than 180,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans; advice on identifying scholarship scams; and numerous online calculators, including those for computing expected family contributions, loan repayments, and savings. 

College Net

Find information about signing up for the ACT, virtual college tours (limited colleges), and financial aid estimator.

ACT Information for Life's Transitions

Find information about applying for the ACT's and planning for college.

The Princeton Review

On this site you can search for colleges, information about tests, financial aid and online college applications.

Careers and Colleges

Find information on loans, explore colleges, search for scholarships, and get tips for preparing for tests.

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search

IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

Career Services: College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

Career Services provides resources, services and programming focused on engaging students in all aspects of their career development and job search. Check out the Career Services blog in the quick links to learn about upcoming events, success stories, and the latest news and advice.


Minnesota's gateway to career, education, employment and business information.


Skillshare is a global community where you can learn real-world skills from incredible teachers through online, project-based, affordable classes.

Minnesota Scholarships

The page is a financial aid resource that has Minnesota-specific scholarships and financial aid information.

Game of Student Finances

This site provides info on financial aid, student loans, and managing finances.

Open Education Database: Online Colleges That Offer Laptops and iPads

To help ease the cost of buying a computer, online colleges that offer free laptops are becoming more common. This list of schools with laptop programs is a great place to start your planning.