Student Resources

Below are resources that may help you plan for life after graduation. We update this page regularly, but if you find a broken link, please email

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.

College Degrees Online

Find the top Minnesota college degrees online. There are 32 Associates, 72 Bachelors, 70 Masters, and 1 doctoral level degrees that are entirely offered online at Minnesota colleges and universities.

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.

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.


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.

Trades Hub

There is a significant labor shortage in the skilled trades, and in manufacturing an estimated 2.4 million jobs may go unfilled by 2028. Dig into the Trades Hub and explore career paths within these industries. Discover ways to invest in yourself and take advantage of this gap.