Where are you in your college search journey?
- Just starting to explore educational options
- Financial planning for college
- Strengthening your college resume'
- Narrowing your list and completing applications
- Comparing financial aid award offers
- Negotiating for a better price
- Making a final college decision
The resources below are organized by the various stages of the college search. You'll notice that some resources show up in multiple categories because they do more than one thing well. If you know of resources that you think we ought to include on this page, please let us know through our contact page!
Just Starting to Explore Educational Options
Financial Planning for College
ScholarshipOwl dramatically speeds up your scholarship application time. We match you with the award opportunities that best match your personality, grades, lifestyle, and more. Then we take the information from your initial application and get you a head start on any other scholarship of your choice.
Strengthening your College Resume'
Narrowing Your List and Completing Applications
Comparing Financial Aid Award Offers
Negotiating for a Better Price
SwiftStudent is a free repository of financial aid appeals / requests letter templates for students. We empowers students to advocate for themselves by ensuring that students submit the correct information, contact details, and supporting documents so that financial aid officers are more able to assist the student in overcoming financial barriers to higher education.
Making a Final College Decision
The College Scorecard from the US Department of Education provides some useful data on salaries by field of study from individual colleges and universities. Although there are some good reasons to not put too much weight on average salaries after college, this data can also be useful in making comparisons.