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Big Future by College Board – it breaks down everything you need to know about moving forward with your education or career.  Why do we like it?  The Parents section starts in Middle School…yes parents and mentors you need to start working with students in middle school.

Black Excel Scholarships for Minorities – provides an online list of many free college scholarships for minorities.

Campus Tours – is a source for virtual tours of colleges.  Campus Tours has developed a reputation for institutional storytelling through creative and compelling multimedia. Today the virtual tour is often the initial point of contact for first time site visitors.

College Data – this website will help you to plan for the expenses associated with going to college. Topics you can explore include financial  aid, ways to pay for college, and sizing up college costs

College Express – is full of useful tools and advice for your student, but we have a section just for you too! Read up on college savings plans, the latest in admission news, and other advice for parents navigating the college years.

College Goal SundaySM – get free, on-site professional assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); – Get information regarding state-wide student services, admission requirements, and more!

College Navigator – this U.S.  Department of Education website will help your student to match their interest with the best college to meet those needs.

College Scholarships Org. – this site was created  to serve people who are interested in college funding. What makes us unique is that we list a broad array of funding opportunities without asking for information from you.

Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) – is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We support the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.

Consumer Finance – Get help to make informed financial decisions about how to pay for college.

FAFSA – College Financial Aid application and information.

Federal Student Aid – we make it easier to get money for higher education.

Financial Aid for Minority Students – this comprehensive scholarship list includes financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic.

Mapping Your Future – is a national  collaborative, public-service, nonprofit organization providing career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy information and services for students, families, and schools.

Money as You Grow – start a dialogue about money and teach students important lessons about saving, making choices, and avoiding debt.

My Future – College Tools & Checklists – These timelines will help you keep track of everything you need to do to plan for college. Pick the one that applies to you and keep it handy throughout the year.

OnlineSchools.orgthey believe that learning is a lifelong endeavor. They strive to provide students interested in earning an online degree with the most accurate, comprehensive, and accessible information about accredited online schools at every education level to ensure that they select the best programs to meet their goals.

Own Your Own Future – these guides offer you information and tools necessary to prepare, guide, support and encourage your student on his or her journey toward post-secondary education.

The Common Application – they serve students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications that students and school officials may submit to any of our over 500 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process.

The Mint Grad – this informative website can help your student gain a better understanding of the financial costs associated with their future plans.

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Ohio Higher Education – this a website for Ohio Higher
Ed University Systems. The student section is all about Ohio campuses and information on careers in Ohio.

Colleges in Ohio by US News – rankings and reviews of colleges in Ohio by U.S. News World Report.

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CENTRAL OHIO AREA – College Information

Worthington Library – The resources listed in these guides are good places to begin your research, but they represent only some of the materials available at the Library.