Conducting A College Search
As students plan for life after high school, they may consider a number of possibilities. Work, travel, military service, community college, tribal college, vocational or technical school, small university or large university may be a few of the choices. This planning sheet is designed to help students and parents conduct a college search.
Two Year (Associate Degree) or Four Year (Bachelor's Degree)
General Education Program
Study Abroad Opportunities
Teaching Assistants or Professors
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Affordability/Setting a Realistic Budget
Disability Support Services
Demographics of the Student Population
Housing and Residential Life
Student Leadership Opportunities
Intramural and/or Recreational Sports
Community Service Opportunities
Safety and Security
Rural or Urban Setting
Size of City
Location of University
Public or Private
ACT or SAT Scores Required
- finaid.org - The Financial Aid Information Page
- fafsa.ed.gov - Electronic Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx U.S. Universities Listed by State.
- collegeboard.org - College Board Web Page. This provides a very nice guide to planning for college.
- safmt.org - Student Assistance Foundation of Montana. This is an excellent site with information about financial aid and careers.