Upward Bound

Student Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA on the Web   Free Application for Federal Student Aid: complete it online or download a printable version

Help in Completing the FAFSAuseful instructions

Federal School Codesused to complete the FAFSA


Preparing for the SAT and ACT

Test U a free personal tutoring program; EXCELLENT SITE

TestPreview.com an great site that offers free practice tests


Planning for College

College preparation calendar--from US News online; EXCELLENT SITE

Another college preparation calendar from Educaid

Preparing Your Child for Collegeresources for parents (in pdf format--download Acrobat reader here)


Applying to College

College Quest EXCELLENT SITE; college application organizer, SAT tips and practice tests, research colleges, apply online, financial aid info and search, discussion groups(must create a FREE account before using) sapply to colleges online.

EmbarkEXCELLENT SITE; mucho info and tools on choosing, applying to, financing, and going to college.


Financial Aid Information

Student Aid Home PageThe Student Financial Assistance Programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing over $40 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Here you'll find help for every stage of the financial aid process, whether you're in school or out of school.

Funding Your EducationIf you have not yet enrolled in a postsecondary school, you should read Funding Your Education, an introductory publication that gives an overview of the Student Financial Assistance Programs and how to apply for aid. Funding Your Education provides general information about the U.S. Department of Education's federal student financial aid programs.

The Student GuideThe Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.

FSA Ombudsman The FSA Ombudsman provides help to resolve problems with student loans and prevents having problems in the future.


College, Scholarship, and Career Searches

College Board Online   SAT dates, tips, practice questions, etc.; also college, scholarship and career searches

fast WEB! Info about types of aid; scholarship search (must create a FREE account before searching)

Fin Aid info about types of aid, calculators can help you figure out how much school will cost, how much you need to save, and how much aid you'll need

Scholarship Resource Network Express   Info about types of aid, scholarship search (must register before searching)

Review.com a division of the Princeton Review--EXCELLENT SITE

Students' Classroom  lots of information on colleges to help you compare schools


Academic Help

Study Skill Guides   from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Study Skill Guides   from Dartmouth University

Online Writing Lab   Purdue University


Government and Education

U.S. Department of Education

Montana Department of Education


Fun Web Sites





For Upward Bound Staff

Guidance Resources
Preparing Your Child for College
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
WWW 4 Teachers
Education World

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