College Planning

If you're thinking about life after high school, you may want more information on testing, college, and financial aid. Be sure to browse our helpful books in the library's collection. If you're not sure what type of book to look for, ask a librarian! We're always glad to help.

Test Prep/College Links

CareerOneStop Students and Career Advisors
Determine what education fits with your career choice, learn how to pay for college, and find information about apprenticeships.

College Possible: Open a World of Opportunity
Find resources for high school students preparing for college, including information on how to pay for college, how to prepare for college, and how to choose the right school.

College Zone: Illinois Student Assistance Commission (iSAC)
This is a comprehensive site for student aid resources, information on choosing a college or learning about career options.

FAFSA on the Web - Federal Student Aid
The online Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step in obtaining aid.

The largest and most frequently updated online financial aid database, Fastweb allows students to search for scholarships and aid by entering their own personal profile.

Federal Student Aid, An Office of the U.S. Department of Education
Find information about selecting and applying for schools, financial aid eligibility, and instructions on submitting a financial aid application.

Urbana Adult Education
Interested in college, but don't have your high school diploma? Urbana Adult Education offers free Basic Education classes for anyone 17 years or older.