College Counseling & Planning      Orleans, MA. (774) 801-2449      Ashland, OR. (541) 488-0919
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--Isobel Whitcomb, Scripps College, 2017, Theo Whitmcomb, University of Redlands, 2019; Helen Whitcomb, Scripps College and U Redlands parent

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Websites

The following list web addresses represents just a few of the important resources on internet for students and parents as they search and plan for college.


Peterson's General College Guide Book - www.petersons.com
College search, admission requirements, test prep and financial aid information on two and four year colleges and universities.

Princeton Review - www.princetonreview.com
Search by college name, region, state, size and cost. This site also offers information on admissions and financial aid.

College View - www.collegeview.com
Search on a data base of two and four year colleges with multimedia tours for a general overview of college, plus email options for requesting additional information.

Online FAFSA - www.fafsa.ed.gov
FAFSA opens the door to the federal student aid process. Every step you take will get you closer to achieving your educational goals. Find out what you can expect from beginning to end.

FAFSA Pin Selection - www.pin.ed.gov
Site for students and parents to apply for their PIN numbers in order to complete the FAFSA form.

The College Board & SAT Registration - www.collegeboard.com
The College Board is a good starting point for students and parents, as well as counselors, as it offers college search capabilities, financial aid calculations, testing information, deadlines and registration.

Financial Aid information - www.finaid.org
Resource for private financial aid consisting of a database of thousands of private-sector scholarships, grants and loans.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling - www.nacacnet.org
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of 8,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.

ACT Testing - www.act.org
The ACTģ tests general educational development and ability to complete college-level work.

Scholarship Search - www.fastweb.com
Large database of over 180,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.

Common Application - www.commonapp.org
The Common Application currently provides both online and print versions of its First-year and Transfer Applications for nearly 400 schools. They represent the full range of higher education institutions: public and private, large and small, highly and modestly selective, East Coast, West Coast, and every region in between.


National Collegiate Athletic Association - www.ncaa.org
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletic programs. This is a source for athletic information and initial eligibility information for prospective student-athletes.

Oregon Student Assistance Commission - www.GetCollegeFunds.org
Database source of hundreds of scholarship opportunities for Oregon students for both in-state and out-of-state institutions.

Federal Government Student Aid - www.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education website

Financial Aid Resource Center - www.theoldschool.org
eStudentLoan provides resources to help understand everything needed to know about student loans for college.