College Resources

There is so much to learn about colleges and paying for college that all the research can be daunting, so we’ve gathered many different sources of information which we hope you'll find helpful. You should be able to get everything you need from these free resources, though many offer additional paid content if you want to delve deeper.

Colleges

General college descriptions and admissions information:
CollegeData.com/

The U.S. Department of Education's college search site:
Collegenavigator

U.S. News and World Report site with rankings and advice:
U.S. News and World Report

The value of a college degree in terms of money:
How much is a college degree worth?

Paying for colleges

Getting into college is one thing, paying for it is another. Preparation for the expense of college is also something that can be started early, in fact, the earlier the better.
5 Ways to Get Money for College this Holiday Season

Downloadable PDF of the overall financial aid process:
Studentaid.ed.gov — The Financial Aid Process

Tax "advantaged" college saving choices:
Federal tax incentives to education

College cost estimator:
College Savings Calculator

Scholarship search tool:
Free Scholarship Search

Scholarship advice and information:
Department of Education Scholarship Help

Scholarship strategies and resources:
Collegescholarship.com

Sallie Mae college planning tools:
Sallie May College Planning Tools