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HOW THE INTERNET CAN HELP YOUR CHILD GET INTO COLLEGE

If a high school counselor is hard to track down, blame it on his or her caseload. Nationally, the ratio of students to counselors is nearly 500 to 1. There is some state legislation in the works to improve that statistic, and First Lady Michelle Obama has repeatedly emphasized the crucial role that counselors play. Until positions are added, students can maximize one-on-one meeting time by preparing beforehand with these free mobile apps and websites:

COLLEGE SELECTION WEBSITES

https://www.unigo.com/college-match – create a free account and begin narrowing down your college search

http://colleges.fastweb.com/ – narrows down your college search by location, major, and interests

https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ – narrow down your college search by location, school size, type of school, and specialty advanced searches

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ – find the right college for you

http://collegecost.ed.gov/netpricecenter.aspx – how much it will cost to attend college

http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/ – most affordable colleges and degrees

http://www.collegeview.com/index.jsp – includes a section of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

http://www.collegesource.org/ – online database of digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other resources

APPLICATION AND ESSAY WRITING WEBSITES

https://www.grammarly.com/ – makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free

http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ – makes writing bold and clear

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION WEBSITES

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/guid/aid-offer/index.html – financial aid shopping sheet

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/ – provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school

https://fafsa.gov/ – allows you to fill out and submit your financial aid application online.

http://www.finaid.org/ – comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools, on or off the web

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH WEBSITES

https://www.brokescholar.com/ – search over $3 million in scholarship awards

PREPPING FOR COLLEGE WEBSITES

http://www.collegeprep101.com/ – home of all your college preparation needs

http://www.edupath.com/ – helps prepare students for college

https://www.collegeboard.org/ – information on college readiness, financial aid and college applications

SELECTING A MAJOR WEBSITE

http://collegemajors101.com/about – free information about college majors

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