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College Costs & Budgeting

Ever heard that college was too expensive? Think again! Check out these resources and learn ways to pay for college. 

 

College Scorecard
Compare and researching schools provided. Run by the Department of Education.

College Cost Calculator
Compare first-year cost of attendance of different colleges.

Guide to planning & paying for college
Learn all about Federal Student Aid to help you pay for college. 

Go College! Now
Latest college-related news and resources for high school students, college students, parents and educators

Fact or Fiction?
Don't be fooled and learn about the myths of Federal Student Student Aid. 

FAFSA Application
Completing the FAFSA is your ticket to financial aid. Complete and submit the FAFSA application to help you pay for college. 

College & Career Planning

What's the best type of college setting for you? There's no "one size fits all. Whether it's a community college, 4-year university, career technical program, we have the info you need to make the best decision.

 

The Ultimate Parent Checklist
From elementary to middle school and each year in high school, the Department of Education has got parents covered. 

 Arizona Career Information System (AzCIS)
This is a one-stop resource for all students to check out. Learn about in demand jobs, the best type of college based on your career interest and costs you need to plan for outside of tuition. 

Create Your Next
Interactive tool for students who may or may not know what they want to do for a career and college. 

AZTransfer
This site is designed for use by students transferring within Arizona's public institutions of higher education community colleges, tribal colleges, and state universities and by the advisers and faculty who assist them.

BigFuture
The College Board helps you figure the right college for you and explore different degrees and scholarships. 

College Greenlight
A resource to students who are first generation or can benefit from extra support going to college.

Banking in College
You got some for college, now what?Learn how to manage your college money so you aren't living off Ramen Soup. 

Grad Schools
List of Graduate Programs for those who wish to pursue a graduate degree after obtaining a bachelor’s degree.

Higher Education Opportunity Act Information on College Costs
Unsure if college is possible for you? Check out this resource that will address your doubts about going to college. 

KnowHow2GO
From middle school students just starting to think about college to adult mentoring for prospective students, KnowHow2GO provides interactive tools to help your for every step of the way to a higher education. 

O*Net Online
This website offers tools for career exploration, has detailed descriptions of occupations, the skills needed, job analysis, and more

Start Now
Your quick guide to preparing for any Arizona University (UA, NAU, and ASU), in English and Spanish!

YOUniversityTV
Take a virtual tour of many of the college campuses across the United States.

Accredited Online Schools
List of fully accredited online college

Test Prep

To test or not to test? Learn about more standardized testing and how it can impact your college path.

 

The Truth about Admission Testing
Learn the facts vs the myths about standardized testing.

SAT vs ACT 
The Princeton Review gives you an easy breakdown of the difference between the SAT and ACT to find out which may be better for you or if you plan to take both tests.

SAT Test Practice
Take the official free SAT Practice test brought to you by Khan Academy.

ACT Prep
Get free test prep resources. 

For Educators, Counselors & Mentors

Here's a few resources for anyone supporting students of all backgrounds. 

Schoolhouse Connection
Great resource on supporting students experiencing homelessness. College has never been more possible. 

Dreamer's Roadmap
Helping undocumented students find scholarships through a mobile app. 

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation 
Learn about opportunities for former foster youth and youth aging out of foster care looking to go to college.