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College:  Finding

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College:  Finding
Peterson's
http://www.petersons.com/

Summary: With more than 40 years of experience, Peterson’s is one of the best education content providers in the United States.  Their site allows searching for both undergraduate and graduate programs.  Information on each college is accurate and comprehensive. Also included are tools for how to choose, how to get in and how to pay.

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U.S. News - Best Colleges
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges

Summary: Published every year, this resource has become a favorite resource for the college bound. Rankings can be broken out by university or by colleges. There is an A to Z list to search for any school.  Additional helpful sections include applying to schools and paying for college.

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Online College Databases
http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/

Summary: Directory of U.S. Colleges, Universities, Community Colleges and Online Colleges. This resource provides helpful information about colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools at the local city and state level.  Data sources used include the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census, and the American Fact Finder.   Very simple, click on a state…and go.

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Online Schools in California
http://www.onlineschools.org/guides/California/

Summary: The Online Colleges in California directory is meant to serve as a complementary starting point for finding online schools in California that offer collegiate and K-12 programs at a distance. These classes go from ‘non-degree' programs up to and including classes for those working on their Doctorate or accredited certificate programs. While focused on California, the site also has links to colleges & universities in other states.

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Open Education Database
http://oedb.org/

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College:  Financing
Student Aid on the Web
www.studentaid.ed.gov

Summary: Lists Federal Student Aid policies and procedures. The site provides applicants and parents with forms and information on loan repayment.

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U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/

Summary: Additional information on Federal Student Aid, Pell Grants, and links to other government information on Education.

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FinAid: Guide to Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org/

Summary: Has information for loans (government and private); scholarships; 'prepaid tuition' and 529 College Savings Plans. This site has information on military aid for veterans or those considering the Armed Forces. Includes tips on filling out applications and calculators for repayment plans.

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California Student Aid Commission
http://www.csac.ca.gov/

Summary: Information on state aid to post-high school education. The website has links to information on Cal Grants, Chaffee Grants for Foster youth and other programs for California families.

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National Center for Education Statistics
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Summary: The College Navigator from the U.S. Dept. of Education allows the student to locate the type of college or university best suited for their educational needs and financial status. It also has links for available scholarships and financial aid.

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Affordable Schools Online
http://www.affordableschoolsonline.com/cheap-colleges/

Summary: A comprehensive and informative resource that allows you to search for colleges and their respective tuition.

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