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Seniors, make sure you get your college applications in before scholarships deadlines. If you are not sure what they are, look on the college’s website. Once your admission applications are in, investigate departmental scholarships if you have declared a major. These may or may not require separate applications, so pay attention what you need to do when. Some colleges require a separate scholarship application, or a financial aid narrative to be submitted by a specific date. To help in your scholarships search, visit www.meritaid.com which allows you to type in the name of a college and pull up their scholarship list.

If you are planning to play sports in college, be sure you are signed up with the NCAA or NAIA website. The FAFSA will be available January 1. If you need assistance call 256-372-4600 and ask for Marcus Crutcher or James Thomas and request a free consultation with them at NACEE (North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence).

FAFSA will be available January 1. If you need assistance call 256-372-4600 and ask for Marcus Crutcher or James Thomas and request a free consultation with them at NACEE (North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence).

Scholarships come from a variety of sources. The largest source of academic scholarships is from the specific colleges. Most colleges have scholarship funds for students with particular skills and abilities as well as demonstrated academic evidence. Inquire at the specific institution for more information. Most colleges prefer you apply online. Contact the financial aid office of your college or university to schedule an appointment. Ask for any lists of scholarships or other aid available to students. Beware of scholarships scams. There is no need to pay for information about scholarships.

Juniors Have Free Access to ACT Online Prep. All juniors received a personal user name and password to the ACT Online Prep website. This is a great resource to be used in preparing for the ACT Plus Writing assessment which will be given to all of our juniors students during school in the spring. All students are strongly encouraged to utilize this service provided to us. For more information, visithttp://www.actstudent.org/onlineprep/.

HGHS Links

General
www.KHEAA.com
Information about preparing yourself for higher education, planning for your higher education, completing (and surviving) your higher education, and transitioning into life after higher education.
www.mappingyourfuture.org
Gives tips on exploring careers, preparing for college and pursuing financial aid.
www.studentaid.ed.gov/collprep
Explains how to prepare academically and financially for college through a series of to-do lists aimed at elementary and secondary school students and their parents.
www.AlabamaMentor.org
Efficiently guide students through the college and career preparation process, offering student-friendly college search tools and easy online applications
www.petersons.com
All the info and tools you need to find, get in, and pay for school.
www.collegeboard.org
Providing students a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships.
www.princetonreview.com
Exlpore Schools, get help with the admission process and prepare for entrance exams.
Scholarship Directories
www.fastweb.com
Free scholarship and college search
www.meritaid.com
A comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.
www.scholarships.com
A free service that matches your profile with colleges and scholarships.
www.highfivescholarships.com
Matches every student with hundreds of scholarships - free of charge.
www.cappex.com
More than $11 billion in scholarships listed. Discover which scholarships match your strengths and skills best.
www.discusawards.com/
Provides eligibility information, application deadline, and how much scholarship money you could win.
www.findcnaclasses.com
A list of 99 nursing scholarships, sorted by deadlines.
www.college-scholarships.com
Links to 70 online scholarship search sites and an online GPA calculator that will accurately calculate up to 50 grades instantly.
Financial Aid
www.fafsa.ed.gov
Federal Student Aid application and information
www.finaid.org
Information on loans, scholarships, and military aid
www.nasfaa.org/ParentsStudents.asp
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Guide
School Information
www.collegeview.com
Videos, photos, profiles, contact info, school facts, nearby attractions, and more!
www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
Find the right college for you!
www.cappex.com
Search more than 3,000 college profiles where you can quickly see admission facts, deadlines, majors and what campus life is like.
www.schooltheatre.org
The online Dramatics College Theatre Directory makes it easier for students to find and apply to hundreds of college programs.
www.college-scholarships.com/alabama
Comprehensive information on Alabama colleges, universities, career colleges, technical colleges, vocational colleges, technical schools, vocational schools, and online degree programs
www.college-scholarships.com
Links to colleges with programs for students with learning and other disabilities, Catholic and Christian colleges, community colleges, four-year colleges by state, historically black colleges and universities, lists of career colleges by state, colleges for women
Careers
www.alcareerinfo.org
This website is sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Education. It includes the top 40 hot jobs coming up in Alabama.
mynextmove.org
Offers information on career, training, job outlook, and salary.
www.careerplanning.about.com
Articles to help you plan for a successful career
www.acinet.org/acinet
Interactive tools for career, education, and business decisions.
www.bls.gov/oco
The Nation′s premier source for career information.Profiles feature hundreds of occupations and describe what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, and more.
www.self-directed-search.com
Discover the majors, fields of study, and jobs that fit your personality best.
Testing
www.actstudent.org/
ACT testing dates, requirements and tips
www.highfivescholarships.com
Free SAT and ACT strategy guides and online practice tests that are graded by a real person and include a free test consultation with a test expert.
www.testclub.net
Helpful information on over 50 major tests, including ACT and PSAT. They offer articles and free practice tests.
www.march2success.com
Practice test and resources for the ACT and SAT
www.number2.com
Free test prep courses, user-friendly tutorials, and practice sessions
www.prepme.com
Individualizes instruction based on where students need the most help and the amount of time they have to prepare for their exams.