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This page contains resources on the following topics:

Go to College
Financial Aid Information
Financial Literacy
Credit-Related Web Sites
Loan Forgiveness/Community Service Options
Investing Web Sites

Go to College

  • www.venturescholar.org: Provides students interested in pursuing math and science-based careers with academic recognition, information, and resources needed to successfully reach career goals.

  • www.collegeanswer.com: Offers interactive tools that enable students to analyze the affordability of schools and compare financial aid award letters. Brought to you by Sallie Mae, a company that provides education funding.

  • www.petersons.com: An Internet education resource providing college and career information, online entrance exam practice tests, a financial aid database, and more.

  • www.princetonreview.com: The Princeton Review has information for students, parents, and educators concerning admissions to college and graduate school.

Financial Aid Information

  • FAFSA on the Web (www.fafsa.ed.gov): Apply online or download the application form required for receiving federal financial aid. This site offers complete information on the process.

  • FastWeb Scholarship Sources (fastweb.monster.com): This site provides a comprehensive search for all kinds of scholarships.

  • Financial Aid Information Page (www.finaid.org): A complete guide to financial aid, including information on resources and online calculators to help figure education costs.

  • Sallie Mae (www.salliemae.com): The SLM Corp, known as Sallie Mae, is the top provider of education funding in the United States. The organization began as a government-sponsored enterprise to provide federally guaranteed student loans but will become a private organization in 2006. This site offers information on every aspect of financing school, including complete resources for parents and guardians.

  • U.S. Department of Education (www.ed.gov): Don't miss this comprehensive site on loans, scholarships, federal education assistance, important application forms, and more.

Financial Literacy

  • NEFE High School Campus (www.nefe.org/hsfppportal): This site from the National Endowment for Financial Education offers all kinds of financial planning information for teens.

  • www.jumpstart.org: Web site of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Check out the Clearinghouse, a database of personal finance resources available from a variety of education providers such as government, business and non-profit organizations.

  • www.financiallearning.com: The GE Center for Financial Learning®, developed to promote financial literacy, offers free online courses on a variety of topics.

  • www.practicalmoneyskills.com: PracticalMoneySkills.com is a free Web site designed to help educators, parents and students practice better money management for life.

  • www.tomorrowsmoney.org: A step-by-step guide for today from the Bond Market foundation. A Spanish site is also available.

Credit-Related Web Sites

  • www.equifax.com: This site offers complete information on credit reports and credit management.

  • www.experian.com: This site also offers information on credit reports and credit management.

  • www.transunion.com: This site also offers information on credit reports and credit management.

  • www.debtadvice.org: Do you have a credit problem? This site is part of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. They can help you dig out of debt.

Loan Forgiveness/Community Service Options

These organizations offer college grants and loan forgiveness programs for people who work for these organizations to help others.

Investing Web Sites

These sites offer good information on investing tips, investing opportunities, information on taxes and mutual funds, and even quizzes, to build financial know-how.

Please be aware that by clicking on these, and any other external links, you are leaving this Web site to go to a new site that is not affiliated with NEFE or Ventures Scholars, and you will be subject to the new site's terms and privacy policies.

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