Colleges and Financial Aid
The Internet is an excellent resource for gathering information in regards to college.
- www.fafsa.ed.gov (Online FAFSA)
- www.csac.ca.gov (California Student Aid Commission)
California's Community Colleges
Our system of two-year public institutions, composed of 108 colleges statewide organized into 72 districts, serves more than 2.5 million students and represents the largest system of higher education in the world.
California State University
Information and online tours of the CSUs
University of California
UC online undergraduate admission information and application network
Other Online Resources for Students and Parents
College Navigator -A Department of Education site to provide information to students, parents and counselors.
Careers and Colleges -(Requires registration) Resources for college and career advise.
Campus Virtual Tours - Not all the links are videos, but virtual tours could be the next best thing to an actual school visit. There are links to maps, webcams, photos, slide shows, videos, and college and university websites.
Information for Parents and Students
The College Board
Besides other information, a family can enter data and get an estimate of their expected contribution for their student's college education.
Princeton Review's College Search
Provides college search, evaluation of colleges, and graduate programs.
A multimedia college, career, job, and scholarship search. CollegeView is now accessible from the Internet.
The Common Application is the recommended form of 227 selective, public as well as private colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs. Many of these institutions use the form exclusively. All give equal consideration to the Common Application and the college's own form.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Provides information for the student athlete regarding NCAA
registration and the requirements to qualify to play collegiate athletics.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Provides information for the student athlete regarding NAIA registration.
The Embark.com web site allows people to discover, choose, and connect with the right opportunities and institutions that will help them achieve their educational and career goals.
MyRoad is the Internet-based guidance solution from the collegeboard.com. MyRoad was designed to assist counselors, students, and parents better manage transitions between high school and college and between school and work.
Private California Colleges
This site is maintained by the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. You may search for schools that fit your interests and learn basic facts about their campuses.
Catholic Colleges and Universities
This is a resource for over 100 Catholic colleges and universities across the country. Names and numbers for contact are also provided.
Jesuit College Search Service This service will guide you through the process of finding the undergraduate Catholic Jesuit college or university that is right for you. You can contact your selected institutions and request more information and an application. Includes a list of Catholic Jesuit schools with addresses, links, and contact information, including detailed street maps for each institution and a map of the United States showing the locations of the institutions.
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. AICAD programs that inform the public about art and design colleges, and programs that improve the quality of the member colleges. AICAD's 35 members are fully accredited, degree and diploma-granting; free-standing colleges of art and design.
Collegenet's Guide to Colleges and Universities
This internet resource includes college, scholarship searches, and a limited list of online applications to college.
IPEDS College Opportunities On-Line
This is a direct link to over 9,000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking about a large university, or a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, a community college, a career or technical college or a trade school, you can find them all here.
GoCollege Allows college-bound students a way to match their test results and other variables to find the appropriate schools.
Provides links to the virtual tours, interactive campus maps, webcams, videos, and campus pictures of hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities.
Features summaries highlighting academic programs, athletics, financial aid, admission requirements, and more.
CollegeXpress Offers advice for parents and students on college admissions, financial aid, and sports.
Offering virtual tours of colleges in the eastern and southern United States. Also features scholarship and student loan tips and information.
My College Guide
Advice for students seeking admission.
List of college and university reviews submitted by students.
Offers pointers on the college admission process from preparation to getting loans. Also provides tools that enable users to analyze the affordability of schools.