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About College

College.gov
Easy-to-read information about why college is important, how to get to college, and how to pay for it. A well-designed site and a great place to start for students and their parents.

Match Yourself to the Right College with the College Finder
Use the College Finder for a quick and easy way to identify campuses by selecting preferences such as college type, location, size, cost, campus life, and academics.

Why I'm Going to College 
Students tell their own stories of why they are going to college.

How Much Will College Really Cost?
Enter a college or university and this calculator from Money.com estimates your total cost after projected grants and scholarships.

Federal Assistance

Federal Student Aid Gateway
The source for free information, guidance and tools for federal student assistance from the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid.

Title IV Programs
In managing Title IV grants, loans and work-study programs, Federal Student Aid ensures the accessibility, affordability and accountability of higher education to better prepare students and adults for employment and future learning.

Federal Student Aid Application
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society.

Student Aid on the Web
Full of helpful tools for college-bound students and their families.

Repaying your College Loans
General information about your options for repaying your student loans. (Español)

Grants

College Grants Database
A collection of general and specific (minority, veterans, etc.) grants

CollegeGrants.org
Lists grants available by occupation/major

CollegeGrants.com
Lists grants available by occupation/major and scholarships

Scholarships

Ohio Credit Union Scholarships
Check with your local credit union to apply for its scholarship, if available (find a credit union here). Additionally, the 15 chapters of the Ohio Credit Union League offer scholarships to local students pursuing secondary education. Winners of the chapter scholarships are automatically entered to win an additional scholarship from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation. The Foundation awards to four $2,500 state-level credit union scholarship grants.

Scholarships.com
Partial list of scholarships by area of study (major)

Ohio Scholarships
Partial list of scholarships available in the State of Ohio.

College Loans

You may need to borrow money to pay for college. You will be required to repay the loan(s) after you graduate or leave school.

Financing College through your Credit Union
The first place to turn to is your family's credit union. Your credit union can work with you to lend you money at a low interest rate with repayment terms that work with your education plans.

 

20 Facts About College Freshmen

CBS MoneyWatch published the following results after polling college freshmen in 2010:

  1. 79% were accepted by their No. 1 college.
  2. 61% are attending their No. 1 choice.
  3. 67% applied to four or less colleges.
  4. 14% are attending college more than 500 miles from home.
  5. 35% are attending college that's 50 miles or less from home.
  6. 48% graduated from high school with an A- or better grade point average.
  7. 24% expect to need tutoring or remedial help with math.
  8. 29% are liberal.
  9. 22% are conservative.
  10. 68% took at least one Advanced Placement class in high school.
  11. 42% want to obtain a master's degree.
  12. 10% hope to become a veterinarian, dentist or physician.
  13. 18% want to earn a Ph.D.
  14. 14% expect to major in business.
  15. 30% estimated that their parents' income was less than $50,000.
  16. 12% estimated that their parents' income was $200,000 or higher.
  17. 4% have unemployed fathers.
  18. 8% have unemployed mothers.
  19. 53% have borrowed to attend college.
  20. 49% are working to pay for college.

Source: CBS MoneyWatch

 

 



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