College Planning

Below is a list of college resources that our students and families will find beneficial while looking at and preparing for college.

Indiana College Costs
-This site helps families estimate the cost of various colleges based on their family income.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
(FAFSA) is a core document necessary to apply for all types of student financial aid available through the state and federal governments as well as the colleges and universities.  Students and their families must complete their FAFSA by March 10 of their senior year. Students can now fill out the FAFSA online. 

Naviance- This is a great tool for 9th through 12 graders and parents to use.  It assists students to create a college game plan, learn about their personality, and research careers and take a career interest inventory.  Students can also use it to research colleges, majors, compare colleges, explore admission requirements, and take virtual campus tours.  Students can take advantage of the ACT Test prep to get themselves ready for their college entrance tests and to practice ways to improve their test scores.  During senior year students can use this website to complete their college applications, track scholarships, store recommendations, and resumes. Each student has his own username (the student’s school email address) and they create a password (first name and last two digits of their graduation year). Parents can also have access to their student's  account by getting a username and password from the Guidance Counselor.

The State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) has been offering assistance to college-bound citizens since 1965.  If you are a 21st Century Scholar, you will find the information on this web-site valuable particularly during senior year when you must complete your senior Affirmation Forms.

College.gov is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for post-secondary education (such as 2 or 4-year colleges and universities, and vocational or career schools). Most importantly, college.gov is to provide inspiration and hope to all students, and encourage them to consider and pursue a post-secondary education.

FinAid- The most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
Access to FinAid is free for all users.

Fastweb FastWeb lets students create a personalized profile that can be matched against an expansive database of scholarship opportunities. The FastWeb database has over 600,000 scholarships totaling more than $1 billion. FastWeb also notifies students when new scholarships are added and application deadlines are approaching.

LearnmoreIndiana - This is another good web-site for both students and parents that can help you plan a career and college connection along with valuable information about timelines and what parents can do to help their student be successful.