Useful Websites to Visit
Receive information about the ACT, test preparation suggestions, and practice tests. This is the homepage of the ACT organization. Register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org.
Read student reviews of colleges, search for scholarships, and search for your perfect school.
College Board Online
A site for parents, students and guidance counselors – has information helpful for college selection and financial planning. Includes the worksheet “Expected Family Contribution” which enables you to determine how much money a family is expected to contribute to college costs. Also go to www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org to find great tools for searching colleges and scholarships.
Use a matching tool which utilizes preferences you put in (such as college size, location, and what major you want to pursue) to help you find the right college. Other resources on this website include various articles on financial aid and college admissions, and CampusVibe, where you can find videos/pictures about different schools as well as reports from people who have visited the schools.
College Green Light
Find college profiles, a tool to help you find the right college for you, scholarship search help, and help with planning and organizing your college going process. This site is particularly geared towards first-generation and underrepresented students.
The College Navigator
Find numerous tools for helping students in the process of preparing for and applying to colleges including a timeline, information about college prep tests like the ACT/SAT and AP Tests, brief explanations about things like the FAFSA and student loans, etc.
Get college matches based on GPA, majors, location, culture and test scores. Discover which colleges may offer you the most grants and scholarships. Estimate your chances of admission and create a plan to get accepted.
College Scholarship Search
Search for scholarships. Also search for information on colleges.
College Score Card
A wonderful site from the U.S. government which allows you to compare colleges regarding costs, graduates’ ability to pay back debt, earnings after graduation, areas of study available, what the student body is like, etc.
College Search and Financial Aid
Search profiles of more than 3,700 colleges and universities.
Search for colleges that might be a good match for you based on your ACT/SAT or GPA scores. You can also search for schools by location. Additionally, the website has a directory comprised of the colleges in the United States which provides information about each school.
Community Foundation for Muskegon County
Use the application to apply for local scholarships open to students from Muskegon, Oceana, Mason, and Manistee counties.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Fill out your FAFSA online starting January 1 for the following academic year.
Look at information about schools that “…deemphasize the use of standardized tests by making admissions decisions about substantial numbers of applicants who recently graduated from U.S. schools without using the SAT or ACT.”
Federal Trade Commission
Learn about scholarship scams.
FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
An excellent site! Receive information on how to find valuable financial aid assistance for college.
Financial Aid Search
Use one of the best collections of free student financial aid information available on the internet. Search for college scholarships, internships, loan and saving opportunities.
Find information, resources, and answers to questions concerning college. This site is geared toward first-generation students.
Know How 2 Go Michigan
Get information and resources to help you go to college.
Find information about scholarships available to students who have lived/are living in Michigan and/or plan to attend a college or university in Michigan.
Michigan Student Financial Aid Association
Get financial aid and college information.
Sign up for an account to request and send your transcripts electronically.
Reeths-Puffer High School College Corner
Get information about college events and visits happening in or near the high school. Also find information about scholarships, ask your college-related questions and get answers, and contact the high school college adviser.
State of Michigan Student Scholarships & Grants/College Planning
Student Aid on the Web
Get free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding your college education.
Find scholarships, career, and college information on this site.
Undergraduate Student Scholarships
Search for scholarships using criteria such as location, religion, etc.