Searching for, applying, and selecting post-secondary educational opportunities and financial aid is overwhelming! Don’t panic--the Library can help.
College Resource Center
Get one on one college and financial aid counseling from Cincinnati Youth Collaborative staff. The College Resource Center hosts open office hours every Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 p.m., September-June, at the Main Library’s TeenSpot. You can also make an appointment to meet with a counselor at a time and Library branch convenient for you by calling the College Resource Center at 513-621-2310.
College and Financial Aid Websites:
ACT Home Page
Information and online registration for the ACT test.
Accredited Schools Online - Financial Aid
A guide to paying for distance education.
Affordable Colleges Online - Financial Aid
Information about financial aid and how to find it.
American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for the nation's 32 tribal colleges and universities.
Access to official college and university home pages.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Colleges & Universities
Use this directory for local resources.
College and University Rankings
Compilation of links to online rankings of graduate, undergraduate and professional schools.
College Board Online
SAT and GRE test information and online templates for career, college and scholarship search.
Post-secondary education information including community colleges and professional degree programs.
College search template with links to college home pages.
US News Colleges and Career Center
Online edition of college issue of US News and World Report, including information on school rankings, financial aid, career and graduate study.
Educational Testing Service
Information on tests administered by ETS, including SAT, GRE, TOEFL, and AP examinations.
Matches student profile with large database of scholarships.
Broad and deep collection of financial aid information and links covering all aspects of scholarship search.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete information about FAFSA including forms, links, FAQS, and submission tips.
Scholarship database offering free searching.
Office of Postsecondary Education
Current information on legislation affecting education, including government student aid.
Online Summer School
Guide to show high school and college students how they can use online learning to catch up or get ahead. Resources include taking AP courses, learning vocational skills, and earning new credits.
College selection site which offers the creation of a personal college search file that can be saved and revised online.
Student Aid on the Web
Federal student aid information from the Department of Education.
Information about student employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities in the Federal government.