Helpful Resources for Students and Parents
Information about Independent Educational Consultants:
- Independent Educational Consulting Association
- 12 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Educational Consultant
- 10 Important Ways IECA Members Are Unlike Other Independent Educational Consultants
For College and Medical School Search:
- Association Of American Medical Colleges
- Central Application Service for Physician Assistants
- YouniversityTV.com (video-based college tours)
Financial Aid / scholarships:
- afsa.ed.gov – main site for applying for federal financial aid
- pin.ed.gov - for requesting a PIN for FAFSA online.
- FAFSA Forecaster - provide estimates for your 'expected family contribution' or EFC
- College Board.com: profile online for EFC estimates.
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
- nelliemae.com - online calculator to interpret financial aid packages
- collegenet.com/mach25 - search for scholarships
- fastaid.com - free scholarship search.
- studentaid.ed.gov – federal financial aid planning website
- profileonline.collegeboard.com – CSS Profile
- floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf (Bright Futures)
- fastweb.com – searchable scholarship database
Academic/Studying and testing resources:
- Khan Academy
- www.number2.com – free test prep site for ACT, SAT
- www.fairtest.org – for a list of test-optional colleges