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College Preparation

All of Ohio's Public and Private Colleges and Universities

The following two publications are WONDERFUL! They provide a 1 page summary about every public and private university in Ohio.

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2-Year Colleges in Ohio

Public Universities in Ohio

Private Universities and Colleges in Ohio

US News Education Rankings and Informational Snapshots of 1,600 colleges/universities!

Financial Aid Information

Need help understanding your Financial Aid offer? Click HERE for a handbook with details.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  Be sure to use this official website.  Available online for the 2013-2014 school year after January 1, 2013.  A guide with answers to many FAQ can be found in the attachments below.
The University System of Ohio has a video on its website to help families complete the FAFSA. It provides tips and advice for filling out and filing the FAFSA. The OhioHigherEd.org website also features a fact sheet about the FAFSA that answers potential questions.

Specific Questions about how to file the FAFSA should be directed to the FINANCIAL AID office of which ever colleges you plan to attend.

OASFFA- College Goal Sunday - Held during the month of February. This is a brilliant workshop, where if you bring your financial information,including tax returns and bank statements, professionals will be on hand to walk you through and help you submit your FAFSA. This is the easiest and most pain-free way to complete the FAFSA.

Wayne College in Orrville also offers FREE help with the FAFSA for any area Senior (you do not have to be planning to attend Wayne to use this free service).
You should call (330)684-8942 for dates and times, to make a reservation, and to find out what all you need to bring with you in order to complete your FAFSA.

The American Legion Scholarship and Financial Aid information.

Debt.org - Information on bugeting for college, deciding on electronics for college, and understanding the financial aid process.


"Know How To Go" to college!

Do you want to go to college, but you don't know how to make it happen... Visit http://knowhow2go.org/ for details about what to do during each year of high school to help prepare yourself. This website also provides information about financial aid (FAFSA), colleges across the U.S., and much, much more!


College Program for Students with Learning Disabilities +/or ADHD

Please click HERE for exciting information about collegiate opportunities through a program at Muskingum University specifically designed for students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.


Online College Fairs

College Week Live is a great place to start looking at colleges for Juniors and Seniors. They also have webinars regarding International Universities, Paying for College, Test Preparation, ROTC, etc.

They are happening now, so click HERE for more information.


Ohio Board of Regents Information covering Ohio campuses, grants, scholarships, etc.

Peterson's In addition to college search and selection, test preparation, and financial aid, Peterson’s offers online services for essay editing and instruction as well as resume writing.

NCAA  Eligibility Center

Ohio Department of Education College Locator

Considering College?  A publication for 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students provided by The Ohio State University

College.gov is being built by the U.S. Dept. of Ed. in collaboration with students. This site is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education (such as 2- or 4-year colleges and universities, as well as vocational or career schools).

www.anycollege.com – Prospective students can choose a program, state, college type, sports, and/or college name for their search. Students can then view the web site of a college that specifically fits their needs and obtain information.
www.campustours.com – “Virtual” college tours ranging from straight forward online videos about a school to 360-degree panoramic images. Extras include campus maps, web cams, photos and links to university web sites.
www.collegeboard.org – SAT registration and practice. SAT/AP Test dates. College search program and a career search too. Testing information and practice. Financial aid information.
www.collegenet.com – College search for institutions by geography, tuition, enrollment and major.
www.collegeview.com – Hobson’s CollegeView lets you search for your ideal college by criteria such as major, location, student body size, public/private and religious affiliation.
www.eCampusTours.com – College planning information about choosing a college, student financial aid, campus life, career exploration, student loans, scholarships and more.
www.gocollege.com – Search for colleges, scholarship, SAT/ACT practice tests, applications.
www.mymajors.com – Have you decided that you want to go to college, but don’t know what you want to major in? If you aren’t sure, MyMajors.com can provide useful advice on college and university majors depending on your interests and achievements.
www.mystudentedge.com – Offers tools and resources to find scholarships, select schools and prepare for college entrance exams.

www.ohiocc.org – Focuses on issues impacting Ohio community and technical colleges.
www.ohioprivatecolleges.com – Links you to the fact sheet and website of Ohio private colleges and universities.
www.petersons.com – College search, test prep, admission essays, financial aid information, study abroad programs. Some information is a duplicate of their publications.