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Links

ACT Registration
ACT Website
ACT registration and other helpful infornation
http://www.actstudent.org/

Colleges and Universities
Links to Colleges and Universities
For college information, please consult this alphabetical listing of U.S. Colleges and Universities.
http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/state/

Financial Aid
Alabama Student Loan Program
The Alabama Student Loan Program-KHEAA is the designated guarantor of the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) for Alabama. The FFELP includes the Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized), Federal PLUS (for parents or graduate/professional students), and Federal Consolidation Loan. These loans help make higher education more affordable for thousands of students and families every year.
http://www.alstudentaid.com/

FinAid!
The Smart StudentGuide to Financial Aid.
http://www.finaid.org/

All Student Loans
Fast. Trusted. Guaranteed.
http://www.allstudentloan.org/public/main.aspx

Americorps
A program of the Corporation for National and Community Service
http://www.americorps.org/

Financialaid.com
As an education finance leader, financialaid.com is committed to helping students and their parents get the money they need for college. Above all, we’re committed to providing you with the best customer service in the business, with highly trained loan counselors to guide you through every step of the way.
http://www.financialaid.com/

ASAP/Union Bank & Trust
ASAP/Union Bank & Trust is a leader in educational finance, and has over 30 years of experience offering students, families, and schools innovative and affordable student loan products and services.
http://www.asapubt.com/

FSA Federal Student Aid
This Web site is your source of information for the U.S. Department of Education PIN. Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your U.S. Department of Education records online. If you receive a PIN, you agree to not disclose or share your PIN with anyone. Your PIN serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records. You should never give your PIN to anyone, including commercial services that offer to help you complete your FAFSA. Be sure to keep your PIN in a safe place.
http://www.pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp

US Department of Education
Financial aid information for students, parents and counselors.
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp

FAFSA
U.S. Department of Education FREE Application for Federal Student Aid Web Site.
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Nellie Mae
Nellie Mae helps you be brilliant by providing intelligent student loan programs to help families pay for college. We work in partnership with the brightest school administrators to make student loans accessible and offer timely guidance about borrowing wisely.
http://www.nelliemae.com/

Panhandle-Plains Student Loan Center
PPSLC provides full servicing of FFELP loans, Federal Perkins loans, institutional account receivables, and alternative student loans.
http://www.ppslc.com/

My Financial Aid Guide
School Financing and College Financial Aid Sources
http://www.instant.pair.com/financialaid/

U Promise
Join millions of families who turn their everyday spending into college savings.
http://www.upromise.com/

Careers and Employment
NCDA
National Career Development Association
http://www.ncda.org

The Career Key
The Career Key gives you expert help with career choices -- career changes, career planning, job skills, and choosing a college major or educational program.
http://careerkey.org

Careermag
CareerMag provides industry specific career channels with a wealth of information tailored to your career goals. Select a career channel to research industry information, search jobs and build your portfolio.
http://www.careermag.com/

Career OneStop
Access over 1 million jobs, get labor market trends and tips, post your resume for thousands of employers, and MUCH MORE. Access thousands of resumes, find tools for expanding your company, training your staff, and MUCH MORE.
http://www.careeronestop.org/

Alabama Health Careers
Welcome to your one-stop-shop for health careers in Alabama.
http://www.alabamahealthcareers.com/main.html

Life Works
Explore health and medical science careers.
http://www.science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks

Mapping Your Future
One-stop site for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options and college planning.
http://www.mapping-your-future.org/

Alabama Labor Market Information
LMI is a primary source for much of the available information about Alabama's employment, unemployment, wages, and much more. The information gathered and analyzed by the division is often made available in the form of publications.
http://www2.dir.state.al.us/

Community Support Services
Alabama Dept. of Rehabilitation Services
One department providing a continuum of services to assist Alabamians with disabilities at home, in school and on the job.
http://www.rehab.state.al.us/Home/default.aspx?url=/Home/Main

Operation Graduation
Inside every one of us is a graduate.
http://operationgraduation.com

Student Help Lines
GirlsHealth
Welcome to GirlsHealth.gov – a web site made just for you! There’s lots of cool information you can use. Maybe you want to start working out or you’re stressed out about school. There are lots of different topics to choose from. Take a look!
http://www.4girls.gov/

NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD
CALL 1-800-621-4000 IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT RUNNING AWAY.YOUR CONVERSATION WILL BE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
http:///

Report Drug Abuse
CALL 351-STOP
http://

Selective Service Registration
Selective Service Registration
If you are an 18 year old man, you must register for Selective Service. Failure to register is punishable by a fine up to $250,000, imprisonment for up to 5 years or both.
http://www.sss.gov

United States Armed Forces
Today's Military
Find out what a military career can offer your young person.
http://www.todaysmilitary.com/app/tm/

Alabama Army National Guard
Alabama Army National Guard
http://www.1800goguard.com/home.html

U.S. Air Force
United States Air Force Website
http://www.airforce.com/

United States Army
As a Soldier in the U.S. Army, you’re tasked with upholding the Constitution and protecting America’s freedoms. But it’s not always work—Soldiers have free time just like everyone else to spend with friends and family, or take part in sports or hobbies. Soldiers continually strengthen themselves mentally and physically through Ongoing Training. And most important—Soldiers live the Seven Core Army Values every day.
http://www.goarmy.com/

United States Coast Guard
The United States Coast Guard Website
http://www.uscg.mil/uscg.shtm

United States Marine Corps
You want a successful future for your son or daughter. That's what the Marines want, too. With service to country comes the highest level of training and success — both in defending our country and in a Marine's personal life. Marines win battles and develop into strong citizens. It is a difficult road, but one you can be proud your son or daughter is considering. It is also something that you can be part of.
http://www.marines.com/page/usmc.jsp?flashRedirect=true

United States Navy
Accelerate your life.
http://www.navy.com/

College Planning and Information
ACT Collegenet
Welcome to a better world for College Admissions...
http://www.c3apply.org/

Alabama Mentor
Applying to college online is fast, convenient, and easy. Start your application here.
http://www.alabamamentor.org/

Applying to Schools
Fill out one college application and quickly let over 3,000 accredited colleges find and perhaps make you an acceptance offer.
http://www.applyingtoschool.com/

Avoid Scholarship Scams
Need Money for College? Doesn't everybody? Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams.
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/scholarship/index.html

Prevent Scholarship Scams
What is a Scholarship Scam? See the flyer at right, or check out Project Scholarscam, from the Federal Trade Comission (FTC).
http://www.nacac.com/preventscams.html

National Association for College Admission Counseling
Guiding the way to higher education.
http://www.nacacnet.org/MemberPortal/

Colleges and College Scholarships Newsletter.
If you are a high school student headed for college, the parent of a student bound for college, or an educational professional, we hope you will sign up below to receive the 2006 Colleges and College Scholarships Newsletter.
http://college-scholarships.com/newsletter.htm

The College Hound
Find the right college. Fast!
http://www.thecollegehound.com/

Adventures in Education
Welcome to AIE — We are here to help you accomplish your higher education goals.
http://www.aie.org/

College View
Hobson's college view has information on scholarships, financial information and college searches.
http://www.collegeview.com/

College Net
Go to college. Change the world.
http://www.collegenet.com/

The Common Application
The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application - online and in print - that students may submit to any of our nearly 300 members. Membership is limited to colleges and universities that evaluate students using a holistic selection process. Since our founding over 30 years ago, we have been committed to maintaining a reliable service while promoting equity, access, and integrity in the college application process.
http://www.commonapp.org/

ECampur Tours
Begin your college search by state or college name in the college search box at the top right, or you can try our advanced college search. Seeing is believing...so click and see!
http://www.ecampustours.com/

Online College Guide

With a growing wage gap between those who have a degree and those with only a high school diploma, the decision to go on to college is easy. The challenge lies in finding a college that offers your degree program, at a price point you can afford, and the flexibility you need. With more and more people working full time and going to school, online colleges become an attractive proposition. Flexible class times, remote access and multiple degree offerings make them almost as comprehensive as a traditional school, often without the exorbitant price tag.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/education/online-colleges/

College Planning and Financial Aid
Peterson's Planner
Prepare for your test. Find the right school. Explore financial aid. Advance your career.
http://www.petersons.com/

XAP Student Center
Plan, explore, and apply to college using these great tools.
http://www.xap.com/

The Alabama College System
The Alabama College System provides a unified system of academic college education, technical education, customized business and industry training, workforce development and adult education. This system is part of a seamless, lifelong education process for all Alabamians and corporate citizens.
http://www.acs.cc.al.us/

Get Recruited
The best way to get information about colleges, universities, and scholarships
http://get-recruited.com/

The Princeton Review
Welcome to The Princeton Review
http://www.princetonreview.com/home.asp

Blue House College Links
Looking for college info, like where to search for colleges, college textbooks, online college degrees, colege scholarships, college grants, college rankings or less studious pursuits like college girls, college football or the college world series? You've come to the right place. Each site listed here has something to do with college. Our advertisers top the list. Why? Because they care enough about their sites to pay to be there, so you can be sure they are offering you something of quality. Each site has real college content, not links to other college sites. Bookmark us now as the site will change regularly. If you want to advertise your college site, go here for details. Start clicking!
http://blue-house.com/college/