This list was created by Amy Kriz professional school counselor from Union High School
Planning for College & Career
Chronicle of Higher Education
A source for connecting students to resources in Iowa to help plan and prepare for college.
Higher Education Watch
Iowa College Access Network
ICAN provides free information about college planning and financial aid.
Iowa Association of Community Colleges
Iowa Association of Independent Colleges & Universities
Private College Family Guide
Iowa’s Regent Universities
Know How 2 Go
This site breaks the college planning process into four simple, easy to follow steps.
Financing College, Tax Benefits,
& Money Management
College Savings Iowa
This 529 plan helps parents, grandparents, family, and friends save for college.
This site provides information on student debt including financial tips and repayment plans.
Federal Trade Commission Project
The Federal Trade Commission offers tips on how to recognize a scholarship scam and file a complaint.
Iowa College Aid Commission
The State of Iowa resource for planning, preparing, and paying for college.
It’s Payback Time
Money management and borrowing tips.
IRS Tax Information for Students
IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits
of Higher Education
There will be a new guide for the 2012 Tax season.
IRS Form 8863
There will be new form for the 2012 Tax season.
Financial Aid Calculator
"Financial Aid Made Simple"
Free Video: https://www.udemy.com/financialaid
Managing College Cost
This source helps you learn how to manage your college costs without excessive debt! Create a FREE account to access free video seminars, timely articles, and links to execute the process of applying for aid.
A source for financial education basics.
Proteus offers programs to help cover training and educational costs to assist low-income individuals, primarily farm workers, seeking permanent, self-supporting occupations.
Student Loan Network
A rewards program turning everyday spending into college savings.
XAP offers tools to plan, explore, apply, and pay for college, including a scholarship search.
U.S. Department of Education
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete a FAFSA to be considered for state and federal grants, and other types of financial aid. Apply early, making sure you meet all state and college deadlines! Available January 1st.
Financial Aid Estimator
Use the Financial Aid Estimator to receive an early estimate of the financial aid you may be eligible to receive in 2016-17.
Financial Aid Toolkit
A "one-stop-shop" to assist students and parents through the process of selecting and financing their higher education. Click on the "Search Tools & Resources" page.
Apply for your FSA ID (previously PIN) to electronically sign your FAFSA on the Web and access loan information.
Federal Student Aid
Information about federal aid programs and tips on how to plan and pay for college. The site also includes a scholarship search and a student portal. Create your own personal portfolio to save scholarship information, apply to colleges online, transfer your profile to FAFSA on the Web and more.
National Center for Educational Statistics
Lists the average financial aid award at each school, how many students receive aid and various other statistics.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Publications for Parents
Publications for parents to help children plan, prepare, and succeed in education.
U.S. Department of Education
Military Education Options