Colleges

DATABASES

LearningExpressLibrary
Complete online interactive practice tests for the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and many career tests. Also, includes skill improvement tests for elementary, middle and high school students.

FINDING A COLLEGE

Brain Track
Most complete online directory of the world's universities and colleges.

College Board
Search for colleges, financial aid, and college entrance exams and test dates.

IIE Passport Study Abroad Directories
Find out about international study options from the Institute of International Education. Contains information about universities and private institutions that sponsor education abroad programs for U.S. students and adult learners.

Illinois Board of Higher Education
Find college degree programs throughout Illinois by searching for institution type and degree programs, with subject/geographic limits.

Institute of Education Sciences (IES) College Navigator
The National Center for Education Statistics provides information about colleges and universities across the U.S.

Peterson's Open Choices
Links to colleges, financial aid sources, test preparation, and online college applications.

Princeton Review Best 361 College Rankings
View 62 rankings lists, organized into 8 categories, based on student feedback.

U.S. News and World Report - Education
U.S. News' annual rankings of graduate and undergraduate programs plus information on colleges and financial aid.

FINANCIAL AID

College Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program
Information on the prepaid tuition program administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

EduLender.com
Compare student loan interest rates.

FastWEB.com
Offers free searches to some 400,000 scholarships.

Federal Student Aid
Apply online for student financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education web site. Fill out the FAFSA online.

TEXTBOOKS

Amazon.com
Do not overlook this well-known bookseller when searching for affordable new and used textbooks.

Bigwords.com
Another vendor with inexpensive books.

DealOz.com
Search over 500 online stores (including Amazon and Half.com) at once for the best prices on books.

Half.com by eBay
This site boasts great deals on textbooks.