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The Internet offers a wealth of information about higher education, although the quantity of material available can be overwhelming. Here are some web sites with good information on college choice and student financial aid:

UCAN-NETWORK.ORG

The NAICU (National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities) consumer-information initiative U-CAN (University & College Accountability Network) is designed to give, in a common format, prospective students and their families concise, Web-based consumer-friendly information on the nation's nonprofit, private colleges and universities.

LEARNMOREINDIANA.ORG

The Learn More Resource Center is a great source of information about career planning, educational options, and financing your education. An arm of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Learn More also provides an information hotline at 1-800-992-2076.

NCES.ED.GOV/COLLEGENAVIGATOR

Using College Navigator’s school search engine, you can explore some 7,000 postsecondary U.S. institutions based on criteria you select, including programs and degrees awarded, retention and graduation rates, price of attendance, available aid, campus safety, and accreditation. This federal website comes from the National Center for Educational Statistics.

IN.GOV.SFA

Indiana’s Division of Students Financial Aid (SFA) explains state financial aid programs, answers Frequently Asked Questions, and provides links to additional aid sources.

STUDENTAID.ED.GOV

The U.S. Department of Education sponsors this site about federal aid programs, featuring information on the latest changes and an online Student Guide.

FAFSA.ED.GOV

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online.

FINAID.ORG

From a noted financial aid and college planning author, this is a comprehensive annotated collection of information about studentfinancial aid.

COLLEGECHOICEPLAN.COM

Explains the Indiana Family College Savings Plan, created by the General Assembly and offering significant tax advantages for those who save for a child’s education.

FASTWEB.COM

The largest and most complete source of scholarships available, FastWeb! features personalized matching of scholarships to students’ unique profiles.

COLLEGECOSTS.COM/NCCC

The National Center for College Costs provides financial aid consulting to families through school systems. This site offers students and parents insights on financial aid and college preparation.

TRIPTOCOLLEGE.ORG

Sponsored by the Indiana Youth Institute and made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., Trip to College is a step-by-step guide to making college a reality for Indiana families.