How do I plan for college?

To get to college, you have to plan for college. The good news is, there are plenty of resources available to help you make informed decisions.

One of the best is EducationQuest® Foundation. This non-profit, Nebraska-based organization offers free college planning services, outreach assistance, need-based scholarship programs and college access grants. They will also walk you step-by-step through the FAFSA process.

OTHER RESOURCES

You may also want to bookmark some other websites included here. They provide information and insight, not only about financial planning, but also about preparing academically and socially for college.

Preparing for this life-changing event is a major undertaking. Begin today. And enjoy this exciting time.

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA CAMPUSES

www.unk.edu — The University of Nebraska at Kearney

www.unl.edu — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln

www.unomaha.edu — The University of Nebraska at Omaha

www.unmc.edu — The University of Nebraska Medical Center

GENERAL PLANNING

www.educationquest.org — Nebraska-based, not-for-profit organization providing free college planning services.

www.knowhow2gonebraska.org — Don't know what you don't know? Click here.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

www.collegescholarships.org/grants — Broad-based site for financial information.

www.planforcollegenow.com — Site for the College Savings Plan of Nebraska, a popular 529 program.

www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/fafsa — Interactive guide to understanding and filling out the FAFSA.

TESTING

www.act.org — The official website for ACT®, the independent, not-for-profit organization that conducts American College Testing programs.

www.collegeboard.com — Complete information from the people who conduct SAT tests.

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

www.fafsa.ed.gov — The official site for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.)

www.ed.gov/programs — The U.S. Department of Education's programs site.

www.studentaid2.ed.gov/getmoney — Federal Student Aid, an office of the Department of Education, ensures that all eligible students benefit from federal financial assistance (grants, loans, work-study programs) for education beyond high school.