Links and Resources
- ACT Prep — Source for understanding the American College Test (ACT), including how to prepare
for the test and how it relates to college admission.
- CashCourse — A FREE money guide with online personal tools that help students to build real-life-ready
financial skills in order to make informed financial decisions and take charge of
- Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) — Search and connect with colleges and universities that support first-generation
college students. I’m First! is an online community providing first-generation college students – and those who
advise them – with inspiration, information, and support on the road to and through
- College Scorecard — One of several college-choice websites offered by the U.S. Department of Education
and inspired by President Barack Obama; an interactive tool, designed to help parents
and prospective students to weigh college options, including cost, graduation rates,
loan default rates, and median borrowing.
- Federal Student Aid - Provides college preparation checklists and links to websites on exploring career
options, choosing a school, types of financial aid with eligibility requirements,
FAFSA, student loans, and credit counseling.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — Find information about deadlines, completing applications and options for filing
federal student aid; find college school codes; learn about the IRS Data Retrieval
Tool; and use FAFSA4caster to see how federal student aid can help pay for college.
- High School Financial Planning Program — A FREE turnkey financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal
finance skills that are relevant to the lives of teens in grades 8-12. It contains
six 40-page student guides, one for each of the following personal finance topics:
Money Management, Borrowing, Earning Power, Investing, Financial Services, and Insurance.
The website is powered by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).
- KASFAA — Kansas Association of Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA) site provides students
with online videos, other resources and events, like College Goal Sunday, to help
them complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Online videos
include: Overview of the Financial Aid Process, FAFSA Overview, Determining Your Dependency
Status, Myths About Financial Aid, and Types of Federal Student Aid.
- Khan Academy — A nonprofit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan with
the aim of providing free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Learn for free
about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine,
finance, history, and more.
- National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) — A leading private nonprofit 501 (c) 3, national foundation dedicated to providing
financial education and practical information to people at all financial levels. The
site includes links to consumer resources, the latest financial news, past and present
research endeavors, money management tips, retirement planning, steps to getting smart
about money and ways to identify and improve spending habits.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Lists and describes various careers,
including the job outlook; salary; the work environment; education, training, and
other qualifications needed; information on state and area data, similar occupations; and other sources of additional
- The Stock Market Game — Connects students to the global economy with virtual investing and real-world learning
in math, English language arts, economics, social studies, and other subjects. Access
easy-to-follow instructional guides, suggested lessons, activities, and projects for
afterschool and homeschool.
- Test Prep Review — Source for FREE online practice tests, including the GED, ACT, SAT, GMAT, and more.