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College Search Tips with a TE Twist

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Finding the right college fit can feel overwhelming.  It is important to have a roadmap, but before you can develop the map you need to know a few things about where you want to land.  The following websites should prove helpful!  This is by no means a complete listing but ones that TE Central feels are valuable.

 The College Navigator is created and supported by The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid  - aka FAFSA is the application to complete when seeking federal and state financial aid funding options.   Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make a college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.

Be prepared for college  - Students, “college prep” is about more than the classes that you take. It’s also about developing the skills that will help you succeed in college and life. For instance, as you balance studying and having fun, you’ll be practicing time management; and as you save for college, you’ll be learning money management. Our checklists suggest these and many other steps you can take, as well as websites you can explore, as you prepare academically and financially for college.

Cost of school considerations - The cost of college can include a variety of items including some you might not expect. By understanding college costs, you can compare schools and explore options in a more equitable fashion.

Tuition Exchange Membership listing  – Today Tuition Exchange membership numbers are more than 677 schools strong.  There is a school fit for everyone.  If you or your parent is employed at one of our schools, visit with the Tuition Exchange Officer soon to find out more.

Want a simple checklist?

 CLICK HERE for what you need to know about your Export (home) TE school.  

CLICK HERE  for what you need to consider when considering Import TE schools.