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College Resources and Websites

Below is a list of websites that may help you with your college searches, financial aid and scholarships, and other college and career related websites.

College Search Websites
  • CollegeWeek Live:  Search colleges, see scholarship information, view upcoming college events (such as open houses, etc.), and even see on-demand video presentations.
  • HBCU Connect: A great site to search for historically black colleges and universities. Also has links for scholarships, jobs and much more.
  • NCAA: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Information on Division I, II & III schools, daily updates, blogs, job information, and sport-by-sport statistics. For high school students interested in playing college sports, request a transcript through Parchment for the NCAA Clearinghouse.
  • OnlineCollege.net: Michigan College and University Guide; provides an investigative review of the online education landscape and critically evaluate the best program available, from quality to affordability. Also, scholarship information to help finance their education.
  • Petersons: A comprehensive site where you can identify colleges by location, major, tuition and more. There is also test prep and financial aid information.
  • Princeton Review: A site to help with standardized test preparation, as well as a great college search function.
  • UNIGO: A college guide created by college students nationwide, covering everything from the admissions process to academics to social life at various schools. A great way to get a student’s perspective.
  • U.S. News:  Keeps up-to-date college rankings, including “Best Colleges” (nationally), “Best Graduate Schools”, and “World’s Best Universities”
  • Wired Scholar: Help in preparing for college, for both students and parents who are trying to figure out the college and financial aid application processes.
Financial Aid & Scholarship Websites
  • Best Colleges – Investigates the major sources of financial aid awards, which, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. They also explain how scholarships, grants and fellowships work and identify awards for women that are worth pursuing.
  • CSS Profile online – The CSS Profile is required by many private colleges and universities to apply for financial aid in addition to the FAFSA form.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA –recommended for all students regardless of family income.
  • fastweb.com –Database of over 180,000 private scholarships. It offers a free search using an online profile you create.
  • The Federal Student Aid Gateway – Source for free information, guidance, and tools for federal student assistance—from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid. Click on the section for “Students, Parents and Counselors” –
  • FinAid – A resource for financial aid & scholarships, including a financial aid estimator.
  • Going Merry – One place for students to find and apply to scholarships online, free.
  • mappingyourfuture.org – Sponsored by participants in the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), this is a site for advice on financial strategies, choosing a college and career planning.
  • Cappex – Assists in finding merit aid scholarships by matching students with merit scholarship opportunities from colleges across the country. Merit aid is awarded to students with a broad range of GPA’s, and can even be based on interests, intended majors, leadership & community service.
  • Midwest Student Exchange Program – The Midwest’s largest multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Over 140 colleges and universities in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin offer each other’s’ citizens affordable rates. Public institutions agree to charge no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate; private institutions offer a 10% reduction on tuition rates.
  • Scholarships.com – A free college scholarship search that has over ten million members. There are no fees to apply.
  • guaranteed-scholarships.com/– Scholarships guaranteed by nearly 100 colleges to students who meet the individual listed criteria for each.

Learn More About Financial Aid

http://www.finaid.org/finaid/fao-web.html
www.finaid.org
www.finaid.org/finaid/calculators/estimate.html
www.msfaa.org
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grants-college.html?src=pn
https://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-29939—,00.html
www.edsoup.com
www.actstudent.org

Other College and Career Related Websites
  • Common Application: www.commonapp.org – The official site for the Common Application, used by many selective, independent colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs.
  • NCAA (Clearinghouse): www.eligibilitycenter.org – This site provides information for prospective NCAA student-athletes regarding Division I & II eligibility requirements. Here you can register with the clearinghouse if planning on playing a NCAA sport in college (after setting up an online account).
  • Career Planning: The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the #1 resource for learning about different careers, the education and training needed, and the current average salary for those careers.

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Student, Class of '19

“This high school builds the whole young woman intellectually, spiritually, and teaches the feminine genius approach to life. Amen!”

Chrissy

“I LOVE this school. The teachers are excellent. Because the students are so friendly, it’s easy to fit in and make friends even if you have had a tough time at other schools. There is virtually no bullying and it is a very friendly, positive environment. Highly recommended.”

Alumna, Class of '17

“This high school experience is like none other you can get anywhere. There is joy and comradery and the girls are happy and excel. They are being supported and encouraged by staff. You can watch a girl come in who had a bad experience elsewhere, bloom here and become a different girl in a short time. Can’t say enough good about it. Thank God the founders had this vision and followed through with it. Well needed and we are very thankful!”

SCA Parent

“The school lives up to their mission statement by unlocking the feminine genius in the girls who go there and providing us with the opportunity to discover who we are meant to be.”

MaryKatherine

“An excellent school that brings the girls together more like sisters rather than friends.”

Zina

“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”

Alumna

“I was among one of the very first classes SCA ever had. As a pioneer and a student to be a part of the foundation of clubs and classes that continue today, I am beyond proud of how far the school has come. There were many ups and downs during my four years but an amazing experience overall. Today at college I still look back on and cherish my times at SCA, thankful for the connections, education and sisterhood I acquired. I am looking forward to seeing many more young women carry on the traditions my class and recent classes have set for the future.”

Alumna, Class of '14

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Katherine

 

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