Helpful Links​

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID CAN BE INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE ON YOUR OWN.

We’ve put together a list of various resources intended to offer you valuable information on different colleges, on applications processes and deadlines, on testing, on scholarships & grants, and on financial aid formulas. Glance through each description and click on the links provided for more info.

Of course, we are also more than happy to help you too. Give us a call if you need assistance starting your college plan!

Best Fit Career and College

Big Future

This is a site you can use to search admissions profiles for various colleges and universities.

The Common Application

Over 500 colleges and universities use the Common App for their online application. Check it out!

CSU Mentor

California State Universities use CSU Mentor for their undergraduate online admission application.

University of CA

University of California schools use this website for their undergraduate online admission application and transfer applications.

College Admissions Secrets & Strategies

NCAA Eligibility Center

Interested in being a student athlete? The website is used to register as a potential collegiate student athlete.

College Board

The one-stop shop for SAT, SAT subject tests, and AP test registration.

The ACT

This is where you register for the ACT.

Grants, Scholarships, and Worry-Free Funding

EFC Calculator

This form is used to prepare an approximation of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The results are only an approximation of the Federal EFC figure that is calculated when you file the FAFSA form. Keep in mind College Planning Experts has a comprehensive software that will calculate your EFC in much more detail!

Create an Account (FSA ID)

Whether you’re a student, parent, or borrower, you’ll need to create your own account to complete federal student aid tasks.

FAFSA

This is where you fill our your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

CalGrants

This is the application for CA grants.

FastWeb

This is a free scholarship search website.

Scholarships.com

Use this to find local, state, and national college scholarships and grants.

Cappex

This is a comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.

CSS Profile/IDOC

Over 400 colleges require an additional financial aid form (CSS Profile). This is supplemental for many private schools.

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