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State of South Carolina

(General Information)


Commission on Higher Education (CHE)
Find information here about public higher education in South Carolina.

www.che.sc.gov


Regional Education Centers
Link to information, services, and resources for students, educators and employers.

www.scpathways.org


SC Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
The South Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is a non-profit organization established to promote the professional competency of persons involved in financial aid.

www.scasfaa.org


SC Department of Education
The South Carolina Department of Education advises educators, students and parents on planning for college. It also reviews new federal education policies and breaks down financial options.

www.ed.sc.gov

GED information

www.ed.sc.gov/agency/Standards-and-Learning/Adult-Education


SC GEAR UP
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEARUP) offers the students, families, educators and communities of selected SC middle and high schools services that promote academic achievement and college awareness.

www.scgearup.org


SC Independent Colleges and Universities Inc, (SCICU)
Explore South Carolina’s private colleges and universities.

www.scicu.org


SC Technical College System
Get more information on South Carolina’s technical colleges and trade programs.

www.sctechsystem.com

Apprenticeship Information:

www.sctechsystem.com/apprenticeshipcarolina/default.htm


SC Transfer and Articulation Center (SC TRAC)
One-stop shop for transfer students, administrators and advisors/faculty providing them with easy access to information they need pertaining to college transfer.

www.sctrac.org





















State of South Carolina (Financial Aid)

This site from SCETV is designed specifically to highlight South Carolina educational activities and resources.

www.knowitall.org


SC College Goal Sunday
This annual statewide event helps students complete FAFSA applications.

www.collegegoalsundaysc.org


SCOIS: South Carolina’s Official Career Resource Network

www.scois.net


Multicultural Financial Aid Resources

www.che.sc.gov/StudentServices/Financial%20Assistance


S.C. National Guard Student Loan Repayment Program

www.che.sc.gov/New_Web/GoingToCollege/NatlGuard


SC 529 College Savings Plan

www.futurescholar.com/UserRelationship


SC Student Loan Corporation

www.scstudentloan.org


SC Tuition Grants

www.sctuitiongrants.com


SC Tuition Prepayment Program (SCTPP)

www.scgrad.org






















Federal Government Sites

U.S. Department of Education

www.ed.gov


College.gov
A helpful site from the U.S. Department of Education that assists students as they pursue their goal of going to college.

www.college.gov


Information for Students and Their Families

www.students.gov


GEAR UP
The federal GEAR UP site provides information on each state’s GEAR UP program and lists yearly GEAR UP award winners.

www.ed.gov/gearup


The National School Board Association
This site offers reports and news from school boards around the country.

www.nsba.org


Teachers.net is a chat room for teachers, as well as a resource for lesson plans.

www.teachers.net


Tax Benefits for Education

www.irs.gov/publications/p970/index.html


Teach for America

www.teachforamerica.org






















College Search

College Board
College Board connects students to college success and opportunity while connecting parents and educators with valuable resources.

www.collegeboard.com


College Planning and Exploration

www.going2college.org


www.college.gov


www.collegeispossible.org


Mapping Your Future
Extensive information on career planning, college selection, financial aid, resumes and job hunting, as well as other links.

www.mappingyourfuture.org


National Center for Education Statistics
College Costs, Search Engine and More

www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool


















Financial Aid (General)

EdWise
Calculate how much you can afford to borrow and repay.

www.edfund.org/EdWise


Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing more than $60 billion a year in grants, loans and work-study assistance.

www.studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english


FAFSA
Direct link to step-by-step directions to filling out a FAFSA form.

www.fafsaonline.com/fafsa-form/fafsa-form-step-1.php


Borrow Smart
Access information on low-interest federal loans and strategies for smart borrowing.

www.edfund.org


www.edfund.org/EdWise


www.studentdebthelp.org


College Savings Plan

www.collegesavings.org


www.independent529plan.org


College Goal Sunday

www.collegegoalsundaysc.org


Fast Web
A free personalized search of over 180,000 scholarships.

www.fastweb.com


Finaid
A comprehensive online resource and guide for financial aid options.

www.finaid.org


Foster Youth Grants
Foster Youth Grants provide foster children with college scholarships, connecting them with mentors and internships.

www.orphan.org


ALL Student Loan

www.allstudentloan.org


Gates Millennium Scholars

www.gmsp.org


Health Careers

www.bhpr.hrsa.gov


www.hhs.gov


The Sallie Mae Fund

www.salliemaefund.org


StudentJobs.gov

www.studentjobs.gov


UPromise
Turn everyday spending into money for college with UPromise.

www.upromise.com/8331.do?sx=groc&ax=cocacola-bookmark


SuperCollege

www.supercollege.com




















Scholarship Search Engines

Athletic Scholarships
Search athletic scholarships for undergraduate student-athletes at Division I and Division II schools.

www.ncaa.org


MSN Money
Family & College Finance Center

www.moneycentral.msn.com/family/home.asp


ScholarSite.com

www.scholarsite.com


Scholarship Search
A free personalized search of over 2,000 scholarships, loans, internships and other financial aid programs.

www.collegeboard.com/pay


Scholarship Directories

www.fastweb.com
www.collegenet.com/mach25
www.scholarshiphelp.org


Scholarship Scams

www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams
www.studentaid.ed.gov/lsa



















Multicultural Assistance

Free scholarship search, geared specifically toward African-American students.

www.blackcollegedollars.org


United Negro College Fund

www.uncf.org


Asian-American Scholarships

www.apiasf.org


Scholarships for Latino Students

www.latinocollegedollars.org


Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
A comprehensive resource for undocumented students.

www.maldef.org


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
CHCI offers a bilingual Parent Handbook that breaks down the college admissions and financial aid process.

www.chciyouth.org


Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute
The nation's leading Hispanic scholarship organization, providing the Hispanic community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country.

www.hsf.net


Latino Scholarships

www.hsfi.org
www.hispanicfund.org
www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org


Native American Scholarships

www.collegefund.org
www.aises.org/Programs






















First-Generation Students

Center for Student Opportunity (CSO)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting higher education opportunities for first-generation and other historically underserved college-bound students.

www.csopportunity.org


First in the Family
A valuable resource for students who are first in their family to go to college.

www.firstinthefamily.org




















Test Prep

College Board
Find free test preparation materials and test-taking advice.

www.collegeboard.com


ACT website
Access free ACT prep materials.

www.actstudent.org

Link directly to sample tests:

www.actstudent.org/sampletest/index.html


Number2
This free site offers test prep resources.

www.number2.com


Princeton Review
Choose test prep options based on your own learning style: online, classroom, private tutoring.

www.princetonreview.com


Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan offers private tutoring, classroom courses and online test preparation options, as well as valuable guidance on applying to college and financial aid information.

www.kaplan.com



















Educator Links

Educator’s Reference Desk
The Educator's Reference Desk brings together 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information and 200+ question archive responses.

www.eduref.org


Global Schoolhouse
The Global Schoolhouse is devoted to online collaborative projects, offering access to others' projects and allows teachers to post their own.

www.gsn.org


Knight Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes journalistic excellence and provides grants for community-based projects. South Carolina chapters exist in Columbia and Myrtle Beach.

www.knightfdn.org




















Career Interest

Job and Career Search Engines

www.collegegrad.com
www.studentjobs.gov
www.coolworks.com
www.careervoyages.gov
www.mapping-your-future.org/features/careership
www.kids.gov/6_8/6_8_careers.shtml
www.careeronestop.org


Job Trends

www.bls.gov/emp
www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov


My Road
A branch of College Board, this site provides free personality tests, interest inventory and other exciting activities for students and parents.

www.myroad.com






















Military / Service

AmeriCorps

www.americorps.gov


Veteran Education Benefits

www.gibill.va.gov


Free Tuition / Education Assistance
Free tuition for qualifying veterans’ children.

www.govoepp.state.sc.us/va/benefits.html#ed_assis


Military Scholarships

www.todaysmilitary.com





















Career Interest

Job and Career Search Engines

www.collegegrad.com
www.studentjobs.gov
www.coolworks.com
www.careervoyages.gov
www.mapping-your-future.org/features/careership
www.kids.gov/6_8/6_8_careers.shtml
www.careeronestop.org


Job Trends

www.bls.gov/emp
www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov


My Road
A branch of College Board, this site provides free personality tests, interest inventory and other exciting activities for students and parents.

www.myroad.com






















Transfer / Credit Assistance

South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center (SC TRAC)
The South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center (SC TRAC) is a one-stop shop for transfer students, administrators and advisors/faculty. Developed by a collaboration of partners, including the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) and representatives from the state’s public institutions of higher education, SC TRAC gives students, advisors and administrators easy access to advice and info about college transfers and class credits.

www.sctrac.org



sc can is a program of the commission on higher education partnered with collegegoalsc.org & scgearup.org