Learn more about postsecondary education on the Web

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Here's a sample of Web sites that can help you learn more about postsecondary education:

www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator -- National Center for Education Statistics site includes information on college costs, aid by school, retention rates.

www.studentaid.ed.gov -- Federal government site explaining financial aid.

www.fafsa.ed.gov -- Official federal site for Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, required for those seeking financial aid. Also has a button for the FAFSA4caster, which enables families to make an early aid estimate.

www.finaid.org -- Site developed by Mark Kantrowitz of Cranberry to provide financial aid information.

www.fastweb.com -- Site developed by Mark Kantrowitz of Cranberry to help students find scholarships.

www.pittsburghfoundation.org -- Button at bottom of Pittsburgh Foundation website enables students to search for $2.6 million in scholarships.

www.educationplanner.org -- American Education Services (PHEAA) site on choosing and paying for college.

knowhow2go.com -- Site by American Council on Education and Lumina Foundation for Education, showing steps to college from middle through high school.

www.savingforcollege.com -- Guide to 529 college savings plans.

www.collegeresults.org --Education Trust comparisons of graduation rates at colleges and universities, including overall and by race and gender.

www.actstudent.org -- ACT college entrance exam site has college and career planning advice, information on ACT college entrance exam.

www.collegeboard.org -- College Board site has information on colleges and SAT college entrance exam.

buildersguild.org-- Offers information on training and careers for trades. Site of the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania.


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