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  • Financial aid

BrokeScholar (

College advice and scholarship help. Contains more than 900,000 college scholarships.

 College is Possible (

A resource guide for parents, students, and education professionals, sponsored by the Coalition of American Colleges & Universities. Emphasis on costs, financial aid programs, and practical guides to help prepare for college. (

The go-to source for information and resources for post-high school education, developed by the U.S. Dept. of Education in collaboration with students to answer the questions: why go, what to do, and how to pay.  Features first-person accounts of students who overcame challenges of peer pressure and lack of family and financial support to succeed.

  Federal School Code Search - FAFSA on the Web (

Codes needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a mandatory component of almost all higher education financial aid applications.

 FinAid: Financial Aid Information Page (

Includes scholarship search services, government loan information, and sites for special student populations and interests.

Frugal Dad

Common sense for college.

Nursing Grant and Scholarship Programs (

Information about nursing schools and financial aid.

Online Degrees, Financial Aid, and Scholarships (

Lists online college and university degree programs in more than 100 fields of study, along with financial aid and scholarship resources for online students, and links to other similar websites.

Tuition Funding Sources

Database of scholarships and financial aid

Guide to loans and financial management.
  • College and university information

Accounting Degrees

Choosing an accounting degree

Accredited Online Colleges

Information about accredited online colleges.

Association of American Military Colleges and Schools (

Directory of military schools in the U.S., searchable by type (college prep, 2-year, or 4-year university; day school or boarding).

Beauty Schools

Guide to beauty schools and cosmetology programs.


Most complete education index, featuring over 8,200 links to higher educational institutions worldwide.  Includes colleges and schools by careers at 

Business Degrees

Information on business degrees and online programs.

CNA classes

Find CNA classes and other health and medical programs. is a directory of community colleges.

Criminal Justice Programs

Legal degree information

Frugal Dad

Search for colleges and universities.

Graduate Degree Advantage

Choosing a graduate school

Education Degrees

Education degree information

Educating Engineers

Engineer career information

Fashion Colleges

Fashion colleges by state

Health Administration Degrees

Health Administration degree information

IT Career Paths

Information on school and jobs in the IT career field. is designed to benefit working professionals who want to further their career.

Medical Assistant Schools

Medical Assisting

Medical Assistant degree information

eMedical Assistants

Information on medical assistant degrees and schools

Salary by State

Salary of medical assistants by state.

Nursing Degrees

Nursing degree information

Nurse Practitioner 

Online nurse practioner programs

Online College Databases

Online colleges in Texas

Online Courses

View videos, lectures, and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton and MIT for free. 

View free online classes with Academic Earth

Interviews with students about why they chose an online degree

Medical Billing and Coding Courses online

Psychology Degrees

Psychology degree information

RWM Vocational Schools Database (

Search by state and training field to find information for licensed vocational schools. (

Student gateway to the U.S. Government. Tips and information for college students and their families on many useful subjects. Developed under the U.S. Dept. of Education.

Technical Schools Guide (

Search for technical schools by state or degree program. Includes a career aptitude test and a hotline number (1.866.529.1247) with access to a career advisor. 

Texas Colleges

Find colleges by state.

Trucking schools

Information on trucking schools

Top Trucking Schools

Information, tools, and resources for students looking to earn their Class A CDL license and become a professional driver

Ultrasound Technician Schools

Ultrasound Tech degree information

U.S. College Search (

Search for schools by state and view occupational guides, financial aid resources and more.

U.S. Community Colleges (

Links to community college school websites by state.

  • Test preparation
Visit our TexShare page to learn how to log in with your library and access practice tests online.
This site provides information on GED testing locations and preparation suggestions for Texans who did not graduate from high school and wish to get their degree equivalency.

Your GED (

Helps people find local GED prep courses, many of which are free.

Free ASVAB Testing Materials (

The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense.

CollegeBoard (

Provides information on planning for college, registering for the SAT, selecting and applying for a college, seeking financial aid, and creating a personal planner for deadlines. (

Informational Web sites from The Children's Partnership national initiative to guarantee high quality online content for low-income and underserved Americans. Provides for education, health, housing, jobs, and literacy needs.

Kaplan (

Education programs for kids and schools, test preparation, higher education, and professional training in online and classroom settings, worldwide.

Test Prep - SAT & ACT Practice test scoring
  • Literacy

America’s Literacy Directory (

Allows users to search by location for programs on reading/writing, ESL, math, the GED, and more.

Learn to Read - Learn to read from the comfort of your couch. Fun and educational literacy resources.

Starfall (

Offers free phonics-based activities to help children learn to read.

Thanks to Dr. Lynn Westbrook for compiling many of these resources and making them available at