Career Direction Information
Provides an online tool for researching various occupations, including regional employment data, and connects students to academic pathways at Sinclair Community College.
Take a career interest survey to learn about yourself. Explore career information by a keyword or industry. Build and upload a resume. Access practice tests for the ACT and SAT. Create your own online backpack to save and view information.
College Debt Calculator
Estimates student loan payments.
From the US Department of Education comes this site that is designed to help college-bound students have a better sense of how much their education will cost and how much they can expect to pay in student loans.
Help With Textbooks
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Chegg connects students to the people and tools needed to succeed throughout their high school and college career. Among its offerings are required and non-required scholastic materials including various formats of textbooks, course organization and scheduling, and college and university matching tools and scholarship connections.
BookRenter founder Colin Barceloux was frustrated with the high cost of textbooks. To help pay for textbooks and other necessities, he worked as a campus mailman, and noticed a large number of discarded textbooks around campus. There were even huge stacks of books on the bookstore’s “Zero Value Table,” containing books that the bookstore wouldn’t buy back. Something seemed wrong with the fact that a book’s value could drop from $100 to $0 in a few months. He started to collect all the unwanted books, and sold them online to students around the country. He realized that the practice of buying a book, using it, and selling it is really just a textbook rental, and the idea behind the company was born.
National Scholarship Information
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Official site for FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Start by completing the FAFSA, available on the website.
Enables students to search online for available scholarships nationwide and helps to match a student’s needs to scholarships. The site also offers tips for winning scholarships.
Provides an easy-to-follow guide for students applying for federal aid and other types of financial assistance. The site includes information and resources about financial aid, including online calculators to help you figure out how much school will cost and how much you will need to save.
Learn about various kinds of financial aid.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this site provides a database, which can be searched by geographic area, college major, type of institution, etc.
Offers helpful college planning information, as well as scholarship resources and tools and calculators to help pay for college.
Website for The Dayton Foundation. Check here for more scholarship opportunities.
Starting in 8th grade, students begin preparing for college. The selected students, upon the successful completion of high school and the meeting of the entrance requirements to Sinclair, Wright State, Denison University, Kettering College, and other 4 year university partners, will be awarded scholarships that allow them to attend college at little to no cost to them or their families.