College Planning

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  • bigfuture by College Board

    This website is maintained by The College Board, and provides a wide range of resources for college-bound students, including a “My Plan” feature, wherein students create profiles and a customized, “step-by-step road map to college.” Other resources include tips and advice for students and families, as well as campus visit guides, a school major and career finder, and information on calculating, securing, and repaying financial aid.


    Federal Student Aid

    This website is maintained by the Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education, and provides a comprehensive range of information pertaining to federal student aid, including qualification requirements, types of aid available, how aid is calculated and dispersed along with aid estimates, and plans for repayment. The website also provides background information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as extensive support in completing the application. In addition, the website provides additional resources to students seeking information on preparing for college, including checklists for college-bound students at the elementary, middle and high school levels, admissions requirements, and career planning.


    Go to College Nevada

    This website provides a variety of resources for educators, students and parents for college preparation, especially for schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Topics include college prep tips, advice, and recommended studies for students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, overview information and resources for schools within the NSHE, and financial aid planning.


    Nevada Career Information System (NCIS)

    “The information and exploration tools contained in the NCIS are designed to help Nevadans make informed career choices and seek the qualifications necessary to be successful in the workplace."  Students and families at both the high school and middle school levels can access the database to access a wide variety of college and career resources including education and career planning, career opportunities cross-referenced by Nevada locale, employment skills, and programs of study clusters. The database also provides comprehensive information on admissions requirements and academic prerequisites for career clusters.



    This website provides visitors with information and resources from QuestBridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting low-income, exceptionally talented students with opportunities to attend the nation’s top universities. In addition to overview information on college and financial planning, the site provides information on accessing QuestBridge’s highly competitive and rewarding scholarship programs including National College Match and College Prep, as well as the Quest for Excellence Awards program.