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College Resources

DISCLAIMER: We have taken thoughtful care and consideration to provide the following Internet content for informational purposes only. To the best of our knowledge, the information pertains to college and/or career planning. However, neither the Sounds of Praise Pentecostal Fellowship Ministries, Inc., nor the SOP Education Department does not assume responsibility for the resources provided; hence, we shall not be held liable for the content, accuracy, reliability, and relevancy of the information provided. Moreover, we do not necessarily endorse or support the entities herein.


GENERAL RESOURCES

Tip: Pace yourself, bookmark websites that are most beneficial, and do not become overwhelmed.

(Explore 40 websites for students and parents)

http://www.wisebread.com/college/college-resources 


COLLEGE ADMISSIONS & TEST PREPARATION

Tip:  ALWAYS study and take practice tests PRIOR to taking any entrance examination. 

https://www.collegeboard.org/

https://www.petersons.com/college-search/test-prep-act-sat.aspx

http://www.commonapp.org/

 

FINANCIAL AID

Tip:  Never pay to apply for federal or state financial aid…It is FREE! 

 

FEDERAL STUDENT AID APPLICATION

www.fafsa.gov


STATE FINANCIAL AID

https://www.nasfaa.org/State_Financial_Aid_Programs

 

FEDERAL STUDENT AID INFORMATION

www.studentaid.gov

1 (800) 4-FED-AID (433-3243)

 

STUDENT LOANS

www.studentloans.gov

 

National Student Loan Data System

www.nslds.ed.gov

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

www.fastweb.com


MANAGING YOUR MONEY

Tip:  Financial discipline is very important, so practice it.  

http://time.com/money/4035022/10-things-know-money-teen-college-student-20s/

http://chasethewritedream.com/collegestudentmoneysavingtips/


COLLEGE SURVIVAL & SUCCESS 101

Tip:  Fine-tune the process, but focus on the outcome  >>> Graduation!  

https://www.livecareer.com/quintessential/first-year-success

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ann-marie-gardinier-halstead/a-professors-pointers-for_b_5654706.html

http://www.bestcollegevalues.org/15-proven-tips-for-being-successful-in-a-college-class/

https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/student-success-tips.asp


CAREER EXPLORATION

Tip:  Take a FREE career assessment to identify possible career paths. 

https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/explore-careers.aspx

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

 

PERSPECTIVES ON BEING A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE STUDENT

Tip:  Personal perspectives are okay, but spiritual perspectives are even better!  

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/how-to-stay-christian-on-campus

https://www.thoughtco.com/being-a-christian-on-a-secular-campus-712707

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sftBpBg2WQ

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Tip:  Create and practice good habits now! 

 https://healthservices.camden.rutgers.edu/topics_wellness

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/student-health-wellness-guide/

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgcuAQOYtGI