It's never too soon to start thinking about college. If you believe you might someday want to go, here are a few websites to get you started.
Funding Education Beyond High School has information about federal student aid programs. Learn how to plan for college and find out sources of financial aid.
Trip to College is a site for those wanting to go or thinking about going to college. It has grade-driven timelines, real answers about planning for college, and steps and strategies for paying for college. The material is Indiana specific, too!
Drive of Your Life is a fun online career exploration game that helps middle-school and high school students learn more about themselves, higher education and careers. This free educational tool lets you answer a series of questions about yourself to learn what careers could interest you and then go on a virtual drive to learn more about each of those careers – all in your own customized car! There's lots of great information here! Check it out!
KnowHow2Go: The Four Steps to College is a great starting place if you're not sure where to go or how to get the money for school. It has links for middle schoolers and high schoolers, and even a quiz to find out how much you already know about getting into college.
College.gov has lots of good information, including descriptions of the different kinds of colleges out there, online resources to help you pick the best school for your needs, and what you need to know about scholarships, grants, and loans.
How much does a farmer make? How about a secretary, or a lawyer? Find out what your earning potential might be at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. Learn what kind of training you'll need, what will likely happen with that kind of position in the future, and what it really means to do that job.
Want to know more about a specific college? Check out the brief descriptions here or go to the list of college links here.