Destination: College!


"College-Bound" and "Test Preparation" books are located in the nonfiction area of the 2nd floor. Get help planning and paying for college or studying for your upcoming exams.

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Choosing a College

Web resourceAccredited Online Colleges and Disability Education

This resource is useful for students with disabilities who are searching for accommodating schools.

Web resourceCampusTours

Get touring tips and request college view books or applications.

Web resourcePeterson's College Search

Use the "Detailed Search" tool to identify colleges by location, major, tuition, sizes, sports, and more.

Web resourceU.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges

Updated yearly, this resource ranks over 1,800 colleges and universities by quality and value.

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Distance Learning

Web resourceIllinois Virtual Campus

Connect with Illinois colleges and universities that offer academic courses and/or entire degree programs over the Internet.

Web resourcePeterson's Distance Learning

Is online learning right for you? use this resource to find information about more than one thousand distance learning programs.

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Financial Aid

Web resourceBright Start College Savings Program

An Illinois tax-advantaged Section 529 Plan that helps parents, grandparents, relatives, and friends save for a loved one's college education.

Web resourceCollege Illinois

The Illinois prepaid tuition program allows families to lock in future tuition and fee costs at today's prices.

Web resourceFAFSA

Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Web resourceFastweb

"The Internet's largest free scholarship search." Search 900,000 scholarships, find tips on financial aid, and receive scholarship information by email.

Web resourceFederal School Code Search from FAFSA

Find the codes you need to complete financial aid, scholarship, and grant forms.

Web resourceISAC CollegeZone

Financial planning for college from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Web resourceKapLoan

Resources include toll-free phone access to student loan experts, detailed information about loan programs, and loan application review and assistance.

Web resourceQuestBridge

QuestBridge is the provider of the National College Match Program and the College Prep Scholarship for low-income families.

Web resourceSallie Mae

Find loan information from Sallie Mae, the largest commercial provider of financial services and operational support for higher education.

Web resourceFunding Education Beyond high School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid

An overview of current federal financial aid, including Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans.

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Planning for College

Web resourcecollege.gov

A planning tool for college or other post-secondary education programs.

Web resourceIllinois Mentor

This tool features resources to help students and their families prepare for college.

Web resourceJewish Vocational Service: College Counseling

This local service helps students and their parents work through the college planning process.

Skokie office:
   5150 West Golf Road
   Skokie, Illinois  60077

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Scholarships and Grants

Web resourceArmy ROTC Scholarships

Army ROTC scholarships are open to all United States citizens between the ages of 17 and 27 for undergraduate study at colleges having Army ROTC programs.

Web resourceRobert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

Web resourcecareersandcolleges.com

Featuring helpful information about public and private colleges and universities, register on this site for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship.

Web resourceCollegeNET Scholarship

This $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to students who apply to college via the CollegeNET application process.

Web resourceDaughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution awards several scholarships yearly.

Web resourceISAC Illinois Incentive for Access Program

This program provides eligible Illinois first-time freshmen a one-time grant for use at approved Illinois institutions.

Web resourceISAC Monetary Award Program (MAP)

Illinois' primary need-based grant program provides awards for tuition and fees to eligible students at approved Illinois institutions.

Web resourceSam Walton Community Scholarship

Each operating Wal-Mart store and SAM'S CLUB awards two $1,000 scholarships to qualifying local high school seniors.

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Test Preparation

Web resourceACT

ACT's site includes test preparation and advice.

Web resourceCollege Board

Register online for the next SAT test date and prepare with official practice tests and questions.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardLearningExpress Library 3.0

Take practice examinations for the SAT, ACT, AP, and GED.
Skokie Public Library's guide to this database available

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