Online Resources for College Planning

Some of our favorite sites to guide you to the college that makes the most sense for you.

We searched so you don't have to.

Click on a section to find a list of some of our favorite college planning resources from around the web.

College Search Tools

The College Board
Princeton Review
College Navigator (Natl. Center for Education Statistics, USDOE)
Campus Pride Index (LGBTQ resource)
Colleges That Change Lives
Find my HBCU
Women's College Coalition

Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources

How to Spot and Avoid Scholarship Scams (article) (Scholarships funded by entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and brands; can sort listing by by major, ethnicity, education level, and more.)
Cappex Scholarship Search
College Board Scholarship Search
Going Merry (Recommended scholarship search and application portal)

10 Ways to Attend College for Free (7.5.2022) on
30 Top Scholarships for Public Service Students Scholarships for African-American Students (from
American Indian College Fund
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Career One Stop (U.S. Department of Labor)
Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation
College Data
CSS Profile (College Board)
Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) (College Board)
FAFSA on the Web
Federal Student Aid(U.S. Dept. of Education)
Financial Aid for Women (Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants)
Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students (from
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Grants for Women
Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
Meeting Street Scholarship Fund (Need-based scholarship fund for students in certain SC counties)
NAACP Scholarships
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Peterson's Scholarship Search
Regeneron Science Talent Search
SAE International Scholarships (for engineering students)
Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Scholarships and Grants
Scholarship Portal
STEM Study Scholarship Search
Student Scholarship Search Student scholarships
US Air Force ROTC Scholarships
US Army ROTC Scholarships
US Marine Educational Benefits
US Navy Scholarships
US News Listing of STEM Scholarships (2015)
United Negro College Fund
Waccamaw Community Foundation-For students who reside in Horry and Georgetown counties

Testing Information

The National Center for Fair and Open Testing (lists of test-optional colleges)
The College Board

Official ACT Practice
Official SAT Practice (Khan Academy)

Prospective Student Athletes

NCAA Homepage
NCAA Eligibility Center
NCAA Educational Resources

Professional Organizations

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC)