Applying to College


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College Admission Test Preparation from Learning Express Library. Prepare for your test and learn to write a college admission essay.

Other Online Resources

ACT Everything you need to know about the test!

CollegeBoard Plan for college, take the tests, get into college, and pay for it.

College Scorecard Compare schools based on cost, graduation rate, and average salary after attending. Created by the U.S. Department of Education. 

SAT Prep with Khan Academy Maximize your score with free SAT practice.

Paying for College

Online Resources

CollegeBoard Plan for college, take the tests, get into college, and pay for it.

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) Created by the Colorado Legislature, COF provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students. The stipend pays a portion of your total in-state tuition when you attend a participating college.

Denver Scholarship Foundation Resources, tools, knowledge, and financial resources to empower Denver Public Schools students to enroll in and graduate from college.

Displaced Aurarian Scholarship The Displaced Aurarian Scholarship Program provides former Auraria residents and their descendants scholarships to all programs offered on the Auraria campus. Available at  CU DenverMetro, and CCD.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Apply for aid, check the deadlines, check your status, and find answers to your questions about aid in English and Spanish.

The Go-to Guide for College Financial Aid Information on financial aid for college and tips on how to help ease the burden of college expenses.

LGBT Student Scholarship Database created by the Human Rights Campaign.

Native American Scholarship Directory Scholarships that are available specifically for Native American high school students. Curated by the University of Omaha.

UNCF The nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Read about and download program and scholarship applications.