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ASPIRE Oregon
Administered by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, ASPIRE (Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone) is Oregon’s official mentoring program to help students access education and training beyond high school. Students receive information about college options, admission, and financial aid from trained and supportive, ASPIRE volunteer mentors who work one-on-one with them throughout the year. Beginning with just four pilot schools in 1998, ASPIRE has expanded to 115 sites across Oregon.

NELA: Center for Student Success
Northwest Education Loan Association (NELA) is a not-for-profit guaranty agency that works in partnership with schools, banks and other lending institutions to help students continue their education. NELA administers the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) and guarantees the loans against default. This guarantee allows commercial lenders to make loans to students, who often have no collateral or credit history.

Oregon Career Information System
The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) provides a system of occupational and educational information to help Oregonians learn about the world of work and education. We work with schools, colleges, social agencies, and businesses who provide career guidance and employee development services. They use CIS products with their students, clients, and employees to assist them with the process of career planning or career transition.

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Accredited Online College and Universities
A list of available accredited online programs in Oregon is included in the directory below. Find the best programs that fit your needs by filtering the directory on criteria such as size, location, degree levels, campus setting, and type of school. Oregon has more than 77 post-secondary institutions. Of these, 18 offer online programs. A total of five are public four-year colleges or universities and four are public community or technical colleges and nine are private colleges, universities, or career and vocational schools. 364 online certificate programs, 1,701 online associates programs, 2,288 online bachelors programs, 1,134 online masters programs, 1,451 online professional programs, and 317 online doctoral programs are offered at these schools. These programs offer students courses in subjects such as computer programming, law enforcement, and health science.

College Board
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,400 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.

Fast Web
FastWeb, the Internet’s leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships.

 

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FAFSA: Federal Student Aid PIN
Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online. If you receive a PIN, you agree not to share it with anyone. Your PIN serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records, so you should never give your PIN to anyone, including commercial services that offer to help you complete your FAFSA. Be sure to keep your PIN in a safe place.

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans-and its value to our society.

FinAid!
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.

School Grants, College Scholarships, Financial Aid and More
School Grants Blog is a group comprised of teachers and students who understand how important education grants are to most people. The cost of higher education is beyond the average person’s reach, and we feel that no one should have to pay out-of-pocket for their entire college education. No one should have to put off schooling because of their current financial situation. Whether you’re a single mom or someone who’s fresh out of high school, money issues shouldn’t affect your ability to obtain the degree you want. It’s their mission to help people get the grants they deserve, so they can further their education; this is why they’re working for you 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

 

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Oregon Student Assistance Commission
The Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) is the state student financial aid agency for Oregon.

Scholarships: Find Money for College
Create a Scholarships.com profile and get personalized information on college scholarships and grants that match you! Our college scholarship database is updated constantly, offering the most current, relevant and accurate college scholarship opportunities. Improve your chances of winning; search for scholarships when you begin applying to colleges or even earlier.

School Grants, College Scholarships, Financial Aid and More
School Grants Blog is a group comprised of teachers and students who understand how important education grants are to most people. The cost of higher education is beyond the average person’s reach, and we feel that no one should have to pay out-of-pocket for their entire college education. No one should have to put off schooling because of their current financial situation. Whether you’re a single mom or someone who’s fresh out of high school, money issues shouldn’t affect your ability to obtain the degree you want. It’s their mission to help people get the grants they deserve, so they can further their education; this is why they’re working for you 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Sisters GRO
Sisters Graduate Resource Organization recognizes that a vibrant community fosters the dreams, ambitions and goals of its young people. They are dedicated to the growth of their community’s future by championing post-high school education through scholarships and graduate support programs. By investing in Sisters Graduates, they invest in their community.

 

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The ACT
The ACT college entrance exam. Free practice tests. ACT test dates, ACT registration, ACT scores, college and career planning, college financial aid, etc…

College Board: SAT
Get ready to take the SAT! Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or Subject Tests as a part of its admissions process. That’s why more than two million students take the SAT every year. Learn more about the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, register online, and view and send your SAT scores.

Dome SAT – Smarter SAT Test Prep
DOME SAT Review is a free comprehensive SAT Test Prep program online with a catalog of material including over 100 study guides, a database of 5,000+ SAT vocabulary building flashcards, practice quizzes, and simulated practice tests.

SAT Prep – Algebra Resources Galore!
High school students spend four years of their teenage lives racking their brains about standardized tests, especially the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. Decades ago, students took the SAT without taking an SAT prep course. But today’s high school students have to contend with stiffer competition with hopes of entering a prestigious university based on their test-taking performance. As a result, the stakes are higher, which requires students to prepare for standardized tests well before test day.