• Smithsonian Magazine presents Kid's Castle featuring articles about the things that interest kids today: sports, history, the arts, travel, science and air and space, all with great photos.
  • Visit Mapping Your Future for information about planning a career, selecting a school, and paying for school.
  • Helpful resources for parents from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics' K-12 Practitioners' Circle.
  • Jobs for the Future – provides products and project ideas based around educational opportunities for youth and economic advancement opportunities for adults.
  • U.S. Department of Education – provides students with homework aids, opportunities for community involvement and college preparation information.


  • FAFSA on the Web - makes the paperless financial aid application a reality. Transmit an electronic Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Department of Education via FAFSA.
  • Lumina Foundation– provides a variety of grant opportunities and information on financial aid.
  • EdFund - provides tips for college planning, financial aid and loans.

College Board Timeline

The College Board ( offers great resources for preparing, planning, and applying to college! Did you know that if you apply to four or more colleges, you are more likely to be admitted and enroll? Download this application timeline!


These videos were made by student participants in College Access Partnerships programs.

Choosing Appalachian State

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Theater