Free Career Resources
This website will help you with career planning, college selection and the application process. They will also suggest ways to find money to pay for college, and direct you to resources to help you prepare for college-level work.
The Financial Aid Toolkit provides federal student aid information and outreach tools for counselors, college access professionals, nonprofit mentors, and others.
Created by Northern Virginia Community College, this resource prepares adults for the VPT tests.
Instructions for registering and completing the VPT Practice Tests in Math and English.
Built by the Virginia Community College System, the site will assist learners in preparing for the Virginia Placement Test in math.
Vocational and Trade Programs
Vocational and trade schools vary in the types of education and training offered. To find the school near you that best fits your specific educational and career needs, use the search tool from this link.
There are many ways to fund school, and not just loans that will have to be paid off later. A lot of scholarships and grants are out there. Some are specifically targeted to vocational students; others are open to many kinds of students, including vocational students. To learn about scholarships and grants you may qualify for, there is a useful list found at this link.
Let the Wizard help you choose a career, find the college that is right for you, pay for college, transfer from a community college to a university, and get answers to your questions about your future.
This search tool is designed to help simplify the process of comparing online colleges and programs. Users can evaluate distance learning options based on important factors such as enrollment, tuition, and academic program availability. Armed with this information, students can make an informed decision about which online university fits their personal, educational, and professional needs.
This invaluable guide outlines the various forms of student financial aid available to online learners. It includes a comprehensive overview of the application process, organizations offering financial assistance, and insightful interviews with financial aid experts. From loans to scholarships to veterans’ education programs, first-time and continuing online students will gain a deeper understanding of how they can cover the cost of a college education.