College Search Resources
From college applications to scholarship info, this page covers all you need when searching for your perfect college!
American Association of Medical Colleges
College, career and financial aid database
Colleges That Change Lives
Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process
Virtual tours of selected university campuses
Florida private colleges and universities
The Foundation for Jewish Campus life; useful advice and information for prospective student and parents
My College Options
Match student goals and interests (including academics, co-curricular activities, location preferences, and attitudes) with the offerings of 3,500 accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States. Backed by NAIS and NACAC.
Helps students identify majors that fit them best
National Catholic College Admission Association
Information about Roman Catholic Colleges
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Read news, learn about being a student athlete, find a college, gather information about D-I, D-II, and D-III colleges and universities. Prospective D-I and D-II student-athletes will need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center no earlier than late spring of their junior year.
http://ncaa.org, Eligibility Center, Members by Division, NCAAStudent.org
Study in Canada
A free online college guide and community
Allows students to interact with college admission officers.
The Common Application is an online form students use to apply to colleges across the country. The Common Application is used by about 400 colleges in 42 states including schools that are small and large, public and private, highly selective and relatively open enrollment.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAAStudent.org and Eligibility Center
Prospective D-I and D-II student athletes will need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center no earlier than late spring of their junior year. You will be required to send the NCAA Eligibility Center your SAT or ACT scores direct from the testing agency.
* Remember never to pay for a scholarship search or application.
Seniors and second semester juniors can access a list of scholarships, as well as conduct a national scholarship search powered by Sallie Mae, through their Naviance account. When logged in, click on the 'Colleges' tab to find scholarship information at the bottom of the page.
One of the best sources of scholarship information anywhere
Florida Bright Futures Scholarships
See the FINANCIAL AID section at the bottom of this page
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Programs page of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students.
Sallie Mae offers one of the largest, free scholarship searches on the web.
TeenLifeTeenLife provides a directory of outside-the-classroom enrichment programs for students in grades 7-12, along with regular content to support strong teen enrichment decision making. This resource includes information about and search tools for summer programs, volunteer opportunities, and gap year programs.
New York Times, The Choice
Weekly blog posts, tips and links to demystify college admissions and aid.
NPR Series on Applying for College
Link to NPR series for parents and students
Read or listen to a series featuring 2007 high school graduates who share their experiences in the college application process.
College Answer has interactive tools to analyze the affordability of schools, compare financial aid award letters and search for scholarships.
Compare up to five colleges based on long-term costs.
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® is the financial aid application service of the College Board. Some universities, graduate and professional schools and scholarship programs use the information collected on the PROFILE to determine eligibility for nonfederal student aid funds. Click here to see the list of participating institutions and programs.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Families can file the FAFSA beginning October 1 of the student's senior year in order to qualify for need-based grants (free money) and loans. Click here to visit a FAFSA website offering tips on completing the FAFSA.
Florida Bright Futures
This Florida Lottery-funded scholarship rewards students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding for them to pursue postsecondary educational and career goals in Florida. Seniors will complete the application for Bright Futures in their advising groups under the guidance of Ms. Wall and Ms. Nelan beginning January of the student's senior year.
Service hours are required to be tracked for the purposes of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Tampa Preparatory School does not require service hours for graduation. Students must log their service hours via x2VOL through their Naviance/Family Connection accounts (www.tampaprep.org/naviance >> log in >> x2VOL link at left). Students are introduced (or reintroduced) to this online account each school year beginning in the second semester of their freshman year.
To learn more about the amount of these scholarship awards, legislative updates, and academic requirements to maintain the scholarship in college, please visit the website.
US Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center
College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.