Resources

To give students the best opportunities for success, here are some virtual resources.

Academic Resources

The ACT - This website provides students with information regarding the ACT and resources to prepare for the ACT. Students may also register for the ACT and send their scores to different colleges on this website.

College Board/SAT - This website provides students with information regarding the SAT and resources to prepare for the SAT. Students may also register for the SAT and send their scores to different colleges on this website.

Study Guide Zone - This website provides students with resources to help improve their scores on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT.

HomeworkSpot.com - This website provides students with resources to help them with their homework in all subjects. It also provides parents with parenting resources.

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library - This website provides students with tutors available 24/7. Must have a Kansas City, Kansas Public Library card to login.

Career Planning

MappingYourFuture.org - This website provides students, parents, and educators with resources for career, college, financial aid, and money management information.

MyFuture.com - This website provides students with career, college, and military information resources.

CareerOneStop.org - This website provides information on different careers, salary and benefits, education and training, and resumes and interviews.

mySkillsmyFuture.org - This website matches skill sets and interests with possible career options.

careers.org - This website provides career planning, counseling, and coaching resources.

College Preparation

knowhow2go.org - This website provides students with tips for each year of high school. It prepares students for college with four simple steps.

collegeboard.com - This website includes college readiness programs, college connection and success programs and resources, and advocacy. It serves both students and educators.

campustours.com - This website is the largest provider of virtual and video campus tours and interactive map services to the academic, non-profit, and government markets.

Peterson's - This website helps match students with their colleges that fit their needs. It also provides parents with educational materials and resources.

College Profiles - This website features in-depth college profiles with information about academic programs, athletics, campus life, facilities, expenses, financial aid, and more.

Financial Aid Resources

kckscholarships.org – This website helps Wyandotte County students find college scholarship opportunities. In addition, it highlights internship and community-service opportunities.

  • Grants - Financial aid that does not have to be repaid
  • Loans - Borrowed money that must be repaid-with interest
  • Work-study - Earn money by working on campus while enrolled in school to help pay for education expenses

The Financial Aid Toolkit (USDE) provides federal student aid information and outreach tools for counselors, college access professionals, nonprofit mentors, and other advisors.

  • U.S. citizens with a valid Social Security Number
  • High school graduates or GED recipients
  • Students enrolled in an eligible program who are seeking a degree
  • Males between the ages of 18 and 25 who are registered with the Selective Service
  • Who Gets Aid (USDE)

High school seniors should follow these steps:

  1. Create an FSA Account and ID
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The application will be available starting October 1st of your senior year. For priority consideration in the State of Kansas, you must submit the FAFSA by March 1 visit fafsa.ed.gov (Note: fafsa.com is not the official website of the federal  government.)
  3. Review your Student Aid Report (SAR).
  4. Contact the school(s) you may attend.
  5. Meet with your TRIO Advisor to receive assistance in applying for financial aid.