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Learning Express Library
Provides online classes for the SATs, ACTs, and GEDs. It also has practice tests with scoring for all of those plus the ASVAB, high school AP exams, graduate school entrance exams, nursing, real estate, firefighter, cosmetology, police officer and more.


The AmeriCorps web site contains background information on this program which is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service Programs. This program allows people of all ages and backgrounds to help pay for education in exchange for a year of service.

Apply for federal student financial aid online.

Comprehensive scholarship search. Completion of student's profile returns potential scholarship information. Easy to use, but time consuming.

National Health Service Corps
This web site contains information on Scholarship and Loan Programs for Disadvantaged Students; Health Professions Programs; Primary Care and Nursing Student Loans; Disadvantaged Faculty Loan Repayment; and Health Education Assistance Loan Refinancing.

State Council on Higher Education 
Provides information on higher education in Virginia

U.S. Department of Education and Student Guide
This comprehensive online resource from the U.S. Department of Education describes grants, loans, and work-study programs available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs. The Student Guide explains the programs and how to apply for them.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Education programs designed for veterans, reservists, National Guard persons, and widows and orphans of veterans are described on this web site

Virginia Department of Education 
Data and information about Virginia’s public schools as well as teaching licensure and certification.

Virginia College Savings Plans
Information about saving for college using a Virginia 529 plan.

Contains information on selecting, applying, and paying for college, as well as information on the FAFSA, and how to prepare for college admissions tests. Also features a scholarship search capability, and pages in Spanish.