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Scholarship Opportunities and Financial Aid Information
Fastweb
http://www.fastweb.com/

Finding and Applying for Scholarships
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships

FAFSA
https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Scholarship Search
https://www.scholarships.com/scholarship-search.aspx

Petersons

Another site to assist with finding scholarships.

www.petersons.com/#/sweeps-modal

College Admission and Placement Tests
ACT

All students are given the ACT in the Spring of their 11th grade year for free. Any other time the test is taken there will be a fee. Waiver of fees may be available for low income students.  Check with your guidance counselor to see if you qualify for a waiver.

http://www.act.org

Drug Prevention
Drug Challenge

Test your knowledge by taking the Drug and Alcohol IQ Challenge.

 

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/quiz/national-drug-facts-week/take-iq-challenge/2016

Monitoring the Future 2015 Survey Results
December 2015

NIH’s 2015 Monitoring the Future survey shows long term decline in illicit drug use, prescription opioid abuse, cigarette and alcohol use among the nation’s youth.

 

http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/monitoring-future-2015-survey-results

Marijuana Use Can Lower Grades

Students who use marijuana regularly tend to get lower grades and are more likely to drop out of high school than those who don't use. See the latest stats and effects of marijuana on the teen brain.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/marijuana-use-educational-outcomes

Drugged Driving Affects Critical Thinking and Motor Skills

Drug and Alcohol Use can impair driving by affecting critical thinking and motor skills. Young people are putting themselves and others at risk of harm by driving after using illicit drugs or drinking alcohol. A graphical representation of the complex issue of drugged driving.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/drugged-driving

Drugged Driving
http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/drugged-driving

Area Colleges
Wallace State Community College
http://www.wallacestate.edu/

University of West Alabama
http://www.uwa.edu

Alabama A&M
http://www.aamu.edu

Athens State University
http://www.athens.edu

Calhoun Community College
http://www.calhoun.edu

University of Alabama
http://www.ua.edu

Auburn University
http://www.auburn.edu

ITT Technical Institute
http://www.itt-tech.edu

Shelton State Community College
http://www.sheltonstate.edu

Wallace State Community College
http://www.wallacestate.edu

Troy University
http://www.troy.edu

Itawamba Community College
http://www.iccms.edu

Mississippi State University
http://www.msstate.edu

Jefferson State Community State
http://www.jeffersonstate.edu

Instate Online Colleges
Alabama Online Colleges

If you want to take online classes, here are some of the colleges in Alabama you can check out.

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/alabama

Scholarships for Online Education in Alabama Colleges

Here is a link to help you find available scholarships for online education.

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/alabama/#scholarships

Online colleges by Location
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/#colleges-by-location

Best Online Colleges
Best Colleges Online

This site gives you a list of 50 online colleges.  It also has some wonderful information on what to expect and what to look for when thinking of online colleges.

http://www.bestcollegesonline.com

Achieve Alabama
Achieve Alabama

This is a site for students to visit and find college and scholarship opportunities.

https://www.achievealabama.org/

Financial Education
The Simple dollar

This sight will give parents and students some of the tools that they need to become financial literate.

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/guide-to-securing-your-childs-credit-future/