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Here are resources on college planning and college health.
- College Health
- College Planning
- Paying for College

College Health

Government and State Resources

  • Medline Plus
    MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

  • Your Family Health and Medical Record
    Having a record of immunizations, allergies, medical and dental checkups and dates of past surgeries can be helpful when moving out of town, away to school or studying abroad. Click on the link on the top right: “Download printable booklet: Family Health and Medical Record (PDF)”. Print out this 18- page pdf form and fill it in with all the necessary information. Remember to make several copies: keep one at work, at school, and a few at home. Be sure to update the information regularly. The Texas Cooperative Extension is an educational organization provided by the U.S. government, the state government through Texas A&M University, and your county government.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • American College Health Association
    This page provides lists of web links and online resources related to general health concerns including immunizations, coping with stress and athletic medicine. The American College Health Association is the principal leadership organization for the field of college health and provides services, communications, and advocacy that help its members to advance the health of their campus communities.

  • Immunization Action Coalition
    Has good info on meningococcal vaccinations and other vaccinations that may be required for college entry. The Immunization Action Coalition works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public.

College Planning

Government and State Resources

  • College Finder
    From the Department of Education, this College Finder allows you to narrow down the choices of colleges based on your criteria. Ed.gov also has areas on preparing, applying and funding college.
  • Students.gov
    A great place to start for information on education, loans, career and budgeting. Students.gov brings the resources of the U.S. government together in one place to provide students and their families with a student-centered, interagency gateway.

  • U.S. Department of Education
    Click on ‘Students’ or ‘Parents’ for financial aid, technical school, and college selection information. The Department of Education’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • College Is Possible
    The American Council on Education provides information on financial assistance and academic preparation for students, including comprehensive information on exciting activities for students, best practices, research, programmatic models, and events related to pre-college planning and preparation.

For-profit Organizations

  • College Board
    The College Board features a College Matchmaker and also allows you to compare colleges side by side. The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).
  • The Princeton Review
    The Princeton Review provides test preparation tutorials, college selection and financial aid information. The Princeton Review publishes more than 190 guides and references books on everything from summer internships to the Best 361 Colleges guide.

Paying for College

Government and State Resources

  • MyMoney.gov
    A list of links to government resources on financial aid, loans, scholarships and grants, and budgeting. To reach the widest number of people possible, the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission established a Web site and a toll-free telephone number to coordinate the presentation of educational materials from across the spectrum of federal agencies that deal with financial issues and markets.

Nonprofit Organizations

    This site offers helpful information on budget planning and managing your student loans. EDFUND is a leading providers of student loan services under the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

  • Higher Education Alliance of Residential Single Parent Programs
    The goal of the Alliance is to empower single parents as they take the necessary actions to change the direction of their lives. The institutions involved in the Higher Education Alliance have deliberately linked college and university residential single parent support programs to assist single-parent families as they make decisions about higher education.

  • SavingforCollege.com
    Savingforcollege.com LLC offers independent and objective information about 529 plans and other ways to save and pay for college. The company does not sell investments or offer individual investment advice. Instead, Savingforcollege.com compiles and analyzes the information that will help parents and financial professionals ease the pain of constantly rising tuition.


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