Colleges & Universities

Accredited Schools Online

Prospective students are able to search for schools using various criteria and compare online college programs to find the right fit for their personal, educational, and professional needs. - Accredited Schools Online

 

The Best Colleges

 Find information on hundreds of online programs. Only include schools that are recognized and reputable, affordable, and good quality for your money. - bestcolleges.org website

Affordable Colleges

Browse affordable colleges that offer students the most value for their tuition dollars. - AffordableColleges.com

 

State of Illinois Colleges & Universities

Explore a comprehensive list of schools in Illinois as well as resources that will help the college planning process, financial planning, online education resources, and potential internships.

 

Local Colleges & Universities


Aurora University

At Aurora University, we are an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.We combine the wide range of programs expected at a university with the personal attention of a small college. - AuroraU webpage

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Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College, the nation’s first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. - JJC webpage

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Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University is a public research university located in DeKalb, Illinois, United States in Chicagoland, with satellite centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon.

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Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee Community College is a two-year community college, founded in 1966, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Its four campuses are located in Sugar Grove, Aurora, and Plano.

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Educational Planning & Preparation

 

ACT Student 

The ACT Student Web Account where you can register for the test, upload your photo, send your scores, and more!

   

Education Planner

A resource filled with information and links to help find a college, plan your college experience, and find scholarships and financing.

College Board

Get information on tests, find colleges, learn about financial aid and get application help.

 

Homeless Youth & Higher Education

A resourceful guide to aid youth who do not have dependable finances acheive higher education.

College Affordability

An excellent resource that aid that helps you determine the affordability of colleges across the nation.

 

OnlineU

Gain insight into college affordability and increase accessibility to online college information.

 

Educational Tools / Online Education

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 CourseEra

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online. Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate.- courseera.org.

Online and open to everyone ; Learn a new skill in 4-6 weeks ; Priced at about $29-$99 ; Earn a Course Certificate

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EdX

Free online courses from the world's top universities. May earn a valuable certificate and/or professional certificate. Many courses eligible for academic credit. Offers MicroMasters and series programs.

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Duolingo

Learn a language! Choose from 28 different languages to learn through various lessons. Read, listen, and speak to learn and keep track of your progress.

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Grammarly

A free proofreading tool that checks for proper grammar in essays, journals, emails, posts, or any other document in need of grammatical editing. This tool is available for use both on and offline.

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Open Culture

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Some of the major resource collections include:

  •  1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities
  •  MOOCs from Great Universities (Many With Certificates)
  •  1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.
  •  Learn 46 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More
  •  900 Free Audio Books & 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices
  •  200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More.

 

Financial Aid

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.

Student Aid

Federal Student Aid provides publications, online tools, videos, and other resources from the U.S. Department of Education's Publication Center.