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Curious about  MOOCS (Massive Open Online Course) ? Try this website for lots of information about MOOCS!

Sources for Text Books on a Budget!

College.gov is a new site from the U.S. Government to help you make your college dreams come true. Check it out!

Studying for the ACT, SAT, AP, GED, GRE exams?? Hone your skills and knowledge at

 

Build your confidence, become a better exam-taker!  All for free from your own home computer!

Try some of these Web sites for information about college rankings, applying for Federal Financial Aid online, and scholarships. Most of this information is free!

Directory of Charitable Funds in New Hampshire - Looking for funding for your education? There are many funds available within New Hampshire. 

Video Tours - Want to see a campus but can't travel to see it?  Order a video tour, available for more than 350 colleges, from Collegiate Choice Walking Tours. Videos are $15 each, plus $8 shipping for up to four tapes.

529 Savings Plan- Wondering about this plan that you see mentioned in the "Upromise" advertisements?  This site explains what a 529 plan is, and rates the plans available in various states.

AcademicInfo: Subject Guides & Online Degrees - This website features hundreds of subject guides as well as educational resources and online degree information.

Books, books, books - College textbooks are notorious for being expensive. Here are several site for buying new and used books, and for comparing prices:  Half.com (from the Half.com/eBay homepage, click on "Textbook Superstore"); CollegeBooksDirect.com prides itself on speedy delivery of used textbooks; Addall.com comparison-shops the costs of books. Patrons have suggested  TextBooks R Us.com , BookByte.com and eCampus.com as good resources for books as well. Some suggestions from Smartmoney.com: CheapestTextbooks.com, Booksprice.com, or, to download books, sites that sell subscriptions to digital copies of over 7,000 textbooks include Coursesmart.com , and TextbookMedia.com allows some downloading for free. Chegg.com rents textbooks! Another site where you can rent or buy books is CollegeBookRenter where their motto is "Rent the Book, Own the Knowledge". A site for comparing prices on used and new textbooks as well as rental fees can be found at Textbooks.org .
 

College Budget Worksheet - So you've gotten into college; now to figure out the finances!  This site offers a college budget worksheet.

College Net - Lots of information about colleges, scholarships, and more.

First Generation Student Dreaming of Going to College - Links, articles, and more.

Licensed, Certified, and Registered Occupations in New Hampshire - Find out if the career you are seeking requires a license or certification in NH.

Learning Express - Getting nervous about SAT or GRE tests? Practice these tests and others in advance with LearningExpress, an online service accessible through the Nesmith Library homepage. Nesmith Library cardholders can obtain passwords at the library.

Local Scholarships - Every year several local organizations generously offer scholarships to Windham students.

The Federal Trade Commmission offers a Consumer Alert regarding Internet Scholarship scams.

New England Board of Higher Education Regional Student Program is available online (as well as in print in the library). This program offers a tuition break for New England residents enrolled in approved majors at out-of-state colleges and universities.

New Hampshire Scholarship Superhighway - with access to over 900 scholarship sources.

New Hampshire State Higher Education Agency - This is the site responsible for administering state financial aid programs.


U.S.News & World Report's annual college and graduate school rankings; includes financial aid information and "best values" as well. Less of the information is free than in the past, however.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Fill out the FAFSA application online (see the PIN site information below).
<Link to FAFSA on the Web at 

http://fafsa.ed.gov/> Personal Identification Number (PIN) can be requested here. This can be used as an electronic signature for a variety of Internet transactions, including the FAFSA, Renewal FAFSA, corrections on the Web, and for accessing the National Student Loan Data System.

Federal School Code List  2011-2012
Government Education site contains Funding Your Education, the Student Guide, other information about student aid, and links to other information resources.
Access America for Students provides links for financial aid, career development, education planning, consumer protection, and more. It may take a while to load, but connections to the links take less time.

Guide to Financial Aid
Financial Aid Search through the Web.
MASSMentor is a site designed for middle and high school students and their families, offering information on financial aid, admissions, career planning, and comparison charts for independent colleges and universities in Massachusetts for both undergraduate and graduate work.
MASSColleges has general information about Massachusetts independent colleges' financial aid, specific costs, admissions requirements, deadlines for applications, more.
My Major offers a series of questions to help focus on educational goals. Entering your grade-point average, SAT scores, sports, interests, large group vs. small group activities, etc., will result in six suggested majors.

New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation provides sources for student loans and financial aid within New Hampshire.
Peterson's, long known for their Peterson's Guides, offers information about colleges, both undergraduate and graduate programs, links to financial aid, and more. Again, only some of the information is free, but this site is definitely worth a look.
Health Careers in New Hampshire - Find details and information here.

Prepaying your child's tuition at private colleges - pay for tomorrow at today's prices.

Saving for College offers advice and planning for prepaying college expenses at state and public colleges and universities (consider especially if you can use that money elsewhere if your child decides to attend a private institution or go out of state)..
Scholarship Help is a good resource for understanding where to look for scholarships, and for avoiding scholarship scams.

The homepage of the New Hampshire Department of Education is a good place to start.

School to Work- Preparing New Hampshire's youth for successful careers.

Technical Careers - links to more than 90 schools and programs, from certificate to doctoral levels


In case of delayed opening or closing due to inclement weather, check WMUR-TV or WMUR.com for information.

Calendar Internet Research Favorite Websites Web Search Engines
Business Resources Museum Passes Genealogy Just for Fun College Bound
FLOW Services Resources NH Government Nesmith History
Library Newsletter Windham Schools Salem High Town of Windham Library Information
Windham Info Website
     Index to the Windham Independent 1969 -           Windham Vital Records 1887 -  


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08/08/14

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