These websites have an abundance of useful information on the process of planning for and paying for college.
Petersons.com – The most comprehensive education resource on the Internet, Peterson’s offers core products for college search and selection, test preparation, and financial aid. This website also offers online services for essay editing as well as resume writing. And if you’re looking for ways to make college more affordable, look no further. Peterson’s Scholarship Search is a financial aid database of nearly $5 billion worth of scholarships, grants, and prizes.
CollegeBoard.com – The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves students and their parents, high schools, and colleges through major programs and services in college readiness, college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning.
FAFSA4caster – The U.S Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office created this tool to help you understand your expected family contribution (EFC) and options for paying for college.
College Affordability and Transparency Center – This site (courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education) allows you to research a college’s affordability and value so you can make an informed decision about whether the school could be a good fit for you.
Savingforcollege.com – Valuable resources including newsletters, cost of college calculators, and the ability to compare various 529 plans and other investment options make Savingforcollege.com a terrific site to help make planning for college easier.
College Savings Plans Network – The College Savings Plans Network is a national nonprofit association dedicated to making college more accessible and affordable for families. Its website provides detailed information about college savings plans and allows you to compare 529 plans from around the country.
State Treasurer of Alabama – As the Chair of the CollegeCounts 529 Fund Board, the State Treasurer of Alabama is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the plan.
Alabama Department of Revenue – The official website of the Alabama Department of Revenue provides access to a variety of local and state tax information.
Union Bank & Trust Company – This financial institution serves as the Program Manager for the CollegeCounts 529 Fund.