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College Planning Guide

Study for standardized tests (SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE) required for college admissions.


Learn more about the college application process.


Select the right college for you. 

  • Get tips on finding and applying for the right school at GoCollege.
  • Search CollegeBoard for schools by location, activities, diversity, and more.
  • Compare California colleges by location, setting, and size.


Apply for financial aid from the government.


Find and apply for scholarships.


Learn more about student loans.

  • Plan, manage, or get help paying a loan from the nonprofit organization ECMC.
  • Learn about different types of loans at BigFuture by The College Board.

Learn more about college saving plans.

  • Find out more about California's official 529 College Savings Plan at ScholarShare.
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