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Accredited Online Colleges
American universities ranked by size, tuition costs, admission rates, graduation rates, and other factors.

California Homeschool Network     
Strengthening the voice of California’s homeschooling community.

The Children's Partnership            
A state and national non-profit dedicated toward improving the lives of children.

College Navigator                 
National Center for Education Statistics site allows for creation of lists of potential schools with comparisons based on data of your choice.

College Rankings                     
U.S. News World & Report ranks colleges and universities by region, majors and diversity.               
For those in the college planning process, helps with SAT information, scheduling, etc.

Fiscal, demographic & performance data on California schools, grades K-12.

Education Statistics            
National Center for Education Statistics collects and analyzes data based on education.

FAFSA Federal School Code Search
Find the codes necessary for completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Student Aid             
Student gateway to the U.S. Government and financial aid. Developed under the U.S. Dept. of Education.

FinAid: Financial Aid Information Page      
Search for scholarships, loans, savings advice, financial aid advice, calculators, etc.

Everything you need to know about graduate school: different degrees, online schools, resources, tips for scholarships and loans, advice and more.

Goleta Union School District                        
Everything needed to stay connected to your child’s education.

Graduate School Rankings: U.S. News and World Report
Rankings of graduate school programs.

Contains information on public, private and charter schools as well as parenting information and supporting advocacy.                     
Specifically for students attending California local community colleges. Gives scholarship and financial aid information.  English & Spanish interfaces.

Independent California Colleges and Universities Guide    
AICCU is comprised of 78 private, nonprofit colleges and universities. The Cal Grant program was created in 1955 to provide state grants to qualified California high school graduate attending independent, nonprofit colleges and universities.           

Education programs for kids and schools, test preparation, higher education, and professional training in online and classroom settings, worldwide.

Masters in Education                                   
Searchable by state with information including tuition, profiles and other institutional information.

National Education Index              
U.S.graduate schools searchable by subject, with a great deal of data about each program.

Online Degrees, Financial Aid, and Scholarships   
Comprehensive site listing bachelor, master and PhD degree programs as well as financial aid, scholarships and other information.

Peterson's Guide to Colleges and Universities   
Contains information on undergraduate, graduate, and online schools, as well as financial aid, and testing requirements.

Practical Money Skills for Life    
Visa has partnered with well-known organizations to advance the cause of financial literacy in schools; includes lesson plans, financial calculators and financial planning tools.

U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center
Can create reports on tuition rates, net tuition rates and total expected program costs of colleges, universities and vocational schools.

Grants & Foundations

BBB Wise Giving Alliance  
Make sure you are giving wisely when you choose to which charities you are going to donate.

Cal Grants                  
Funded by the State of California and the California Student Commission.  Financial aid and grants for any qualifying California college, university or technical school.

Foundation Center              
The Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive listing of grants and foundations in the U.S.                         
Organizations can search, find and apply for federal grants on this site.

Online Continuing Education Courses

Free courses from major universities intended for over 18 year-olds. Register for a personal user account.

Free classes on a variety of topics, from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and UC Berkeley.

Khan Academy                     
Thousands of educational videos on all sorts of areas of study as well as, Test Preparation, and Talks & Interviews on hundreds of subjects.

MIT OpenCourseWare    
MIT Course content available for free.

Oli (Open Learning Initiative)                    
Available from Carnegie-Mellon University, free online courses on a number of subjects to be studied at your own pace.

Free classes in areas of computing from top universities and computer companies.