Education

College/University Selection Guide


College Navigator allows students to choose various search criteria such as location, campus setting, tuition, and athletics to help them select a college or university.

College Scorecard allows students to search for colleges to find out their affordability and value. This site contains information such as a university's tuition, graduation rate, and loan default rate.

EduTrek helps students research and connect with 365 colleges in Texas and 7,952 colleges nationwide to find the school that best fits their education needs. Prospective students can also research possible majors on this site.

    Online College Database provides students with data about college and universities in the U.S. such as tuition, enrollment, university type, location based information with integrated Google Maps for usability, and various rankings information to see how the schools they are considering compare against others.

    Student Aid helps you get ready for college or career school, learn about federal student aid and how to apply using the FAFSA, and get information on repaying student loans.

    Paying for College


    The Office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.

    FAFSA guides students through the process of filling out the free application for federal student aid.

    Student aid helps you get ready for college or career school, learn about federal student aid and how to apply using the FAFSA, and get information on repaying student loans.

    StudentLoans.gov is a source for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage student loans.

    Career and Test Preparation


    Atomic Training provides access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs. 

    ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources.

    GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, covering Microsoft Office, email, reading, math, and more.

    IPL2 is an online reference tool with sections on Adult and Vocational Education.

    LearningExpress Library *is an interactive online learning platform that provides patrons with a comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources.

    Practical Money Skills - Financial Literacy for Everyone helps consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance.

    Texas Driving Permit Tests offers free driver's permit practice tests as well as information about applying and renewing your driver's license. This site is available through a partnership with Driving-Tests.org.

    Provided by TexShare Databases: a program for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.