Guidance & College Prep

College Financial Aid

Apply for all government aid on the web using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
SallieMae loans and financial planning for college expenses.  Financial 101 is especially informative.
The BEST FREE scholarship search that I have found on the web. Fill out the personal profile, create your personal mailbox, and FastWeb will search for you. They will even e-mail you when there has been an addition to your mailbox.  Over 400,000 scholarships in their database.
GoodCall is an open access scholarship tool.  That means no personal information  is required to view thousands of scholarship opportunities.
Financial Aid for Students is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs.
All-inclusive Web site for PA students with links to college planning, state grants, special programs, and work study programs.
Helpful Students and Families Index puts you in touch with financial aid resources, savings and debt management, and more.


Information and on-line registration for the SAT. Information about AP testing as well. The College Board has also put together a very nice college search and financial aid profile.
Information and on-line registration for the ACT. The ACT Assessment offers a comprehensive way for high school students to demonstrate to the colleges and universities of their choice that they can become successful college students.
An on-line classroom with weekly updates and daily tips.  What are you waiting for? Get started with your SAT/ACT prep today!
Great on-line site for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. From their homepage click on “college” and check out the college search engine, financial aid search, and of course the test preparation and tips.
Another good on-line tutorial for the SAT

Occupational Directory

Bureau of Labor Statistics’
Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, theHandbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

College Search

SAT Prep and a very good college search

The BEST site to search for and rate 1,400 of the best schools in America.  Use the profiler to set your personal- ized search or type in the name of the college or university for which you want more info.  If a school has a web page, you can link to it from here.  Spend some time at this site!

The ultimate resource for information on college admissions, costs, and financial aid availability, the site is loaded with more scholarships, more loans, more interactive tools…and all the answers to financial questions

Search from over 3,000 colleges to find your perfect fit.

It’s your future……Research,  Finance, Apply Online.

Links to colleges and universities which belong to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

The most comprehensive resource on education and careers. Research and connect to the college or job of your dreams.

Another great place to look for Christian colleges.

A great site to get some quick information upfront (tuition, size of school, etc.) and be able to click on a campus to get a virtual tour.

Christian Resources

The following Internet resources are provided to make you aware of the wide variety of web sites that have a definite Christian focus.  Many of these sites provide information and news about issues that are important to the evangelical Christian family. If you have access to the Internet, we encourage you to review these sites and hope you will find them useful.

Inclusion of these resources herein does not necessarily constitute agreement with or endorsement of material located at these websites, by The Christian Academy, its Board of Directors, administrators and staff. They are provided for your evaluation and use where you deem appropriate.

1Christian.Net (The Nation’s #1 Christian Music Network)

ADD News for Christian Families

Association of Christian Schools International

Back to the Bible

Baker Book House

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Christian Book Distributors

Christian Broadcast Network (700 Club)

Christian Coalition


Christian Resources on the Internet

Coral Ridge Online (Dr. D. James Kennedy)

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Family Radio

Family Research Council (Gary Bauer, Director)

Focus on the Family (Dr. James Dobson)

Gospel Communications Network

Insight for Living (Dr. Chuck Swindoll)

Involved Christian Radio Network (National Religious Broadcasters)

Kids Explorers

Light Source Online (Multiple Christian Ministries located at this site)

Leadership University (Resources for developing a Christian Perspective on Difficult Issues)

Moody Bible Institute

New Life Resources (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Prison Fellowship (Chuck Colson)

Promise Keepers Official Home Page

Rutherford Institute (John W. Whitehead; Christian legal rights organization)

Turning Point (Dr. David Jeremiah)

Zondervan Publishing House