Training and Higher Education

Training and Higher Education

BrainTrack

A site of resources for universities, colleges, and careers. Also on this sit you may find scholarship opportunities, and financial aid.

www.blackcollegian.com/

Career and job site for African American college students. Searches for campus books are available on this site.

Campus Tours: Virtual College Tours

A directory of colleges with information about admissions, programs of study, tuition, and the student body. This site also provides virtual tours for many of the included schools, as well as links to college websites.

Career One Stop

A single stop site for education, job training, résumés, and interviews. This site also has opportunity for networking.

College for TN

A site that allows your help with planning career, high school, college, financial aid and help put information into a portfolio.

College & University Rankings

This page, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provides links to websites where rankings of graduate, undergraduate, law, business, medical, and international schools can be found.

Colleges & Careers

The Princeton Review's site for undergraduate study, this site provides resources for current and prospective students. Requires free registration for full access.

The Common Application

The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application - online and in print - that students may submit to any of approximately 300 member schools.

Distance Learning & Online Degree Programs

Use Peterson's site to search for distance learning programs by school, area of study, degree or keyword.

Graduate Memphis

The Graduate Memphis College Resource Center offers free, comprehensive support to help adults finish their college degrees. Located on the 1st floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

Learning Express aka LearnATest

Test preparation and practice for a wide range of educational and occupational tests. In addition to interactive practice tests and tutorials, some study materials can be downloaded as e-books in the free Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Access outside the library is possible with a Memphis Public Library card number by choosing the "library card access" option.

Tennessee Board of Regents Career Information Delivery System

TCIDS is an online supercenter that unlocks career and educational opportunities- FREE to Tennesseans! Has interest surveys, career database and videos , institution databases, and more.

US News & World Report: America's Best Colleges

The online version of the popular annual report. Basic rankings are provided free-of-charge; expanded information is available for a fee.

US News & World Report: America's Best Graduate Schools

The online version of the popular annual report. Basic rankings are provided free-of-charge; expanded information is available for a fee.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Programs at Messick Adult Education Center

This is a training site for International brotherhood of Electrical Workers, National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, and the National electrical Contractors Association.

Apprenticeship Programs in Tennessee

Lists of U.S. Department of Labor Office certified Apprenticeships and Apprenticeship programs. Networking is available on this site

Financial Aid

Big Future by the College Board

Get the facts on majors and careers and find out how to get to where you want to go.

College Savings Plans Network

A guide to the Section 529 state college savings program, which is designed to make college savings easier for families. Provides information on the plans in all states, with links to related websites. For Tennessee residents, see Tennessee BEST below.

FAFSA on the Web

The online application for federal student aid. Visitors can also get school codes and find out the status of their online applications. Also available en Español.

FastWeb

Provides an extensive database of national, community, and college-specific scholarships. Access is free, but users must create an online profile which will help to match students to scholarships for which they are eligible.

Federal Student Aid

The portal for all federal student aid information, this site provides information on preparing for college, choosing a school, applying for aid, funding sources, attending school and repaying loans. Also provides links to FAFSA and instructions on obtaining a PIN for online applications.

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page

A guide to online resources for scholarship and loan information. Although most links guide the user towards FastWeb, there are other scholarship search services provided.

Graduate Memphis

The Graduate Memphis College Resource Center offers free, comprehensive support to help adults finish their college degrees. Located on the 1st floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

Grants for Individuals

The Michigan State Libraries' Grants for Individuals site indexes grants that are available for the purpose of education, mostly in the form of scholarships or direct financial aid. You may search by academic level (Precollege, Undergraduate, Graduate, or Postdoctorate), population group (Minorities, Veterans, Disabled, etc.) or subject.

Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust

Founded in 1998, MOST provides scholarships and tuition assistance for elementary students from underprivileged families.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is an association of over 3,000 colleges, universities, career schools, and others with an interest in the effective administration of student financial aid. The Association does not provide financial aid to students, but serves as a clearinghouse of information and resources for parents, students and counselors.

Tennessee BEST

Tennessee's 529 Plan-the Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) Program. Review the details of the plan, download enrollment materials, or request to have the materials mailed to you.

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - College Pays

Administers financial aid to assist students in obtaining post-secondary education. Also includes the administration of the Tennessee Lottery Scholarships.

Workforce Investment Network

Provides funding for eligible clients of the Workforce Investment Network, where suitable, to help them become qualified for employment. The Workforce Investment Network serves Local Workforce Investment Area 13.