"One stop shopping" for all your post-secondary planning needs! See Mrs. Tucci for the NKHS username and password if you don't know them.
Minnesota's gateway to career, education, employment and business information
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is a cabinet-level state agency providing students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education.
Answer a series of questions and find college majors that might be right for you. Free, but requires registration.
Offers "virtual" tours of over 1200 college campuses as well as financial aid and career info. Free, but requires registration.
College readiness program for qualified NK students through HCC.
Minnesota Indian Scholarship
Scholarship money for Native American students in Minnesota. Must fill out additional form in addition to FAFSA.
FAFSA on the web
This is where to go to apply for federal financial aid. All college bound seniors should do the FAFSA.
This site allows you to get an estimate on your eligibility for federal student aid.
MCIS has a great scholarship search tool. Once you log in, click on the "education" tab, then the "financial aid sort" link under the "Where can I get help paying for school" heading.
Matches students with information on about 600,000 scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants and loans from corporations, institutions, philanthropic organizations, foundations and clubs.
Seven state Universities (e.g., BSU) and 25 community and technical colleges (e.g., ICC) that make up the MnSCU or Minnesota State Colleges and University system.
Minnesota private colleges
Provides information on 17 of Minnesota's private four-year, liberal arts colleges (e.g. the College of St. Scholastica, St. Olaf College).
Minnesota career colleges
Minnesota's 17 private career schools that make up the Minnesota Career College Association (e.g., Duluth Business University).
Tuition reciprocity information
Click here to learn more about Minnesota's tuition reciprocity agreements with ND, SD, WI and Manitoba. Also includes information about the Midwest Student Exchange Program which offers reduced tuition opportunities in other Midwestern states.
Register online for the ACT. Click on 'test prep' to access free practice tests and tips. Since ACT is the preferred test of the upper Midwest, most 4-year college bound students from our area only need to take the ACT. Also, starting in 14-15, all juniors will be taking the ACT at school in the spring as part of the state testing program.
Register and prepare for the SAT here. While the vast majority of colleges will accept either the ACT or SAT, the SAT is more prevalent on the east and west coasts.
Apprenticeship information from i-seek with links to apprenticeship programs in Minnesota.
Volnuteer organization in which Americans help out overseas.
Similar to Peace Corps, but volunteers stay in the U.S. (e.g., disaster relief).
international travel programs
From the Council for Standards on International Educational Travel. List of reputable international youth exchange programs.