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Resources: Admissions, Scholarships and Financial Aid

A little research goes a long way

Parents as well as students will find these to be good resources as they navigate the school search and admissions process.

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know about Getting into College
Springer, Sally P., Reider, Jon, and Morgan, Joyce Vining.

Best 380 Colleges
The Princeton Review

Book of Majors
The College Board

The College Application Essay
McGinty, Sarah M.

College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You
Antonoff, Steven

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges
Pope, Loren, Edited by Hillary Masell Oswald

Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different
Asher, Donald

Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College
Ferguson, Andrew

Fiske Guide to Colleges
Fiske, Edward B.

Four Year College Admissions Data: Index of Majors and Sports
Wintergreen Orchard House

Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You
Pope, Loren

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants See Chapter 3.
Gladwell, Malcolm

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
Steinberg, Jacques

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General University Planning Websites

Campus Explorer
College Board
Colleges of Distinction
Colleges That Change Lives
Education Planner
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
National Association of Foreign Student Advisors
National Survey of Student Engagement
National Association for College Admission Counseling
Princeton Review

Resources Specific to Canadian Universities

Macleans Magazine – Canadian Universities
The Globe and Mail Canadian University Report
Map of 97 Members of Universities Canada

Scholarships and Financial Aid Websites

United States: Financial Aid
College Board
FAFSA Forecaster 
Federal Student Aid 
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Canada: Provincial, Territorial and Federal Student Loans
Canada Student Loans
Student Aid Alberta
StudentAid BC
Manitoba Student Aid
New Brunswick Student Financial Services
Newfoundland and Labrador Student Financial Services
Northwest Territories Student Financial Assistance
Nova Scotia Student Assistance
Nunavut Student Funding
Ontario Student Assistance Program
Prince Edward Island Student Financial Services
Quebec Student Financial Aid website
Saskatchewan Student Loans
Yukon Student Financial Assistance

National Scholarships (Canada and US)
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
Fulbright Canada
Killam Fellowships
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

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