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College Resources

The Lowe Family Young Scholars Program ("LFYS Program") exists to help provide assistance to students of the Bartlesville Public School System to receive a college degree. Below are a variety of resources for students interested in college and currently in college. We hope that these resources can help the transistion into and increase the success of students once in college. 

General College Information

Once students are in college, sometimes they may be interested in looking into their current major, or the possibility of switching majors. The following websites each have very helpful career assessments that can help you to determine the career that is a best fit for you and its outlook. College Start, Career Tech, and the RSU Assess and Explore Page each have their own pros and cons and focus so you can look at each and determine which best fits your needs. 

Oklahoma College Start is still a good resource for students in college who are interested in learning some more about available majors and financial aid information. Another great resource is the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Their site is a great resource to other links for college assistance programs, financial aid opportunities, and information about Oklahoma Universities. 

The Student Debt Relief Organization has a list of resources that are helpful both for preparing for and once a student is in college. They have information sections on Majors, Financial Aid, Grants, Scholarships, and Loans. 

The U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard can be used to aid you in comparing and deciding on a university that fits your needs!

Paying for College 

There are still scholarships and financial resources available for students once they are already enrolled in college. A few of these are listed below, but continue to check back in because we will continue to update this list as we find resources. 

The College Board offers a variety of resources for students who are looking into maybe changing their major. There is also a helpful resource on three steps to getting financial aid.  

Another resource is information on the tax credits available to college students. More information on this can be found on College Start and also in this article

FAFSA

Students need to ensure that they fill out the FAFSA each year as close to its opening as possible to continue their financial aid process. After filling out the FAFSA, students can use the FAFSA Forecaster, to help them to estimate their aid. This can help the student to figure out their options to pay for college. 

Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarship search websites that can help you to continue to find local and national scholarships to apply to even once you are already in college. A few of these that we have found useful include: FastWeb, College Greenlight, and Scholar Snapp among others. This website has even more scholarship search resources that you can use. 

The Federal Student Aid website has some great information explaining the types of aid. This can help to answer any questions you may have about the differences between scholarships, grants, and loans. 

The LFYS Program Scholarship Resource Chart is a living document that hosts information on local, state, and national scholarships that are available. This chart is a resource for you as you research scholarships that you are eligible for. This document is a "living" document, which means that we will continue to update it as we find out about new scholarships or delete any ones that are no longer avialable. If you hear of new scholarships not on the list, or notice ones that are no longer available, let us know! 

Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Oklahoma State University, and Rogers State University are our partner universities and each have their own lists of scholarships that you can apply for. Make sure that you pay attention to the deadlines for each of these. 

Resources for Students

This section will have some helpful resources linked for students to aid them in being successful in college. 

Students dealing with test anxiety can find some helpful resources linked. There are also some helpful resources found in the links below the prioritized tutoring list. These links will have resources to help you to master concepts using videos, flashcards, and other methods. Students looking for tutoring in college can look into what tutoring options your college provides. Most colleges provide some type of tutoring including writing help through a writing lab. Ask your advisor about what options are available to you. 

Time managment can still be something to overcome while in college. This resource can help you to keep track of your reading and assignments while in college. 

Another website that can be of help is Merriam Webster's Website. It includes a dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English dictionary, and medical dictionary. This can be a great resource when trying to write college essays and research papers. Purdue OWL's website is another fantastic resource when trying to use appropriate formatting on papers. 

Textbooks 

Students can save a bundle of money by buying or renting their college textbooks USED. You can find used textbooks through Ebay (Half.com), Amazon,  Bookfinder, Barnes and Noble, and Cheap Textbooks among others. This website compares the rental websites and gives you some advice to see whether or not renting your textbook is a good option for you. 

As a reminder, if you rent your textbook make sure you rent it for the appropriate period of time, and that you make sure to return it on time!