November 27: All locations closed; no Bookmobile service.
November 28: Dayton's Bluff and West 7th libraries closed; no Bookmobile service.

College Planning

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Information about preparing for, choosing, and paying for college.

Planning for College

Dual High School/College Credit videos from the Center for School Change
Take advantage of great dual credit courses at your high school! Many of Minnesota's high schools offer Dual Credit programs that allow qualifying students to earn college credit while still in high school at little or no cost. Dual Credit programs are a great way for high school students to challenge themselves academically, earn college credit, and save time and money.

Get Ready Program
Get Ready is offered through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Get Ready prepares students from low income and underrepresented families with resources that assist students in preparing, selecting, and paying for college. Apply during your sophomore year and begin as a junior.

Neighborhood House College Access Center
Receive free help with tutoring, financial aid assistance, SAT/ACT help, accuplacer testing, career advice, parental advice, college application assistance, and preparation for college. Drop in today!

Saint Paul Public Schools
Find college access programs within the Saint Paul Public School system. Locate schools and access enrollment information.

College Possible
College Possible prepares low-income youth for post-secondary education by helping high school junior and seniors with ACT/SAT preparation, preparing college applications, obtaining financial aid, and making the transition from high school to college.

OfftoCollege.com
Smart planning guides and tips for first-time college students

Choosing a College

Minnesota Colleges & Universities (iSeek.com)
Search, browse, and compare Minnesota colleges and universities.

College Navigator (U.S. Department of Education)
Find the right college for you. Build a list of schools and make side-by-side comparisons.

Applying for College

College Board Essay Writing Tips
Helpful tips to help you when writing your college essays

College Board/SAT
Find testing dates, register to take SAT, and prepare for SAT.

The ACT
Find testing dates, register for the ACT, and take practices tests

Neighborhood House College Access Center
Drop-in the college access center at Neighborhood House and get help with completing college applications. Also get help with the ACT and SAT.

FAFSA
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Apply for a FAFSA PIN. Print your student aid report. Search for school codes and check the status of your submitted FAFSA application.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Provides students and parents with financial aid programs and a variety of education information

College.gov
Learn why you should go to college, how to plan for college, and how to pay for college

CollegeBoard.com
CollegeBoard.com is a great college planning resource. Find the right college for you, financing tips, and deadline reminders.

iSEEK.org
Minnesota’s career, education, and job resource site. Explore careers, plan your education, and find a job.

Paying for College

College.gov
Learn why you should go to college, how to plan for college, and how to pay for college.

FAFSA
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Apply for a FAFSA PIN. Print your student aid report. Search for school codes and check the status of your submitted FAFSA application.

Fast Web
Fill out a profile and find scholarships and grants.

Financial Aid.org
Free scholarship search, find student loans and college savings plans. Also find military aid and other financial aid options.

Minnesota College Goal
Free information and assistance to students and families who are applying for financial aid for post secondary education.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Provides students and parents with financial aid programs and a variety of education information.

Paying for College
Program and videos packed with concrete advice from local experts who help demystify how Minnesota families can finance a four-year college education.

Practice for the ACT and the SAT

Learning Express Library
Online practice tests, including the ACT, SAT, and more.