For Teens

Programs and services especially for teens.

Colleges & Careers

Preparing for College

ACT Assessment

Information about the test, including frequently asked questions, sample questions and strategies, and how to register for the ACT online.

My Future

Military, college or career, this site helps students make a decision.

College is Possible

The ideal site for getting started on the college decision. Includes information on preparing for college, choosing the right one and paying for it.

The Princeton Review

Find the best school for you and how to apply, compare financial aid packages, get online applications, raise your test scores and more.

College NET

Direct links to many online applications. A good search engine for locating a college by limiters. Offers a good scholarship database.

SAT Program

The College Board sends this to you to help prepare you for the SAT exam. School codes, application deadlines, practice questions, college essay advice.

Financial Aid

College Net

Direct links to many online applications. A good search engine for locating a college by limiters. Offers a good scholarship database.

Federal Student AID

The Federal Student Aid portal, the best place to start for those seeking federal loans for college tuition. Search the site for a specific type of loan or use subject categories to match your needs and qualifications to the hundreds of loans offered by the government.

FAFSA on the Web

A direct link to the application for Federal Student Aid. Caution: a short period of inactivity causes the form to go away.


Find college financial aid. Free, searchable database of almost 200,000 sources of scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. The student is asked to submit a profile.


An overall financial aid information page, including scholarships, loans and military aid.

Iowa College Aid

State of Iowa Scholarship Program, Lenders, Loan types, etc.

College Information

College Board

Complete overview of all colleges and universities, instructions on writing application essays, apply for loans and calculating costs. Includes links to application forms, tips on interviewing and articles about the process of getting into the school of your choice.

Iowa Colleges & Universities

Iowa colleges and universities with full list and links to each.

School Rankings for College and Grad School

School rankings aggregated from U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review to help you make an informed decision about which school is right for you.

College & University Rankings

Quick access to college ranking systems.

College View

Take cyber-tour of a school you like. College View also reproduces the Hobsons Guides to schools with unique backgrounds and traditions. This site is also offers a Career Center with resume formats and pointers, tips on job seeking, interviewing and creating a professional portfolio.

Community College Web

Links to community colleges in the U.S., plus resources related to the community college experience.

 World Wide Learn

Lists and explains all the hundreds of accredited degree programs that are offered over the Internet. Excellent for non-traditional students or professionals needing to add credits to the degree they already have.


Study Abroad

The study abroad resource for programs in more than 100 countries throughout the world.

Career Jobs & Advice

Iowa Workforce

Part-time jobs, regional and government jobs.

Iowa Workforce Development

Youth job rights, school-to-work connecting activities, explore career options, work-based learning guide, occupational projects.

Iowa's Job Bank

Free registration allows you to post your resume.

Career Guide to Industries

A comprehensive overview of the major industries, such as manufacturing, agriculture and the arts. Look to this resource for job outlook and projections, salary expectations and educational requirements. A great place to start for students who are unsure about specific job titles and need to look at broader categories.

Iowa Job Center

Jobs, careers, temporary and seasonal work in Iowa. You can post your resume.

Summer Jobs

A job database for high school and college students looking for interesting part-time work or internships during the summer. Company profiles and comments from past participants are available.

Part-Time Jobs in Iowa

Lists jobs by town. Part-time, seasonal, student jobs and jobs for teens.

 Young Person's Guide to Earning and Learning

This online brochure gives a sobering statistical explanation about the value of attending and graduating from college, including quality of life expectation comparisons and contrasts. Are you thinking about not going to college? Take a look at this before making your decision.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.