Colleges & Universities

Accredited Schools Online

Prospective students are able to search for schools using various criteria and compare online college programs to find the right fit for their personal, educational, and professional needs.Students are able to compare up to four schools at one time, compiling important factors such as cost, accreditation, and available programs on one easy-to-understand breakdown.- Angela Hanners; Accredited Schools Online

Affordable Colleges

Browse affordable colleges that offer students the most value for their tuition dollars. This source provides rankings that utilize a complex methodology and take a combination of factors into account, such as: percentage of students receiving financial aid, graduation rate, student loan default rate, enrollment and retention rates. - Vanessa Green;

The Best Colleges

 At TheBestColleges,org, you can find information on hundreds of online programs. We only include schools that are recognized and reputable, so you know they’re the best ones out there already. We also aim to bring you affordable options, so you know you’re getting good quality for your money, but not spending a fortune in the process. And we rank schools based on all the standard details — including tuition, retention rate, and median starting salary for graduates — that go into picking a high-quality program. - website

State of Illinois Colleges & Universities

Explore a comprehensive list of schools in Illinois as well as resources that will help the college planning process, financial planning, online education resources, and potential internships. 


Gain insight into college affordability and increase accessibility to online college information.

Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University is a public research university located in DeKalb, Illinois, United States in Chicagoland, with satellite centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon.

Waubonsee Community College

Waubonsee Community College is a two-year community college, founded in 1966, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Its four campuses are located in Sugar Grove, Aurora, and Plano.


Educational Planning & Preparation

ACT Student 

The ACT Student Web Account where you can register for the test, upload your photo, send your scores, and more!

College Board

Get information on tests, find colleges, learn about financial aid and get application help.

College Affordability

An excellent resource that aid that helps you determine the affordability of colleges across the nation.

Education Planner

A resource filled with information and links to help find a college, plan your college experience, and find scholarships and financing.

Homeless Youth & Higher Education

A resourceful guide to aid youth who do not have dependable finances acheive higher education.


Educational Tools


A free proofreading tool that checks for proper grammar in essays, journals, emails, posts, or any other document in need of grammatical editing. This tool is available for use both on and offline.


Financial Aid


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.

Student Aid

Federal Student Aid provides publications, online tools, videos, and other resources from the U.S. Department of Education's Publication Center.