Resources

FREE LIVE ONLINE TUTORING - Brainfuse

Get help with homework or get ahead of the curve with this online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2-11 pm every day to teach students in almost any subject. There are hundreds of video tutorials in any subject you need.

A Username and Password is required. If you do not have one, please contact the AIMS Office and we will gladly get one for you free of charge.

Khan Academy

All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

ACT

All students are required to take the ACT before entering college. We encourage students to take the assessment multiple times between the end of their junior year and senior graduation. The AIMS office has a fee waiver for one of the tests, and offers many ACT prep workshops throughout the year.

The ACT website provides general preparation tips, full-length practice tests (including writing), information about the optional writing test, test day strategies, and what to expect on test day.

SAT Prep

This site has everything to prepare you for the SAT from Practice Questions to Flash Cards.

Careers in Math & Science

This is a great website that lists hundreds of careers in math and science. The top of the page is the navigation bar which gives you links to skills needed, schools, job market and more!

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CollegeBoard.org-Roadmap to College

Applying for college is a multi-step process. If you are not organized, you could miss out on a number of opportunities including not getting into your schools of choice and missing out on free money (money that never has to be paid back). Luckily, collegeboard.com has simplified this process with a five question plan to help you get started and stay organized during your senior year.

Go Higher Ky

Go Higher KY is a great informational resource for prospective college students. It contains a great wealth of information.

Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA

To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.

In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.

Federal Student Aid ID

The FSA ID allows students and parents to identify themselves electronically to access FSA Web sites. An FSA ID is made up of a username and password and can be used to log into FAFSA on the Web. While you are not required to have an FSA ID to complete and submit a FAFSA on the Web application, it is the fastest way to sign your application and have it processed. It is also the only way to access or correct your information online, or to pre-fill a FAFSA on the Web application with information from your previous year’s FAFSA.

Make sure you request your PIN 4-6 weeks before you come to the Bridge workshop.

Types of Federal Grant Programs

Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid.

This includes the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.

Federal Pell Grant

Approximately two-thirds of full-time college students receive some kind of financial aid. Some receive Federal Pell Grants. A Pell Grant is money that the government provides for students who need it to pay for college. Eligible students receive a specified amount each year under this program.

The Student Loan People

Need extra money for college beyond Financial Aid? Contact the Student Loan People. They offer forgiveness loans for Nurses, Law, and Math/Science/Foreign Language teachers for every year you work in the state of Kentucky.

College Board's Scholarship Search

Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Enter in as much information as possible to find the most matches. Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.

FastWeb

FastWeb is a great resource to apply for national scholarships that are available across the entire United States. Make sure you check with your desired college's scholarship office for local and regional scholarships. If you are a senior, the applications are usually due around January for your upcoming freshman year of college.

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