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Higher Education

College Board Online

Information for the college bound, including current tuition costs across the country.


Search for colleges by name, location, tuition and degree programs. Access to basic information including links to college home pages.


This is the official Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) and Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET) Website. Find study guides and preparation manuals. Site provided by the State Board for Educator Certification.

Search for graduate schools by subject or by name. Site provided by Educational Directories Unlimited.

Access to a variety of educational information; K-12, college, studying abroad, graduate programs, distance learning and financing education.

U.S. News & World Report's College Rankings

College rankings from America's Best Colleges. Also lists public schools and programs.

Universities & Colleges

A collection of links to homepages for colleges and universities from around the world.

Funding Education

Adventures in Education

From college planning advice to financial aid information to career guidance, AIE has the reliable information students and parents need to make the right decisions for the future.

Federal Student Aid

FSA is financial help for students enrolled in eligible programs at participating schools to cover school (a four-year or two-year public or private educational institution, a career school or trade school) expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Most federal aid is need based. The three most common types of aid are grants, loans, and work-study.

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

Compendium of Texas Colleges and Financial Aid Calendar

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

U.S. Department of Education FAFSA Online. Get information on funding your education.

Homeschool Resources

Ecletic Homeschool

This web site is updated regularly and includes links on various subject areas, a message board, feature articles, as well as tips on how to start home schooling.

Education Revolution

The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 by education expert Jerry Mintz to advance learner-centered approaches to education. AERO is considered by many to be the primary hub of communications and support for educational alternatives around the world.

Homeschool Education Magazine

Magazine includes various informational articles and columns focusing on topics related to homeschoolers.

Homeschool Legal Defense Association

A nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.

Homeschool World

Contains home schooling organizations arranged by state; also articles.

National Home Education Research Institute

Whether called homeschooling, home schooling, home-based education, home education, home-schooling, unschooling, deschooling, or a form of alternative education, the movement is growing and the National Home Education Research Institute is tracking and analyzing it, internationally.

Special Education

Corpus Christi Literacy Council

The mission of the Corpus Christi Literacy Council is to identify, develop, promote and coordinate comprehensive programs and resources that will measurably reduce functional illiteracy in the Corpus Christi Bay Area.

National Academy for Child Development

Information for special education needs, organizations, articles and products.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Find help and research on learning disabilities through this national organization.

Boarding School

The Association of Boarding Schools

Non-profit organization to help you learn more about boarding schools, directory included.

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