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Resources to help your students plan for college

We know that you serve many students of diverse backgrounds and goals. We are here to help by providing free tools and expert resources to help your students understand everything they need in order to plan for college and ultimately get to their dream school.

Getting them ready for admissions and beyond.

Understanding the cost of college, admissions processes, application requirements, and all the other things that go into getting to college can be overwhelming. We are your one stop shop with the tools and resources students need to be prepared.

College Match

Our College Match tool provides a wealth of information for students and their families. Each student can discover:

  • college matches with every U.S 4-year college
  • colleges that best match academic and cultural fit
  • family net price estimate for every college
  • admission chances at every college
  • what actions they can take to increase acceptance odds

The tool is a great way for students to estimate admissions chances at every college and help them build a balanced list of options, then create a plan to improve grades and test scores to increase their odds of acceptance.

Find College Matches

College Prep Resources and Downloads

Our free resources, guides, and downloads are intended to promote financial literacy, improve college readiness and access, and increase student success.

Paying for College

Affording college can be scary for students and their families. We aim to provide the education and tools they need to be able to fund their higher education.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first stop students and their families should make in their college financing journey.

Making College More Affordable: 7 Pre-College Tips

There are some things you can do, before and after joining college, to offset the high cost of tuition.

Read about our Pre-College Tips

Scholarship Search Tool

Students can find thousands of scholarships with our free scholarship search tool.

Search for Scholarships

Financial Aid Offer Comparison Tool

Help students understand exactly what they are getting from each college offer to find their most affordable option.

Compare your financial aid offer letters

Student Loan Finder

As a last resort, students can find and compare rates and terms from different lenders to fund the gap.

Find student loans
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Video Resources

Interview with Bill on College Affordability

College Raptor Founder and CEO gives tips on how students and families can look for ways to make college more affordable.

Financial Aid Offer Comparison Tool Demo

We know offer letters can be confusing. Watch this recorded demo to see how our Financial Aid Offer Comparison Tool and make it easier for students.

Scholarship Winner Talks About College Match Tool

Students all over the country are using College Raptor tools. See how they are helping students and making an impact.

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