Need help looking for the right college?

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College Helper is a website (now defunct) that helps high school students choose the right college for themselves. The staff of calls various colleges on a student’s behalf. This service is offered free of charge and simply requires students to sign up online.

The tools provided by for each student that comes to them include a program that matches a student to the college degree that is right for them, an online survey that measures a student’s reading skills and abilities, as well as a student loan calculator.

The college degree tool asks students questions that they then use to determine the recommended major for that student. The online survey determines how well a student would be likely to do with online classes, which more and more colleges and universities across the country are beginning to offer. Once again, this involves students answering a series of questions meant to determine how successful they would be in online classes as opposed to those that take place in a physical classroom. The student loan calculator allows students to input the amount of their student loan, the loan’s interest rate and the length of the loan’s term. This will provide the student with the total amount of interest they will accumulate, the monthly payments they will have to make and the final cost of the loan. can provide information about the following types of Federal loans and what their fixed interest rate is:

  • Direct Plus Loans
  • Direct Subsidized Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans for both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Perkins Loan

Students who want more information about and what it can do for them can call the 1-800 number provided on the website. This allows students to speak to an agent and ask the questions they have.

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