College and Career Planning

Trying to decide what you want to do with your life can be a very daunting experience, but it's one that can be made easier with a little reading and career investigation on your part. These links will help you in making that decision and you don't even need to leave the comfort of your chair. Good luck!

KHS uses Scoir for college and career exploration.  All students can access Scoir using their school email address at

More information on college and careers can be found in the KHS Counselors Canvas page.
Find College Scholarships for High School Students

Find Some of the Best College K12 Scholarships Available

These are the classic scholarships everyone thinks of when they hear the word. These provide money for students who, having just graduated from high school, are on their way to college. The best part about k12 scholarships is the vast number available. Almost all colleges provide at least a couple scholarships to incoming freshman. A large number of businesses also provide monies for local kids heading off to college; you may find that the business you worked for over the summer or the company your mom or dad works for offer money for college. It certainly won’t hurt to already be connected with them when you go to apply. Beyond that, larger businesses offer scholarships to students heading to a specific school or coming from a certain county. You can find essay contests and other scholarship opportunities online, open to anyone. You may even be able to get a full ride, funded by your interest in art or science. Some scholarships don’t even get awarded every year because there isn’t anyone who meets their requirements. With all that opportunity, there’s bound to be something out there for you. Click here to follow...
Choosing the Best Trade School for You

Whether you’re a recent high school grad, an adult changing career paths, or a military

veteran, deciding on additional schooling can be difficult. With so many different programs
and locations, it becomes even more challenging. Luckily, Best-Trade-Schools
has all of the information you need
to make the right choice for your education.


INvestEd is a free resource for Hoosier students and parents looking for help with college planning and financial aid.  At INvestEd, we help families understand how to fund college wisely to help minimize potential education debt. click here.

Indiana, known locally as "The Hoosier State", provides a nice number of opportunities to get a university degree. If you are searching one of the 138 Indiana colleges and universities, then American School Search is right for you. Indiana Flag
Welcome to College Degrees Online

We recommend starting by selecting one of the top programs of study, or with the College Degree Guide to find universities offering degrees with a specific area of study or in specific states. We have tried to make it as simple as possible for you to quickly and efficiently find all of the available degrees at colleges in the US.

Click here for a quick overview of some of the top program areas with college degrees online:

Welcome to Social Work Degrees, the most comprehensive resource for exploring colleges and universities offering a degree in Social Work. All degree levels are covered - Undergraduate and Graduate, and every university in the United States is listed in our database (if there is one missing please let us know!).

We use the United States Department of Labor and US Census Bureau, as well as the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as our data sources to aggregate all of the social work programs and pertinent information for working in the social work field.

 A comprehensive guide to financial aid. In addition to covering financial aid for online learning, it breaks down financial aid options for ALL college-level programs. It also includes financial aid and scholarship info for minority students, students with disabilities, students who identify as LGBTQ, and more. The guide features advice and tips from Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally-recognized expert on planning and paying for college. Click here for the full guide.

This guide focuses on FAFSA and the changes that have taken place over the past few years. It was created with the support of Robert Friedman, the University Director of Student Finance at Yeshiva University New York, and includes advice on how to maximize financial aid with FASFA, a glossary of terms normally encountered during the financial aid process, and additional resources for students to explore. Click here to check out this guide.
MyRoad from College Board offers students a comprehensive resource for education and career decision making. Determine your personality type, explore college majors, careers, colleges and more. This service is FREE fro students at Kokomo High School who took the PSAT.

 Dollar sign Professions that Pay for College Tuition

While some companies have recently jumped on board to offer tuition reimbursement programs, others have been doing it for a long time. Many industries and career options have corresponding federal programs that have historically offered tuition assistance benefits. Health care, legal services and education programs are good examples of industries that have established a commitment to paying back students for their studies. Check out some specific programs that help students recoup tuition costs here.
Two helpful sites from our own U.S. Department of Education. Check out the Federal Student Financial Aid Homepage for quick information and other helpful links.

Also, thinking of applying for federal financial aid for college? Why not do it online at the FAFSA site? It's quick and painless. (Well, almost.)
You say you don't want to be that far away from home when you go to college? Then check out this link of Indiana colleges and universities. Homework Hotline
“Each year, the College Board serves over three million students and their parents, 22,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, the Advanced Placement Program® (AP), and Pacesetter®. The College Board is committed to the principles of equity and excellence, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.”
Best Online Colleges in Indiana
Attending online college in Indiana is a big step, and one that shouldn’t be taken without lots of research and fact-finding beforehand. When searching for the perfect fit, students often have lots of questions but may not know where to turn to get the best, most up-to-date answers. Things like cost are often at the forefront of their minds, but academic rigor, online learning options, and the transition from college to career can be critical discussion points, as well. Click to follow this story.
Welcome to Discover Business
Discover Business is a comprehensive guide to help you learn more about different business degree and career options. Our guides focus on providing information about campus-based business degrees as well as online and distance programs. We also provide business school resources to help you do your own research to find the school that's best for you.  Visit us...
How to Find Online Colleges Accepting Transfer Credits
Tips and Advice for Transferring to an Online Program
Taking college courses online is becoming wildly popular. According to Aslanian Market Research and The Learning House, Inc., more than three-quarters of public universities and about half of private colleges offer not just online courses, but at least one fully online program. Traditional colleges and universities are recognizing the demand for flexible learning options and are meeting the need. Fortunately, many online college programs accept transfer credits in the same way that traditional schools do.
This guide explains how to transfer credits from a traditional program to an online one.
Register at and connect with the school that's right for you. Colleges actively recruit students that meet their enrollment needs. When you register as a student you are automatically entered in our monthly $1000 scholarship drawing.
FastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB) is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans available to students.
Too many colleges to visit and not enough time or money to make the trek? These two sites allow the perspective student to take a virtual tour of hundreds of college campuses across the country. While not as good as actually visiting the campus, these two sites will at least let you narrow your choices. appears to be more complete than, but then that decision is best left up to you.

"Our website features in-depth college profiles with information about academic programs, athletics, campus life, facilities, expenses, financial aid and much more. From each profile, you can link directly to the home page of each institution. Our custom college search allows you to select schools by location, cost and majors offered. The collegiate athletics search criterion includes specific mens and womens sports and level of competition."

Do you have a plan for the future? Are you ready for the real world? Have you already explored a career? If not, career information is available from careeronestop, a treasure trove of helpful information. was rated #1 in a recent "Best of the Web" analysis by a national computer magazine. There are over 400,000 job postings and career advice pages that will keep you busy for months. It's a great site to get a feel for the "world of work" that we all face. Check it out! GoCollege claims to have the largest scholarship search engine on the internet, plus a search engine that matches colleges to a student's profile, plus SAT and ACT practice tests, plus databases of 4 and 2-year colleges, plus ... Well, check it out for yourself.
The High School Ace is a noncommercial learning portal to high-quality free educational resources for high school students. It features online learning activities, an ongoing teen poetry contest, general references, a high school directory, college information, and subject guides for English, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign languages.
The Online Education, Degrees, and Distance Learning Guide. Your map to the world of learning.
Search here by field of study, geographic location, student-body makeup, or other criteria. You'll also find listings of all the relevant accredited college and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
Learn More Resource Center
Indiana’s Pre-K to College Connection, supports and encourages lifelong learning for all Indiana citizens. Up-to-date materials, helpful checklists and other valuable resources and tools provide parents, students, school counselors and others with information about every aspect of education from early learning to K-12 to college to career.
Best Jobs U.S.A.
Employment Review Magazine
Career Shop.Com
College Xpress
Features articles on academic life and the admissions process. Handy info here on "What to do if ...?"
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Very thorough job outlook source prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a completely free website that provides in-depth statistical information regarding colleges, universities and trade schools. allows college bound students to have a quick overview of every campus in the U.S.A., covering over 6,000+ public and private colleges and universities covering topics on: admissions, financial aid, housing, employment, athletics.
Military Careers
The services now provide generous benefits and occupational training.
Doing a simple search on
“scholarships” will bring up hundreds of financial aid links to help cover college expenses.
Kokomo Area Career Center (KACC)
These programs are designed to train high school students for technical jobs in the workplace of tomorrow.
Federal Financial Aid
Online estimation form
High School Guidance and Counseling
Useful links from Georgia Tech University
FinAid, the Financial Aid Information Page
Sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Welcome to the guided tour of Planning a Career. On this tour, you can find out how to choose a career and how to reach your career goal. You can also pick up useful tips on job hunting, resume writing, and job interviewing techniques. Feel free to leave the tour at any time to find out more about a subject just by clicking on the highlighted text. Planning a Career?
Good information and guidance
Career Planning
Are you looking for detailed information on a career choice? This growing library of articles, written by your About Guide, covers a variety of career choices. Articles include links to professional associations, trade journals, and job listings.
Purdue University - Kokomo
- College of Technology -
Located on the campus of Indiana University Kokomo (IUK), the Purdue University College of Technology at Kokomo is part of the Purdue College of Technology statewide delivery system. The system was established to meet Indiana's needs for college-educated technologists and technicians. The program offers a unique partnership between business, education, industry, and government.
Indiana University - Kokomo
Check it out here first, then do a campus visit!
IVY Tech - Kokomo
No need to leave Kokomo for a technical education!
Indiana State Department of Personnel
Information if you're interested in working for the State of Indiana
Job Smart - from California, but very informative for Hoosiers
Find that perfect college and then tour it online here! PLUS other helpful web links!
Concise Guide to Grad Schools
This simple, bare-bones guide to grad schools has a pretty complete listing of colleges and universities. Search by major, location, or school name. Also included is a helpful financial guide, containing scholarship tips and phone numbers for assistance.
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