College Planning Zone

From application assistance to financial aid information, the College Planning Zone is home to helpful resources designed to help you chart your course toward college admission.

College Prep

College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization committed to promote excellence and equity in education through programs for K–12 and higher education institutions, and by providing students a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships.

Degree Finder is a comprehensive listing of over 700 academic opportunities available at SOCHE member colleges and universities. This unique listing of undergraduate and graduate degrees, programs, and licensure information helps students make great choices for education and professional development in the region.

Welcome to College is a web-based application that revolutionizes the college visit experience. It’s our mission and passion to help students and parents connect with the colleges and universities that are right for them.

Financial Aid

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines … there are different financial aid deadlines for federal, state and even individual colleges. Colleges and universities may also require additional financial aid forms as well as the FAFSA.

2017 – 2018

Federal Deadline Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2017. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 17, 2017.

State Deadline Ohio In Ohio, deadlines vary by college – check with your college.

College Deadline  Each college may have a different deadline. Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about their definition of an application deadline – whether it is the date they receive your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.