is a one-stop shop for college planning information

The U.S. Department of Education recently launched a new web site that is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources to help students and their families plan, prepare, and pay for college. The site gives reasons why students should go to college, explains the necessary steps to be accepted and enroll at a two- or four-year institution, gives financial aid advice, and has sections devoted to parents/family and teachers/counselors. It also features inspirational stories of students who are already attending college. "Why go?" the site asks. "It can make a huge difference in your life–and your family’s. More education can open doors of opportunity, financially and personally."