College Prep

Orange County Library Resources

Prepping for college? There's help at the library. With a library card or a Student Easy Access (SEA) account, you can get help with ACT, SAT, and PSAT test prep through and NC LIVE.

In our catalog you'll find test study guides, as well as how-to manuals on paying for college. Visit our teen room on the 2nd floor at the Main Library and use test prep books on your own time. Or, if you have a library card, you may check them out and take them home.

Other Helpful Resources

College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®.


A membership to Fastweb matches you with relevant scholarship opportunities completely free of charge. With roughly 1.5 million scholarships worth more than $3.4 billion, there are scholarships for every student’s educational goals, activities, and interests. Additionally, Fastweb members can find insider financial aid tips, advice on high school and college life, as well as job and internship matches in their area.

FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid)

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, more than 1,300 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school.

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC)

College Foundation of North Carolina is a free service of the State of North Carolina provided by a collaboration of Pathways (the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina Community College System, the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, and The University of North Carolina System), the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc. CFNC promotes access to North Carolina higher education and assists students with education planning, career planning, and applying to and paying for college.