There are many different types of schools that specialize in different things. Understanding what you are good at may help to narrow down the school type.
Are you a great writer or are you really into history? A liberal arts college may be your best bet because you will spend a lot of time in these areas. You can get school age information through the internet.
Are you interested in cooking, photography, or digital media? A trade school or 2-year community college will give you a chance to take classes in these areas and bring your skills up to a level where you could make this a career.
Are computers your greatest love? Maybe you should go to a technical school where you can focus on computer technology and not so much on history, English and other traditional subject areas.
This will be critical for narrowing down different types of schools and finding schools where you have the best chance of financial aid. You need to look at three things to answer this: 1) What do you (or your parents) already have saved for college? 2) What can you (or your parents) afford to pay while you are in school? 3) How much financial aid can you qualify for?
The best ways to find out how much financial aid you can qualify for are by using the FAFSA Forecaster and going to college’s Net Price Calculators. You can Google “FAFSA forecaster” to get some sites that provide this tool and tell you what it means. This is a great way to see what it may actually cost you to go to college.