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  Welcome to the most comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource on the Internet.

Since 1966, Peterson's has helped to connect individuals, educational institutions, and corporations through its critically acclaimed books, Web sites, online products, and admissions services. Peterson's reaches millions of consumers annually with information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.

Peterson's data is found throughout the Web. From Yahoo and AOL to the Wall Street Journal and Time magazine, our information fuels the leading sites on the Internet.

Our innovative, web-based products, such as CollegesWantYouSM, GradSchoolsWantYou, and online practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT Assessment, ASVAB, and TOEFL, provide consumers with the depth and breadth of information they need to make informed decisions about their education or career. Our financial aid database of nearly $5 billion worth of scholarships, grants, and prizes is fully searchable on the Web and available in printed guides. The range of test preparation offered by Peterson's has recently expanded into civil service, licensing, certification, and military preparation with the acquisition of ARCO.

In addition to our core products for college search and selection, test preparation, and financial aid, Petersons offers online services for essay editing and instruction as well as resume writing. A team of more than 250 editors at EssayEdge assist college, graduate, and professional school applicants with their admission essays and personal statements. Resume Edge provides resume writing services, resume editing, sample resumes, and instruction from Certified Professional Resume Writers (CPRWs).

Peterson's is a part of Nelnet, one of the leading education services and finance companies in the United States and is focused on providing quality products and services to students, families, and schools nationwide. Information about Nelnet can be found at

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