The College Connection

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College Prep Resources

High School Ace

College Application Resources

ACT! -

Provides information on registering, preparing for and taking the ACT, as well as a variety of college search information

Career Pathways -

Information on making career choices, biographies of career professionals and sample aptitude tests.

College Board -

Register for SAT's online, do college searches, get test preparation, find links to any college website, PSAT information, CSS Financial Aid Profile - is an authoritative source of information regarding accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States.  It also features in-depth information pertaining to financial aid and campus life, as well as a free occupational interest inventory to help your students better assess areas of study and work that match their interests.

Cynthia Good's College and Career Planning Home Page -

This home page has links to colleges, college applications, financial aid, SAT preparation, careers, study does it all!

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid -

The web site for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  This form must be submitted in the senior year (after January 1) for families applying for need-based aid.  Students may complete it electronically on the site.

FastWeb -

Extensive information on merit- and need-based scholarships and aid, information on transitioning to college, dorm life, and college budgeting.

GoodCall Scholarship -

A Search Engine with one of the largest databases of scholarships on the web. GoodCall Scholarship Engine requires no personal information and it's free to use. - is an outreach of the Youth Transition Network:  a coalition of youth, college and military ministries that are working together to transition students.  This ministry was developed out of a deep concern for the startling numbers of young men and women who fall away or ignore their spiritual life after high school.  Youth Transition Network is focused on combating the spiritual loss of youth by helping motivate, prepare, and transition our next generation of leaders in the next phase of their spiritual journey on a college campus, in a career, or on a military base.


Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority Pro-Student, Non-Profit straightforward advice about applying for and choosing college financing,  innovative college savings plans for parents of young children preparing for future education expenses,  free financial aid seminars

Occupational Outlook Handbook -

The OOH lists various occupations and the education/training necessary for them as well as job outlook and expected starting salary

PBS Ten Steps to College -

Has college planning articles and information.

Petersons -

Provides information on colleges, financial aid and test preparation -

Scholarship search engine.

SmartScholar -

Scholarship search engine.

Think College -

Has information on choosing, applying, and paying for college, and on the value of higher education.  Sponsored by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.

Tuition Break for New England Residents -

Regional information of undergraduate and graduate degree programs at New England public colleges and universities available with an out-of-state tuition break under the Regional Student Program to eligible residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

U.S. Department of Education -

The federal government's web site has financial aid information, much of it in Spanish as well as English.  Look for two publications on the site: Funding Your Education and The Student Guide: Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

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