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College Ready: College Resources

Whether you’re first in your family to attend college* or the 20th, there are always questions and challenges facing you during the college planning process.  How to pay for college, when to begin looking for a college, how to find the right college…these are all questions that you will have throughout the college preparation process.

The following resources will help you as you move through this important and exciting stage in your life and career…college planning!  On this page, you will also find links for each high school where they will provide information on events throughout the school year that will assist you in your college planning.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa 

https://collegeabacus.org/

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources/parents

http://www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa

http://www.collegeplan.org/

http://www.washboard.org

General College Planning

https://public.careercruising.com/en

http://psccn.org/

http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-guide/

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents

https://www.fastweb.com/college-search/articles/ten-tips-for-parents-of-college-kids

https://online.maryville.edu/online-masters-degrees/college-prep-resources

Please visit your school’s College Resources page (link below) or connect with your career center specialist or your school counselor for more information about planning for college and careers.

Lakes     CPHS           HP

* College is defined as any post-high school (or “postsecondary”) educational path leading to a degree, certification, or other credential.  This may include universities, community and technical colleges, apprenticeships, trade schools, and educational opportunities provided through the military.


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