College & Career

Need help applying to Colleges?

How to choose the right school for you.  Guidance on choosing where you want to apply.

Advice for the College Applicant:  Everything from how to pick where you want to apply, to tips on writing your application essay.

Applying 101:  Tips and tools for College Applicants.

High School Seniors:  This guide walks you through the timeline of applying to colleges

5 things College Applicants can do to Stand Out.  (In a Good Way)

Tips for Writing a College Application Essay. (From the Experts)

 

SAT Prep:

The Official SAT Study Guide.  Available through the library.

8 Practice Tests for the SAT.  Available through the cloud library.

Online Study Guide. 

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Learning Express Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons—students and adult learners—succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Learn more.

 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

FAFSA:  Free Application for Federal 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.

Types of Financial Aid:  What you need to know about Grants & Scholarships, Loans, Work-Study.

Avoiding Scams:  Before you apply for financial aid, learn how to spot potential fraud, avoid paying for free services, and prevent identity theft.

Paying for college : the Greene’s guide to financing higher education, by Howard Greene & Matthew Greene

In the last 20 years, tuition has increased by a factor of more than 200 percent, which is 3 times the increase in earned income of the average family. It takes from 25 to 30 percent of a family’s yearly after tax earnings to pay for a single child’s college education.

Utilizing their access to college counseling, admissions, and financial aid professionals at colleges and universities across the country, this father and son team have developed a program to make paying for college manageable. They enlighten, motivate, and encourage students and their parents to follow a set of 10 principles designed to help families get a handle on saving and financing a college education. Their mission is to reassure and to help families of every income level and at every stage of preparation to plan a strategy for paying for college.

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