College & Careers

     

    College & Careers

    Topics:

    Financial Assistance & Scholarship Information | Testing Information | Exploring Your Options | Etc.

    Financial Assistance & Scholarship Information

    The CollegeBoundFund
    A powerful, flexible, tax-advantaged program to help you save for college expenses.

    FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    Information and application on applying for goverment aid in tuition costs.

    Fastweb
    A FREE scholarship and loan search service.

    FinAid
    Scholarships, loans, financial aid application, etc...

    Rhode Island Scholarships
    Sponsored by the RI Student Loan Authority, you are able to search by category or keyword.


    Testing Information

    The College Board
    Contains practice tests, SAT registration, test dates, and online college application links.

    SAT Program
    Here you can find the school codes, send scores, practice tests and advice for nervous test takers.


    Exploring Your Options

     

    College Board Online

    From SAT exams to college planning, this site is packed with useful information to help you every step of the way. Includes specific planning guides for freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

    CollegeNet

    User friendly site that helps narrow down college choices, investigate scholarships and financial aid, and offers additional resources too.

    College View
    Includes virtual tours and links to colleges.

    Department of Education: Student Guide 
    Look here for sites to plan your education, pay for your education, career development, etc.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook

    The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationall recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

    Peterson's College Bound
    College search, test prep, help with writing the essay, etc...

    The Princeton Review
    The classic Princeton Review online. Links to college & scholarship pages with advice on choosing the perfect school.

    U.S. News & World Report Education Center
    An amazing amount of information, including college rankings, financial aid and college life.

    Wired Scholar
    "The planning for college destination".


    Etc.

    Common Application

    This recommended form accepted by over 300 selective colleges and universities simplifies the application process and is free.

    RITransfers
    "A website promoting transfers between CCRI, RIC, and URI."