Resources

Researching future colleges and careers

The CollegeBoard website has a ton of information on how to research colleges and careers, how to pay for college once you leave BWMC, how to get into the college you want, and make a plan for all of it.

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/make-a-plan

 

The Federal Student Aid website, from the U.S. Department of Education, also has great resources on researching colleges and careers, but from the perspective on how you will eventually pay for all of it. There is also a lot of information on preparing your student and family, both academically and financially.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college

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

 

Another site from the U.S. Department of Education has information like College Scorecards, which you can use to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

https://collegecost.ed.gov/

 

KnowHow2GO is a great resource for students who don’t know what they want to do or where to begin their research.

http://knowhow2go.acenet.edu

 

Explore careers and their earning potential with the Occupational Outlook Handbook search tool: www.bls.gov/oco

 

The College Navigator can help you to find the right school for your career goals:

nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

 

Use the College Scorecard to compare schools’ annual costs, graduation rates, and median salaries of individuals who attended:

collegescorecard.ed.gov

 

A great recommendation letter can boost college admission chances:

http://www.collegeview.com/articles/article/boost-your-admission-chances-with-a-great-letter-of-recommendation

 

Getting a Head Start on Paying for College

Scholarship sites:

https://www.fastweb.com/

https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/