Planning For College
Sponsored by the Coalition of American
Colleges and Universities, this site has information on preparing for college
including recommendations for junior and senior high school students.
It has sections on choosing the right college and on how to pay for college.
There are good links to other sites with information on preparing for,
applying to, and paying for a college education.
Ready for College Early: A Handbook for Parents of Students in the
Middle School Years.
Written for parents as an introduction
to preparing for their childrens' college education, this site includes
recommendations for steps to be taken during the junior and senior high
school years. A Spanish
language version is also available.
A free downloadable multimedia program
from the College Board designed to encourage middle school students to
start thinking about college. GrO was designed for early teens who
may be uncertain about their future prospects for college or unsure about
how to get on the college-bound track.
This site, from the Texas Guaranteed Student
Loan Corporation, contains helpful information and useful links.
Guided tours of the site are designed for middle and high school students,
non-traditional students, student borrowers, and parents A Spanish
language version of the site is available. See Careership for interactive
career activity. The site has scheduled “chat nights” around
admissions and financial aid questions. Students can access on-line
applications, get financial aid information, check status of student loans,
and use loan and budget calculators.
A college planning newsletter with information
directed toward questions from parents.
Your Child for College. A Resource Book for Parents.
A comprehensive guide for parents, this on-line publication provides information
on general questions, preparing students academically, financing a college
education, and the importance of long range planning. Helpful checklists
for parents and children are included. This 1996-1997 edition is the most
recent on-line version.
An on-line newsletter for middle school
students. Information on planning academically and financially for
Path From Home School to College Home Schooled students face
special challenges when it comes to planning for and applying to college.
Their distinct school situation demands a unique approach to the college
admission process. This site provides information and links to help.
This U.S. Department of Education website
has information for pre-high school, high school, returning adult students
and parents. There are links to financial aid and college planning
This handbook for students in middle and
junior high school school shows students how a college education will improve
their lives. The importance of early planning, choosing the right courses
and financing an education are stressed.
College? Me? Now?
A handbook for students in middle and
junior high school, this guide shows students how a college education will
improve their lives. The importance of early planning, choosing the
right courses and financing their education are stressed.
A newsletter with many topics of college
planning advice for high school students.
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301 Promenade Street, Providence,
Website Developed in December
1998 by Timothy S. Chace and Phyllis
Site last updated December