Career/College Search Information

ACT – The ACT® test assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. Many schools will take either SAT or ACT scores for admission.

AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES – US News and World Report’s yearly ranking of colleges and universities.

MASSACHUSETTS MENTOR – This site includes virtual campus tours, online applications and financial aid forms. The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts sponsors this site.

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK – Presented yearly by the US Department of Labor. This site details the hiring projections, salary information and educational path necessary for employment. Scroll to the “Ways to use the Occupational Outlook Handbook site: the A-Z index is most helpful.

SAT (COLLEGE BOARD) – Information for parents, students and education professionals.

PRINCETON REVIEW – Explore colleges, careers, majors, scholarships and financial aid.

NCAA ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS – Official information site for all student athletes.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES – This site posts a list of 800 links to two-year, post-secondary institutions.

Financial Aid Information

FAFSA FINANCIAL INFORMATION – FAFSA form online

PROFILE FINANCIAL AID FORM – Financial aid application service of the College Board.

SALLIE MAE – The nation’s leading provider of student loans and administrator of college savings plans. The company primarily provides federal and private student loans for undergraduate and graduate students and their parents.

FINAID – FinAid is a comprehensive, informative web site that offers a first stop on the web for students looking for ways to finance their education.

STUDENT AND PARENT LOAN INFORMATION – This web site from the College Board offers debt planning tips, college costs and expected family contribution worksheets, and information about a variety of programs.

FASTWEB – Students may register for scholarship information. FastWeb is one of Internet’s largest free scholarship search sites.