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College Search

Naviance– College search tools

Finding your Fit & Match– CollegeBoard College search & match tools

Before you apply– Tips for developing your college list

How to choose which schools to apply to– The Princeton Review Article

 

Application Writing

Writing a personal statement– College Essay Guy

Writing supplemental essays– College Essay Guy

 

Financial Aid

FAFSA– Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Filling out the FAFSA– Tips to help fill out the FAFSA

Glossary of Financial Aid Terms– A comprehensive glossary of financial aid terms

Understanding Loans & Grants– Federal Student Aid overview (English & Spanish)

Understanding types of loans– Types of loans available and what they mean

Basics of applying to grants and scholarships– Sources and steps to take to start applying to grants and scholarships

 

Scholarships

Naviance– Mead High School Scholarship Information

Big Futures Scholarship Search– CollegeBoard Scholarship Search

 

Parents

Information for parents– Resources for parents from College Essay Guy

 

College Lingo

Glossary of words– CollegeBoards Glossary of unfamiliar terms