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College-Related Links and Guides

This page is designed to help students and parents with the college search and application process. It has many links in the various categories listed below.

For more information, contact Helen Bodell, Lincoln School College Counselor at 401-331-9696, ext 3141 or hbodell@lincolnschool.org

Visit College and University Websites Directly

"Virtual visits" to college and universities can be an interesting and informative experience.

General Information

www.sdbp.com/hbcu.html Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
www.aicad.org Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
www.ajcunet.edu Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
www.cccu.org The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCUA)
www.ncaa.org/edservfront.html National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
www.nacda.com National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
www.ribghe.org/col-prep.htm This website is particularly useful for Middle School families thinking ahead to college.


Financial Aid Information

www.CollegePlanningCenter.org The College Planning Center is funded by the RI Higher Education Assistance Authority. With offices in Warwick and Woonsocket, the center offers hands-on assistance to help you complete the CSS Profile and FAFSA forms. There is no charge for their services.
www.finaid.org This is the index page of finaid.org which is sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) so it contains reliable information on all aspects of the financial aid question.
www.yahoo.com/Education/ Financial_Aid This is Yahoo's page on financial aid. Remember that Yahoo's materials are reviewed by humans, not just collected by computers.
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp This is the U.S. Government's information page on financial aid.
www.educaid.com Educaid offers higher education loans (FFELP) and assists in the community with free financial aid materials and/or presentations for high school students and parents.
https://myroad.collegeboard.com/myroad/navigator.jsp The College Board: College and Career Planning
www.nassgap.org National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs


Online Financial Aid Filing

This is the U.S. Department of Education site on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is required for any student aid application.
This is the site at which you can register for the College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS Profile).



www.collegeboard.com/testing/ This is the site of the of the College Board. It has links with information for everybody Parents and students, andmission and financial aid staff of schools, counselors, etc.
www.ets.org Educational Testing Service (ETS)
www.fairtest.org FairTest A national research and advocacy organization working to ensure fairness in standardized testing.
www.toefl.org Test of English as a Foreign Language Online (TOEFL)

Special Interest Sites

http://www.nacacnet.org/MemberPortal/Events/CollegeFairs/ Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs
www.petersons.com Peterson's Education From college guides to guidance software to the biggest WWW education resource, Peterson's has been establishing essential information links between students and education for 30 years.
www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/eduhome.htm U.S. News Online and World Report


Electronic Application

The Common Application The Common Application is the recommended form of 195 selective, independent colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs. Many of these institutions use the form exclusively. All give equal consideration to the Common Application and the college's own form.

Print Material

General Guide Books
The College Board:  The College Handbook
Barron’s:  Profiles of American Colleges
Peterson’s:  Guide to Four Year Colleges
Fiske:  The Fiske Guide to the Colleges
Insider’s Guide to the Colleges
The Princeton Review:  The best 311 Colleges
Recommended Reading for Parents
Mayher:  The College Admissions Mystique
McGowan and McGinty:  50 College Admissions Directors Speak to Parents
The College Board:  The College Guide for Parents
Hayden:  Handbook for College Admissions – A Family Guide
Loren Pope:  Colleges that Change Lives
Lauren Pope:  Looking Beyond the Ivy League
Coburn & Treeger:  Letting Go, A Parents’ Guide to the College Years
Johnson & Schelhas-Miller:  Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money
Special Interest
Isaac Black:  African American Student’s College Guide
Mitchell:  The Multicultural Student’s Guide to Colleges
Student Athletes’ Guide to Colleges and Universities
Peterson’s Guides:  Summer Opportunities for Kids and Teenagers
St. Martin’s Press:  The Teenager’s Guide to Study, Travel and Adventure Abroad
The College Board:  Index of Major
Ruggs:  Recommendations on the Colleges

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