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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit College and University Websites Directly
"Virtual visits" to college and universities can be an interesting and informative experience.
Financial Aid Information
|| 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.
|| 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
|| This is Yahoo's page on financial aid. Remember
that Yahoo's materials are reviewed by humans, not just
collected by computers.
|| This is the U.S. Government's information
page on financial aid.
|| Educaid offers higher education loans
(FFELP) and assists in the community with free financial
aid materials and/or presentations for high school students
|| The College Board: College and Career Planning
|| 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
This is the site at which you can register for the College Scholarship
Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS Profile).
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.
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
FairTest A national research and advocacy organization
working to ensure fairness in standardized testing.
Test of English as a Foreign Language Online (TOEFL)
Special Interest Sites
| 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.
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
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