College, Career, & Financial Aid Info

The information below is pulled from a variety of websites. The goal of this page is to provide our families with resources to make the best post-secondary education decision for your son and your family. If you have any additional questions about any of the information you find on this page, please reach out to the Guidance Office and your son's guidance counselor. They would be happy to help you and your son succeed. Remember to surf the web and learn as much as you can about Colleges, Financial Aid, and Career opportunities
ACT is one of the most widely accepted college entrance exams and an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides more than a hundred assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development.
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities is a guide for finding the Jesuit undergraduate college or university that is right for you.
Brain Track is for those interested in attending college outside the United States. Check this site for contact information for more than 6900 universities around the world.
Campus Tours are if you want a feel for a campus before you visit – or a reminder of the campus you saw in a rush – try this site to find virtual tours of virtually any campus.
College Board helps plan for college, find a college, and find out how to pay for college. This site is the home to the SAT test. You can get the dates for the SAT test and the deadlines as well as register online. There are also practice questions to help you prepare.
College is Possible can help you check out the myths and realities section of this site.
CollegeNET is a site that provides over 1,500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program you save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form.
Culinary is a listing of top cooking and restaurant management schools in the United States and around the world. Education Planner is your one-stop career and college planning site. We have the information you need to research careers, choose a postsecondary school, apply online, and find ways to finance your education.
Essay Edge can help with essays required on applications. This site gives you some basic tips and the ability to hire an editor to critique your essay.
FastWEB – Search for scholarships or get email reminders when scholarship deadlines are approaching.
LatinoCollegeExpo – Check out their scholarship and find out about the spring expo.
National Association for College Admission Counseling - Search for college fairs in your area. Also has a college search and other resources for students.
Next Step Magazine – Enter sweepstakes, check out the College Match Wizard, and learn about more than 100 different careers.
Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators – The guide to Pennsylvania’s Postsecondary Career Schools.
Peterson's Education Center – This portal will lead you to SAT prep programs, financial aid, and admissions essay help.
Princeton review – Explore schools and careers. Get help with financial aid and improve your test scores.
Scholar Stuff - Links to information about colleges, scholarships, test prep, and more.
SuperCollege – How important are the SAT II’s? How do I choose a major? Find the answers to these questions and more.
U.S. News Online – College rankings, career, and financial aid info. You need to purchase the complete ranking information.
Weekly Scholarship Alert – receive 1 – 5 scholarship notices each week so you don’t get overwhelmed. There is no charge for this gentle reminder to find college money.
Best Books on Financial Aid – Need help with admission, financial aid, or college survival? We have books, software, and videos that can help. Check out our financial aid tips, read the latest college news, request a free college planning calendar, and shop our online college store.
Federal Student Financial Aid – This is the official home page for the Federal Student Aid programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
FinAid – The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid. Free comprehensive resource for financial aid info on the web. Scholarship search, Financial aid calculators, military aid information, and much more.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Apply online for financial aid. The only application you need to fill out is for government aid.
NCAA Clearinghouse – Guide for the college-bound student-athlete. Information on eligibility requirements and registration process for students interested in Division I and II sports.
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency - Information about grants and scholarships for students with financial need as well as online planning tools.
Sallie Mae - This company primarily provides federally guaranteed student loans originated under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), and offers comprehensive information and resources to assist students and parents with the financial aid process.
Adventures in Education – Find news about college experience from national publications, financial aid timelines and answers to frequently asked college-planning questions in both English and Spanish.
All Student Loan Group – Learn the difference between grants, loans, and scholarships. Calculate how much money you will need for college.
Chela Financial – not only can you apply for a loan but you can also get money management tips.
Educational Funding Services, Inc. – Don’t understand the financial aid lingo? This site has a great glossary of financial aid terms.
Nellie Mae – On this site, you can learn how to protect yourself from credit card debt, identity theft, and more.
Student Loan Funding – A variety of resources including an Ask A Counselor feature to get your questions answered.
Wired Scholar – What are colleges looking for in applicants? For what scholarships do you qualify? How do you evaluate acceptance letters? Find the answers to these questions here.
America's Job Bank – Thousands of new jobs are posted daily by employers searching for someone like you. Also information on wages and trends, career exploration, and relocation.
CareerBuilder – Not only can you search for a job but this site also has tips on interviewing and writing a resume.
CareerWEB – Listing of career opportunities as well as career advice and job hunting tips.
Philadelphia Apprentice Coordinators Association - The members of the Pennsylvania Apprentice Coordinators Association have provided this information to help you decide if you have the aptitude and ability to train for a career in the construction industry.
Net Mentors – Want to talk to an adult working in the type of career you want after college? Apply to get an e-mentor (talk via e-mail) at