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Dear Haven,

I hope you had an enjoyable summer and that the start of your school year is going smoothly.
 
We’re excited to introduce the new CollegeCovered.com - a premier resource to help plan for college. This helpful FREE resource features compelling multimedia editorial, insider tips and interactive tools on the college planning process.


Get ready! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) will be available on October 1 for the 2018-19 academic year. Completing the FAFSA is the first step in determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid. Our FAFSA assistant can help your students and parents get ready and help ensure they have the right documents on hand when completing the FAFSA.
 
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Resource: College Scholarships Guide
 
Hi there,

My name is Alex Coleman and I am a member of the education team at LendEDU.

In an effort to help students afford college, our team at LendEDU has updated our guide to scholarships to help students find relevant opportunities to cut some of the costs of college.

Our resource teaches students and families the importance of searching for scholarships when figuring out how to pay for college: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships

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- What are Scholarships?
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- Applying for Scholarships: A Step-by-Step Process
- Essay Tips
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This resource would be an awesome guide for your readers and would be a great addition to your resources page on your website.

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Hi Financial Aid Friend,
 
My name is Allie. I work on the newly created financial literacy team at the Student Loan Report, the leading news source for financial aid and student loan industry news.
 
In 2017, we started an initiative to create engaging financial literacy guides, tools, and videos for incoming college students. We recently created this guide called Private Student Loans Guide - Eligibility, Costs, Repayment, & Warnings.
 
The guide was created to educate families on the risks and costs of using private educational loans. If you be willing to post a link to our guide on your website for students and families that would be incredible.
 
Thank you for your consideration.
 
Best,
Allie
 
 
Another scholarship and college checklist website to visit:
 
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Visit www.mymajors.com!!
 
There is a podcast on college admissions called “Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion” that discusses college admissions at schools of all sizes and levels. If you, your students, of their parents are looking for an information sources, I highly recommend listening to it. They are on a break right now, but older episodes are still very relevant. Past episodes can be found here: http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/getting_in/2015/09/getting_in_a_podcast_about_applying_to_college.html.
 
 

The college financial aid process is starting early. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) can now be submitted as early as October 1.  

 

Discover Student Loans is hosting a FREE 60 minute webinar to help your students and families make sense of the new changes to the FAFSA and the financial aid process. 

 

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  • How to maximize grants and scholarships
  • How to read your Award Letter

 

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College Information

 

Texas Common Application 
Common Application for Texas colleges 
https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX

  

You've Got a Big Future to Plan!

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started

 

 

You Can Go!

You can go to college!

http://youcango.collegeboard.org/


College & Career Readiness

Visit this website for connecting college and career readiness opportunities.

http://www.txccrsc.org/


College Board 
College search and SAT testing 
http://www.collegeboard.com/

 

Campus Tours 
Virtual campus tours 
http://www.campustours.com/

 

Online College Options 
In-state:  

Out of state:

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/#colleges-by-location

 

 

Collegeview Search 
College finder and recruiting service 
http://www.collegeview.com/index.jsp

 

College Fair Registration

Register for colleges by filling out this information and printing the bar code to bring with you to college night.

www.gotocollegefairs.com


Princeton Review 
The Princeton Review of colleges 
http://www.princetonreview.com/

 

 

College Net 
College Net - it pays to think 
http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app

 

Iona College

http://www.iona.edu/Home.aspx

 

 

Centenary College of Louisiana

http://www.centenary.edu/admission

 

 

Peterson's 

Peterson's Guide to Colleges and Universities 
http://www.petersons.com/

 

Careers and Colleges 
Your guide to a successful future 
http://www.careersandcolleges.com/

 

College Matching

Characteristics you should consider when selecting a college.

http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/csearch/find-right-college/21174.html


College Board Texas Success Initiative Sample Questions

Sample questions for the TSI test.

http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/13b_7784_TX_SampleQuestions_3P_130624.pdf

 

TSI Study Tools

Need help passing the TSI so that you can take your college courses?  Here's some help!

https://www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test/

 

TSI Study App

An app to study for the TSI!

https://store.collegeboard.org/sto/productdetail.do?CSRF=EVTP-FK85-N7Q2-FTD8-CNH5-6FKE-4ZVM-ELAG&Itemkey=130095469


College Accreditation Information

Accredited online colleges vs. non-accredited online colleges

https://www.ed.gov/accreditation

 

Online College Options

Easy search capabilities to find online college options for various degree programs.  Scholarship searches are available also.

http://oedb.org/texas/


Scholarships and Financial Aid

Fast Web 
Scholarships, Financial Aid and Colleges 
http://www.fastweb.com/ 

 

FAFSA on the web 
Free application for federal student aid 
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/


College for Texans 
Preparing, applying and paying for college 
http://www.collegefortexans.com/


Cappex College and Scholarship Search 
Matches students to scholarships. 
http://www.cappex.com/scholarships

 

Scholarship Tips

Questions to ask

http://www.getreadyforcollege.org/gPg.cfm?pageID=1549


Debt.org Scholarships and Grants 
http://www.debt.org/students/scholarships-and-grants/

 

Debt.org Financial Aid Process 
http://www.debt.org/students/financial-aid-process/

 

Debt.org College Budgeting 101 
http://www.debt.org/students/college-budgeting-101/

 

UT Texas Exes Scholarship Opportunities

Check out this website for some big scholarship opportunities!

http://scholarships.texasexes.org/


Testing

 

Free SAT/ACT prep!

https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/free-resources/sat

https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/free-resources/act

 

 

Free SAT/ACT Prep

https://www.prepfactory.com/

https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-06-02-khan-academy-and-the-college-board-partner-to-offer-free-sat-prep

 

SAT

SAT Reasoning Test

www.sat.org/register

 

ACT Test 
Register for the ACT test and more. 
http://www.actstudent.org/start

 

Reviews.com ACT/SAT Prep

Need help finding on-site or on-line test prep tutoring?  Click on this link for help in finding test prep opportunities and detailed reviews of the services provided by each test prep company.

http://www.reviews.com/act-sat-test-prep-courses/

 

TEA TAKS released tests 
TEA's TAKS resource website. Release tests are available for each grade level. You may print one out along with the answer key or take an online test and have it scored. 
https://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/STAAR_Released_Test_Questions/

 

TAKS interactive study guide 
TEA's interactive study guide for each grade level/subject for TAKS testing. 
www.texasassessment.com/studyguides


Career

Texas Career Readiness

Visit this website for college and career readiness preparation ideas.

http://www.txccrsc.org/

 

Texas Cost of Living and Affordability Atlas

This tool helps students make better decisions about where in Texas they can afford to live and work in the future according to their own parameters such as living situations, occupations/careers, household preferences and food budgets.

http://www.fixr.com/tx/

 

Careers.org 
Job search, career directory, education, home business 
http://www.careers.org/

 

Career One Stop

This guide connects young people to career exploration resources available on the CareerOneStop (COS).  The guide encourages students to think and make decisions about their futures. It also encourages students to engage with career counselors, workforce professionals, teachers, and parents or guardians.

http://www.careeronestop.org/TridionMultimedia/WMNM%20FINAL%20JAN%2007%202013_tcm24-13704.pdf

 

My Next Move

What’s My Next Move? This tool leads students through a seven-step process that begins with a self-assessment of their career interests, helps them identify the education and skills they will need to qualify for a job in specific occupations, and ends with a comprehensive career plan. The plan can then be shared with high school guidance counselors, parents, teachers, and workforce professionals in the American Job Centers Network.


Texas Virtual School Network

 

ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF EARNING CREDIT:

The State Board of Education has proposed different methods by which a student may earn credit. The following is a link to view Alvarado ISD’s school policy on the Texas Virtual School Network ... http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/735?filename=EHDE