Great resources for students and parents in the areas of college and career readiness:
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Free Application for Federal Student Aide
http://www.finaid.org/ Guide to Financial Aid
http://fedmoney.org/ Free Web Guide to all U. S. Government Grants and Loans Benefiting Students
http://go.salliemae.com Option student loan
http://trends.collegeboard.org/education_pays - Downloadable reports of earning, health benefits and other findings from the “Education Pays” taskforce
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ - Shares with students what they need to do for each major/job. The Occupational Outlook Handbook tells them the significant points of the job, nature of the work, training, qualifications, advancement, employment, job outlook, projections data, earnings, related occupations, and sources of additional information.
http://www.onetonline.org/ - Shares with students the following for each job: tasks, tools, technology, knowledge, skills, ability, work activities, work context, job zone, education, interests, work styles, work values, related occupations, wages, employment trends, and sources for additional information.
http://studentloanjustice.org/ - A “grass roots” group that blogs about student loans including the horror stories.
http://maldef.org/ - The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America – This is a good website for Hispanic students.
http://hispanicfund.org/ - Hispanic College Fund – This is a good website for Hispanic students.
http://www.tgslc.org/ - Texas Guarantee – A great website for College Resources.
http://www.ed.gov/ - U.S. Department of Education.