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Updated: 01/27/2014





    Rhode Island Specific

College Planning Center of Rhode Island - Free Help Available for the Entire Process

Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority - Financial Aid for Rhode Islanders

    Most Popular Links

The Princeton Review - all sorts of college information

College Board - The SAT test plus all sorts of testing and college preparation information

ACT - the ACT test and other resources

Federal Student Aid Site - Federal Student Aid Site for students, parents and counselors

FinAid - Student aid resource site - student gateway to the US Government

US Dept. of Education - search for student aid resources by state

Scholarship Scams - avoid scholarship scams - don't pay!

    Personality and Career Assessment

Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide - link your favorite subject in school to a possible career

Holland Code Personality Assessment - What Kind of Person Are You?

The Princeton Review Career Test

The Vocational Information Center

    Reading Lists for Students

Young Adult Library Services - outstanding books for the college bound

College Board - 101 great books for the college bound readers

    Search for Colleges

National Center for Education - links and searches to colleges and universities

Online Education and College Degrees - online education and degree program information

Peterson's - find colleges by degree programs of interest

    Online Education Links

AIU Online - career-relevant degrees

Capella University - degree programs listed by professional focus

Kaplan University - includes financial aid info

University of Phoenix - includes links to all campus locations

Westwood College - technical program available

    College Rankings

Top 100 National Universities - US News & World Report

College and University Rankings - a list of different ranking sites




    Two Year College Resources

Community College Review - profiles of community and junior colleges

Axia College - online education offering associate degrees

League for Innovation in Community Colleges - international consortium of community colleges

American Assoc. of Community Colleges

    Military Careers

Military (General Information)



Coast Guard


Air Force

    Virtual Tours

Virtual Campus Tours

Virtual Campus Tours +

Online Campus Ebooks - collection of online view books

Non-promotional videos of college videos

    What are my Chances at This School?

    Testing Calendars

The SAT Calendar

The ACT Calendar

    Health and Safety for Students

Centers for Disease Control - learn what you can do to enjoy college the safe and healthy way!

Gyms and Fitness Clubs - gym and health club directory, stay fit and healthy

Healthy Minds - great mental health resource

Affordable Health Insurance - student health insurance quotes and plans


    About the Different Tests

ACT test - used for college admissions, an alternative to the SAT

Advanced Placement (AP) tests - information about AP testing - Sat Subject Test Requirements at different schools

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - about the CLEP program

ISEE - Independent School Entrance Exam - often used for entrance into private high schools

PLAN test - generally administered fall of Sophomore year

PSAT - Preliminary SAT


    Test Prep Resources - by Stanford Testing Systems - online registration and prep for ACT - Eureka One on One Review, LLC - fun ways to improve your vocabulary


    Scholarship Search - finding scholarships - Financial Aid and Scholarship Search - College, Career, Scholarship Search - scholarship search - SallieMae site for financial aid - tools for planning to pay for college


    Financial Aid Calculators - financial aid calculator - calculator on the ACT website




    Financial Aid Links - Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired) - Student aid resource site - student gateway to the US Government - online FAFSA application


    For Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students - minority aid site - historically black colleges - White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans - spanish version of same site as above - english and spanish information on planning - free publications - Hispanic resource for college aid - United Negro College Fund - universal black pages - American Indian fund - American Institute for Managing Diversity - American Indian Higher Education Consortium - Minority Scholarships and Fellowships Department of Education/Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs - the Black Collegian - Black Excel: The College Help Network - Jewish resource for colleges - Gates Millennium Scholars Fund - Hispanic scholarships - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities - Journal of Blacks in Higher Education - Quality Education for Minorities - Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education






    Students With Disabilities - Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) - Attention Deficit Disorder Association - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders - Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) - Learning Disability Resources - National Center for Learning Disabilities - Federation for Children with Special Needs - Learning Disabilities Online  Copyright 2012 Stephen J. Rocco. All rights reserved.