Suggested College Resources

  • College Navigator provides searchable college facts and figures
  • FairTest identifies colleges that are fully or partially test optional – do not require the ACT or SAT
  • Niche summarizes student and parent inputs to review colleges with letter grades
  • Unigo has college searches, statistics and reviews
  • Colleges of Distinction gives a different perspective of prominent colleges and hidden gems
  • Colleges that Change Lives describes a group of student centric colleges
Application and Testing Links
Enrichment Resources
  • TeenLife lists enrichment, summer and gap programs, community service and more
  • DoSomething.Org – Volunteer opportunities and ideas to start your own nonprofit or fundraiser
Financial Aid
  • Learn about the federal financial aid process and file FAFSA at the Federal Student Aid website
  • FAFSA4Caster allows you to calculate your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)
  • CSS/Profile is required by a subset of selective colleges
  • College Data provides detailed financial and general admissions information
  • NextGenVest provides one-on-one money mentorships for scholarships and financial aid
College Guide Books
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward Fiske
  • The Best 380 Colleges by The Princeton Review
  • Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope
  • The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges by Yale Daily News Staff
  • Colleges that Create Futures by Robert Franek
Books for Mom and Dad
  • Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni
  • Make Your Kid a Money Genius by Beth Kobliner