There is a lot of information available about college planning however it can be overwhelming. Below are some helpful college planning websites for parents:
Campus Security Statistics, US Department of Education
http://ope.ed.gov/security A direct link to reported crimes at over 6000 colleges and universities.
Saving for College - www.savingforcollege.com offers a comprehensive list of state-sponsored college savings plans, also known as 529 plans, for families of all income levels.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities - www.HBCUConnect.com provides free information and services for HBCU students, parents and faculty and serves as a cohesive link for colleges.
Education Resources from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute -www.chci.org provides a directory of internships, fellowships, and scholarships for Latino youth.
Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams - www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams The Federal Trade Commission shows students how to identify fraudulent programs.
Information for students with learning disabilities - www.ldonline.comprovides an overview of what to look for in a college, how to prepare your child and identifies colleges with good programs.
Career development sites: Here are two useful resources:
www.nycareerzpne.org has a free career assessment and links to research on specific careers
www.careeronestop.org A US Department of Labor job search site.