Websites for Parents

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 A direct link to reported crimes at over 6000 colleges and universities.

Saving for College - 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 - 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 provides a directory of internships, fellowships, and scholarships for Latino youth.

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: has a free career assessment and links to research on specific careers A US Department of Labor job search site.