We offer these recommendations of a variety of college and career counseling resources to enable school counselors to help all students “reach higher,” starting at the elementary school level.
College Scorecard – Developed by the U.S. Department of Education and Transparency Center, this tool is geared toward helping students find a college that is a good fit for them.
Net Price Calculator Center – Helps students calculate the net price of any college program.
College Navigator – This site is designed to help students, parents, counselors and others find information on more than 7,000 colleges and universities.
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet – Students can use this tool to compare financial aid offers from different schools.
StudentAid.gov – This website is filled with resources for students, parents and educators about financial aid, FAFSA information and FAFSA completion tips.
State Academic Performance and Improvement Tool – Looking for state-level data to drive your annual program plan? Look no further than this Educational Trust webpage.
Eight Components of College- and Career-Readiness Counseling – Learn how to focus your college- and career-readiness preparation and advising in developmentally appropriate ways for K-12 with this National Office for School Counseling Advocacy (NOSCA) guide.
Learn how to establish a college-going culture by fostering preparedness for college and career pathways with these National Office for School Counseling Advocacy (NOSCA) guides: