College Planning

Link NameDescription
Big FutureThis website offers parents a brief introduction to the college planning program BigFuture.
Creating a College PlanThis pdf provides an overview of the five simple steps of creating a college plan.
Step-by-Step Planning GuideThis pdf offers parents a brief introduction to the college planning program BigFuture.
5 Ways ED Pays FlyerLink to a student flyer that outlines the five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life.
5 Ways Ed Pays BrochureLink to a brochure that provides a comprehensive overview of the five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life.
Example of Academic PortfolioThis pdf provides an example of an academic portfolio. Students should also check the SHS Program of Studies and speak with their guidance counselor to assure a college ready portfolio.
ACTThis link provides college planning and financial aid information for students and parents.

College Planning Calendars

Career Exploration

Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) free on-line to all Massachusetts residents. MassCIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices.

Financial Aid Quick Links

FAFSA

This is the student and parent link for submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) required by colleges and universities.

MEFA

This financial aid link for the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority helps students and parents plan for college financing, identify resources, and apply for loans

Fastweb

This is a search site that matches students and scholarships.

College Testing