COLLEGE & FINANCIAL PLANNING RESOURCES
Please find our Junior Parent Presentation, Fall Junior Student Handout, Student Senior Checklist, and Financial Aid Presentation attached as files at the bottom of this page.*
Naviance Family Connection is the platform Collingswood High School and many other schools use to help students build resumes, explore careers, search and match with colleges, and request letters of recommendation. It will also have local scholarships posted each Spring.
THE COLLEGE BOARD
THE COMMON APPLICATION
One application accepted by almost 700 colleges. The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admissions application - online and in print form - that students may submit to any of the almost 700 colleges that accept it.
Click here for the Common Application
BIG FUTURE COLLEGE SEARCH
Search and get matched with colleges, explore career interests, and plan financially with this easy-to-use tool!
Click here for Big Future from the College Board.
Take a campus tour via a video that shows the campus and explains more about the programs and opportunities available to students.
Click here for Campus Tours.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is recommended to every student as it rewards federal merit-based and need-based grants as well as loans and scholarships. Parents and guardians can use their prior-prior tax returns and begin applying October 1st of their student's senior year.
Prior-prior example: If your student is a senior the academic year of 2016-17 and applying for college for the academic year of 2017-18, you would be able to use your 2015 tax return. This alleviates the rush to get the current year's taxes finished in time to fill out the FAFSA. The high school sponsors an annual Financial Aid Night where you can get your questions about financial aid answered.
Click here to access the FAFSA.
The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority is the State of New Jersey's financial aid resource for state level grants and scholarships. Students will need to fill out an application for this after the FAFSA has been filed. The website also contains helpful financial aid information and guidance.
Click here to access the HESAA website.
Fastweb can help you find your dream school and then help you pay for it. Free Scholarship and College Search Services provided.
Click here to access fastweb.
Known as "The Common App for Scholarships," Going Merry is a scholarship match tool that requires you to fill out only one application that you can use to apply for several scholarships.
To access Going Merry, click here.
Earn a micro-scholarship as early as 9th grade and discover your path to the best college for you.