New College Website from the Department of Education just released a new resource www.college.gov designed by students, for students and provides relevant information about how to pay for college, and why and how to go.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
California Deadline - For initial awards - March 2, 2012. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
For additional community college awards - September 2, 2012 - date postmarked. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Federal Deadline - Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2013.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 23, 2013
California Cash for College Workshops (Cal Grants) Every January and February students and families can attend free Cash for College workshops to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Cal Grant GPA Verification form required for Cal Grants. Cash for College workshops start up in January and run up to the March 2 Cal Grant deadline!
How Students with Disabilities Can Prepare for College
Preparing for College: An Online Tutorial (DO-IT University of Washington)
Guidance Activities: College Planning for Students with Disabilities
This resource is from Post-ITT (Postsecondary Innovative Transition Technology).
College Planning Website Resources (Virginia College Quest)
Going to College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities
This website is from Virginia Commonwealth University. It is a new website developed to help high school students learn about living college life with a disability. The site provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help students get a head start in planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer a way to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful. Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.
Think College Website
This website is designed to share what is currently going on, to provide resources and strategies, to let you know about training events, and to give you ways to talk to others. The information is for transition age students as well as adults attending or planning for college. It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals.
Think College INSIGHT Article: Students and Educational Coaches: Developing a Support Plan for College
Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
The HEATH Resource Center at George Washington University has published this new publication that answers many questions about college experiences for students with intellectual disabilities
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities, as well as the responsibilities postsecondary schools have to you. This information is provided in this pamphlet by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the US Department of Education.
Preparación para la educación postsecundaria para los estudiantes con discapacidades: Conozca sus derechos y responsabilidades
Welcome to CaliforniaColleges.edu. This is California's FREE official source for college and career planning. Sections include: Explore Colleges and Careers, Plan and Pay for College, and College Admissions
NextStepU Step-by-Step College Planning Guide
NextSTepU put everything you need to know about planning for life after high school, including information on doing career search, financial aid and scholarship research, attending a college fair, going on a campus tour, and more.
CTI Career and College Search Center
This site includes: career stories and videos, overview of careers with descriptions, salaries, forecasts, etc., and there are interactive college search tools.
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
Scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities. Be sure to browse the rest of the site also, since some of the more general listings and scholarship databases may contain information relevant to students with disabilities.
Peterson's One-Stop Career and College Planning Site
How College DIFFERS from High School Check out his resource from Virginia College Quest to understand the major differences between high school and college. You need to consider your ability to adapt to each change, and determine the type and level of support you may need to be successful in this new environment.
The Differences: High School vs. College