Preparing for College
Planning Ahead for College
Road Map to College This user friendly site offers a step by step guide for choosing, applying, and paying for college. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
Planning Guides for College - Overall guides and tips to help in planning for college.
Choosing the Right College
College Match Maker from the College Board - Search for a college that matches your needs based upon majors, costs, location, sports, and more.
Finding Your College - Search for colleges by state or type of school. Offers guides for the search process.
Bay Area Career Guide - Find a Bay Area Community College that offers your career training of choice. Search by keyword.
California Colleges - Learn about admission to California's community colleges, state unviersities, UCs, and independent colleges.
Independent Colleges of California - Search by Academic Programs
College Week Live - Virtual, On-line College Fair
Overseas Study Programs Boren Awards for International Study - Get scholarships to study in other countries.
Paying for College
Financial Aid Glossary - Not sure what all those words mean? Look them up here.
Financial Aid Programs - Learn about the various financial aid programs available including grants, loans, work study programs, and more.
California Student Aid (CalGrant) - California Student Aid Commission
Need help trying to understand your financial aid award letter? Check here for a complete explanation of costs, fees and awards.
Getting financial aid letters? Go to the online calculator to see how much you’re really getting – and how much you will need to pay back.
Student Jobs and Career Planning
California Career Zone - Assess yourself, Explore Industry Sectors, Get Reality Check
Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, prospects, salaries, and required education
BLS Career Exploring Career Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Career Voyages from the U.S. Department of Labor
Groove Jobs - part time jobs for students
Information regarding Work Permits for minors - From California Department of Inductrial Relations