Useful Links

Confused by all the acronyms? Here's a list of phone numbers and links to help you figure it all out.

A scholarship database
The College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors and others get information about a college including their cost, financial aid programs and cohort default rates.

The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard has the most reliable data on college costs, expected amount of debt upon graduation, loan repayment rates, graduation rate and post-college earnings.
A resource for Connecticut students and parents to find plan, save, and pay for college
  • FastWeb
    The largest free scholarship search service containing over 275,000 sources of funding.
Information sheet and video tutorial explains the changes starting with the 2017-18 FAFSA
  •  The FAFSA Overview
    A video tutorial outlining the FAFSA.
    Created by the University of California, Santa Barbara. Used with their permission.
  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool Tutorial
    A video tutorial outlining the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval process.
    Created by the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Used with their permission.

Educational resource  and scholarship database.
  • Selective Service
    Individual demographic information can be entered online and submitted directly to the Selective Service.

  • Social Security
    Provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply for, replace, correct, or make changes to a social security card.

  • Special Program for Illinois Residents Applying to Trinity College
    A unique opportunity for Illinois high school students to attend one of the oldest and most distinguished colleges in America.

  • The Financial Aid Information Page
    A free service providing a wealth of financial aid information for students and families.

  • U.S. Department of Education
    The U.S. Department of Education's Web site is a great resource for federal financial aid information and application processing including: general application advice, Title IV school code search, direct loans, FAFSA and FAFSA Express, the Hope Scholarship, and lifetime learning credits.