www.CollegePlusRetirement.com

Must Read Books

Tim Higgins' Pay for College Without Sacrificing Your Retirement

William J. Bennett's Is College Worth It

Zac Bissonnette's Debt-Free U

Lynn O'Shaughnessy's The College Solution

Marc Scheer's No Sucker Left Behind



Must Read Articles
http://www.thecollegesolution.com/new-york-time-columnist-weighs-in-on-ivy-league-mania/

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/02/14/110214fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=all

http://www.nber.org/digest/dec99/w7322.html

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/1999/10/31/the-worthless-ivy-league.html

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/jun2010/bs20100618_385280.htm

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2005/11/the-best-class-money-can-buy/4307/

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/05/opinion/05chace.html?pagewanted=print

http://www.forbes.com/2009/03/26/college-admission-officer-opinions-contributors-decision.html

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1226150,00.html

http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/04/education/print

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/files/2011/05/higher-ed-report.pdf

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/06/16/us-government-projected-to-make-record-50b-in-student-loan
-profit/2427443/

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/who-cares-where-you-went-for-college-2014-03-13



Financial Aid Forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.ed.gov)

*Do NOT go to www.fafsa.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Obtain your FSA ID (
fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm)

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® (
profileonline.collegeboard.com)

FAFSA Day for Massachusetts (
http://www.fafsaday.org/index.php)



College and Career ROI (Return On Investment)

PayScale (http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges)

CollegeMeasures.org (http://
www.collegemeasures.org)

College Scorecard (collegescorecard.ed.gov)



Expected Family Contribution Calculators

CollegeBoard.com, Inc.
(
bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/paying-your-share/expected-family-contribution-calculator)

FinAid.org (
www.finaid.org)



Test Preparation

Donna Cox Personal Tutoring (www.coxtutoringgroup.com)

Applerouth (
www.applerouth.com)

CollegePrepGenius (
www.collegeprepgenius.com)

ePrep (
www.eprep.com)

Let's Get Ready (
www.letsgetready.org)

PrepMe, Inc. (
www.prepme.com)

SAT/ACT Score Converter (
convertyourscore.org)






Career Planning

Candid Career (www.candidcareer.com)

CareerOneStop (
www.careeronestop.com)

Massachusetts Your Plan for the Future (
www.yourplanforthefuture.org/Admin/Dashboard)

Personality Type (
www.personalitytype.com)

Personality Page (
www.personalitypage.com)

You Science (
www.youscience.com)



College to Career Student Transition Help

CareerBound (getcareerbound.com)

MyEdu (
www.myedu.com)




Merit-Based Scholarships

COLLEGEdata (www.collegedata.com)

MeritAid.com (
www.meritaid.com)

New York Times (
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/07/08/education/edlife/8edlife_chart.html?ref=edlife)

New England State Tuition Break (
www.nebhe.org)



Private Scholarships

COLLEGEdata (www.collegedata.com)

FastWeb, LLC (
www.fastweb.com)

Scholarships.com (
www.scholarships.com)




College Search

CollegeBoard.com, Inc. (www.collegeboard.com)

College Confidential (
www.collegeconfidential.com/college_search)

COLLEGEdata (
www.collegedata.com)

College Navigator (
www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator)

Colleges That Change Lives (
www.ctcl.org)

Massachusetts Your Plan for the Future (
www.yourplanforthefuture.org/Admin/Dashboard)




Community College Links

American Association of Community Colleges (http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Pages/default.aspx)

College Fish (
www.collegefish.org)

The Jack Kent Cook Foundation (
www.jkcf.org/scholarships/undergraduate-transfer-scholarships)

Phi Theta Kappa (
www.ptk.org/become-a-member/scholarships)



Acceptance Chances

Cappex (www.cappex.com)

COLLEGEdata (
www.collegedata.com)



College Graduation Rates

College Results (www.collegeresults.org)



Campus Videos

theU.com (www.theU.com)

Unigo (www.unigo.com)



Online College Fairs

CollegeWeek Live (www.collegeweeklive.com)


Professor Evaluation

Rate My Professors (www.ratemyprofessors.com)



College Applications

Common Application (www.commonapp.org)



Textbooks

Amazon (www.amazon.com)

CheapestTextbooks.com (
www.cheapesttextbooks.com)

Chegg (
www.Chegg.com)



Exam Credits

CollegeBoard.com, Inc. (www.collegeboard.com)

International Baccalaureate Organization (
www.ibo.org)

PrometricTM DSST (
www.getcollegecredit.com)




Home Valuations

Federal Housing Finance Agency (www.fhfa.gov/DataTools/Tools/Pages/HPI-Calculator.aspx)

FinAid.org (
www.finaid.org)

HomePriceGraph.com (
www.homepricegraph.com)

Zillow.com (
www.zillow.com)




Athletic Recruiting Sites

ActiveRecruiting.com (www.ActiveRecruiting.com)

beRecruited.com (
beRecruited.com)

Collegecoaches.net (
www.collegecoaches.net)

NCSA (
www.ncsasports.org)





Retirement Calculator

Bankrate.com (www.bankrate.com)




College Savings

College Savings Bank (www.collegesavings.com)

SavingsBonds.com (
www.savingsbonds.com)

Savingforcollege.com (
www.savingforcollege.com)

TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. (
www.independent529plan.org)




Savings Bonds Calculator (Value)

Treasury (http://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/tools/tools_savingsbondcalc.htm)




College Planning Assistance

American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (www.aicep.org)

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (
www.cfp.net)

Independent Educational Consultants Association (
www.IECAonline.com)

National College Advocacy Group (
www.ncagonline.org)

National Institute of Certified College Planners (
www.niccp.com)



Loans

MEFA (www.mefa.org)

The Project on Student Debt (http://
www.projectonstudentdebt.org/)

StudentLoans.Gov (
https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action)







Test Optional Colleges

Fairtest (fairtest.org/university/optional)



Colleges That Admit Homeschoolers

http://learninfreedom.org/colleges_4_hmsc.html



Free Learning

Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org)

Udacity (
www.udacity.com)

MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Aggregator (
www.class-central.com)



Misc. Investment Favorites

www.unconventional-investing.com

www.7TwelvePortfolio.com

King World News Broadcast, Weekly Financial Interviews
(
www.kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Broadcast/Broadcast.html)
NICCP Web Site