The following categories (College Exploration, Financial Information, Career Navigation, and General Higher Education Information) are all important when considering a four-year institution. 

College Exploration

  • College Board Big Future
    This website allows you to search for schools based on factors such as location, major, financial aid, admissions selectivity, and religious affiliation.
  • Collegedata
    This website allows you to research schools using a variety of criteria; major, location, and financial aid. This site calculates an estimate of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  • College Navigator
    This website allows you to search for schools using criteria such as major, location, cost, size, and religious affiliation.
  • Kiplinger’s
  • This website allows you to research schools based on major, location, financial aid, and admissions selectivity. This site ranks colleges in a variety of categories.  
  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities
    This website provides a list and information about some of the top HBCU’s.
  • Women’s Colleges
    The Women’s College Coalition is a resource for those looking to research and apply to a Women’s college.

Financial Information

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    The FAFSA is the primary application for financial aid used throughout the country.
  • College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile)
    The CSS/Profile is a financial aid application used by many, especially private, colleges and universities nationwide.
  • uAspire 
  • uAspire is a nonprofit organization ensuring that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to and through college. 
  • American Student Assistance (ASA)
    ASA provides free college and career guidance as well as assistance with the FAFSA and the CSS/Profile. ASA has an office in Brockton.
  • MyinTuition
    This link is a financial aid calculator for a specific group of colleges.

Career Navigator

General Higher Education Information and Think tanks

  • New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)
  • This website provides information on the NEBHE tuition break program for New England students.
  • New England Transfer Association (NETA)
  • Non-Profit organization dedicated to improving the transfer process for students and to providing professional development opportunities for its members.
  • Community College Resource Center (CCRC)
    CCRC studies the history and mission of community colleges, their commitment to access and equity, and the opportunities and challenges they face, including growing competition from for-profit colleges.