Category Archives: Tools and Resources for Students and Families

College Essay Guy: Free Essay Guidance and Tips

Perhaps the most simple and straightforward college essay guidance I’ve found to date, and all for free in a clean, user-friendly interface: http://www.collegeessayguy.com/

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Reach and Rise Mentoring Program

Reach and Rise is a free, one to one youth mentoring program established to provide young people the opportunity to connect to caring adults and role models who act as a source of support and guidance for young people. If … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Parents of Future First-Generation College Students

From College Countdown: I often have the chance to speak to parents whose children will soon embark on the path toward college. This can be a scary time no matter where the student comes from and especially if his or … Continue reading

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SUNY Re-launches All-New Admissions Website

SUNY has a bigger, bolder new website!  Your resources can be found in the same place:  http://www.suny.edu/counselor and our website has been reorganized so your students can more easily find what they need.  Students can access their applySUNY portal by … Continue reading

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HESC Introduces College Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool

From NYS Higher Education Services Corporation: With college applications behind them, the students you assisted during New York’s inaugural College Application Week are beginning to receive their college acceptance letters. The next step in the process is for students and … Continue reading

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MEOC College Connections Project

The MEOC College Connections Project provides college access services to New Yorkers age 19+, including college application fee waivers. The College Application Fee Waiver Program pays the college application fees–including to CUNY and to SUNY Empire State College–of adults age … Continue reading

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FAFSA How-to Guide: New website, and now available in Spanish

From the Center for New York City Affairs: FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them) Expanded edition offers latest info on FAFSA and a section on comparing college financial aid packages. Free guides … Continue reading

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