Helpful Articles and Website Links
Students and parents...FYI.....Unemployment rate by education level as reported in 12/2011:
- Less than high school diploma: 13.8%
- High school graduates, no college: 8.7%
- Some college or Associates degree: 7.7%
- Bachelor's degree or above: 4.1%
http://www.portlandworkforcealliance.org/ (Nonprofit organization helping to provide the region with skilled workforce)
www.ecmc.org (Nonprofit company providing services in support of higher education finance)
www.selectingcolleges.com (College planning tips and resources)
www.collegeboard.com (SAT registration and college search tools)
ineedapencil.com (Free SAT prep)
www.fafsa.ed.gov (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
http://oregoncis.uoregon.edu/home/ (Oregon Career Information Service) [Username: 1Franklin and Password: FHS03]
www.nela.net (Info on student loans, financial aid and college planning for students/families in the Pacific NW) NELA (Northwest Education Loan Assocation) has a great resource about paying for college. Access "Paying for College 2012" here.
www.osac.state.or.us (Oregon Student Assistance Commission)
https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx (Common Application website)
http://eligibilitycenter.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.html (NCAA College-Bound Student-Athletes registration page)
www.jobstar.org (Job search guide from your local public library)
www.acinet.org/acinet/ (Career One Stop)
www.qualityinfo.org/ (Oregon Employment Department)
www.mappingyourfuture.org/ (Your free and neutral resource on career, college, financial aid, and money management.)
News Articles of Interest
US News & World Report "Great Schools, Great Prices"
US News & World Report "Crash Course in Preparedness"
US News & World Report "Breaking Hovering Habit"
US News & World Report "A Plus School for B Students"
The Washington Post "A head start on college applications for fall 2011?"
USA Today "Gap year" article