Maryland College Graduates

Resources

The following are websites that are helpful, and sometimes crucial, for students on the college-bound track.

CollegeBoard

www.collegeboard.com – The College Board administers the SAT examination, which most colleges require for admission. It also offers some helpful information and tools for college-bound students.

Federal Student Aid

www.fafsa.ed.gov – The college financial aid process begins with a form called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All federal financial aid programs and all colleges require it to determine what grants and loans they can offer a college-bound student.

Quest Bridge

http://questbridge.org – QuestBridge is a non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges.

Maryland Higher Education Commission

www.mhec.state.md.us – This website of the Maryland Higher Education Commission provides information about state financial aid and offers other college-bound resources.

Maryland State Archives

www.mdelect.net – This website of the Maryland State Archives allows families to identify their state senator and delegates, who all have scholarship funds for which students can apply.

First Generation Student Loan

www.FirstGenerationStudent.com – This website by educators, writers and higher education experts provides information and resources for people trying to be the first in their families to go to college.

Maryland Leadership Workshops

www.mlw.org – Maryland Leadership Workshops offers a weeklong summer camp that many First Generation College Bound Homework Club students have attended.

Services 24/7

www.services247.umd.edu – Services 24/7 is an online directory for residents of Prince George's County looking for organizations that provide human services – from after school programs, to housing and foreclosure assistance, to veteran services, etc.