This website provides tools and resources to help students plan for college or career.
Ensuring College Readiness and Academic System Alignment for All Students: A Tactical Guidebook
The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), supported by Lumina Foundation, developed this tactical guidebook to explain how communities work towards greater academic alignment and increase college readiness for underserved students. This guidebook is divided into the following seven chapters.
• Chapter 1: Develop Students’ Aspiration for College
• Chapter 2: Offer High-Quality College-Readiness Curriculum
• Chapter 3: Deliver Learning Outside the Classroom
• Chapter 4: Increase Financial Awareness and Readiness for College
• Chapter 5: Guide Students Through the College Admissions Process
• Chapter 6: Create On-Ramps to Get Back on the College Track
• Chapter 7: Ease the Transition to College
Federal Student Aid for Adult Students
The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office developed this fact sheet on the types of federal student aid available for adult students.
Federal Student Aid Resources for the 2017-18 FAFSA
The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office provides this list of Federal Student Aid resources. The resources inlcude videos, infographics, publications, fact sheets, worksheets, and presentations produced in both English and Spanish.
Formal Email Template
This template provides an example of how to write a formal email letter.
Greater Washington D.C. Emergency Services Directory
The Greater Washington D.C. Emergency Services Directory is an online database of service providers for residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Services include clothing, shelters, medical treatment, education, financial assistance, food, housing, and others.
Research from the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center identified the importance of grit for measuring perseverance and student outcomes. Students can take this 10-question assessment to learn where they fall along the Grit Scale.
Guide to Financial Aid for Psychology Students
This guide presents an overview of scholarships, grants, and other types of financial aid resources available for psychology students.
DC Health Link
The DC Health Link tool connects individuals, families, employees, and small business in DC with health insurance.
Help wanted: Projections of job and education requirements through 2018, 2010
This report presents national forecasts of jobs and education in the US in five sections: 1) an inventory of the 2008 recession, 2) projections of educational demand by 2018, 3) projections of educational demand by occupation, 4) projections of educational demand by industry, and 5) the relationships between education, wages, and occupational choice.