Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Latest for the College Bound

Money and You
We regularly update our collection of books about choosing a college and funding a college education. Though a few others are on their way, latest arrivals on scholarships include:

Best Scholarships for the Best Students
Kaplan Scholarships 2011
Ultimate Scholarship Book 2011
2011 Scholarship Handbook

Surf's Up
For information on grants, student aid, scholarships or planning ahead for the college-bound kiddo(s) in your home, try:
CT State Department of Higher Education

CT Higher Education Trust

Surfers Beware
There are many scholarship sites on the web; some front for third party companies who'd love to get to know you. If the web site doesn't give you a clear picture of who is providing the information, walk your mouse away. For help on this topic, consider using your local library card to log in to Consumer Reports for information about college costs, savings plans, money management advisories, and scams in general.

Local Scholarships
A number of local civic, cultural, and sports groups award scholarships to EHHS students. Amounts range from modest to hefty. Check with experts in the EHHS Guidance Office.