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Education Resources

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Mortar BoardColleges & Universities

Affordable Colleges Online – Find the most affordable online colleges in Connecticut. Online colleges offer many affordable degree programs in Connecticut.

America’s Best Graduate Schools – U.S. News has collected data from more than 12,000 graduate programs to bring you top rankings.

The Best Colleges – Mission is to help students get the best education possible. Schools are ranked in by major to make a smart college choice. Browse the ratings and choose the colleges or universities that meet your needs.

Apply to College with Common App

CT Community Colleges – Log into My CommNet to search for classess and register

Connecticut College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees – Links to and information about colleges, universities, career colleges, technical colleges, schools, and online degree programs in Connecticut. Free online scholarship searches.

The Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges – A list of all the private colleges and universities in Connecticut, along with helpful hints to guide you through the process of choosing, then applying to a college, and links to sites that help with financial aid once you’ve finally been accepted.

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities – We make it easy to research and connect with nearly every university, community college and trade school in Connecticut.

High School Ace – The trusted web portal to the best free educational resources for high school students.

Grad School – Graduate School Directory

Open Culture – Your guide to FREE educational media. Find thousands of free online courses, audio books, textbooks, eBooks, language lessons, movies and more.

Teach for America – Looking to gain meaningful work experience, and making a difference at the same time? Teach for America recruits recent college grads, trains them to teach over five weeks in the summer, and immediately puts these new recruits to work in schools in low-income areas. Recruits make a two year commitment, and receive the same starting salary and benefits as any other entry-level teacher.

College Scholarships

College Board’s Scholarship Search – Locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background.

College Net – Guide to colleges, universities, and graduate programs. Provides information on college admissions, links to academic resources, and online applications.

College Planning Website – Free access to database of scholarships.

FastAid – Scholarships you won’t find anywhere else. The oldest scholarship search on the internet, 30+ years of scholarship research working for you! The world’s largest and oldest private-sector scholarships, graduate scholarships, worldwide scholarships, fellowships, grants and free undergraduate college scholarship database. Scholarships constantly updated.

FastWeb – The largest and most complete source of scholarships available. – FinAid, The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid, is the most comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information, advice and tools about student financial aid, college scholarships and education loans.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, supports postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families who are paying for college, as well as education on the process of obtaining aid and other college funding.

General Financial Aid Information

Go College – Comprehensive resource covering college admissions, financial aid, educational options, and surviving college.

MBA Scholarships and Grants

OSAD Scholarship Search – Online study abroad directory.

Princeton Review – Various test prep options available, pick one based on your own learning style: online, classroom, private tutoring.

The Scholarship Page – A reference point for parents, students, and guidance counselors that allows them to browse and search for college scholarships. – Helps students find money for college.

Distance Learning – Online Classes

About Distance Learning

Best Online Colleges –  For students looking to explore the ever-expanding world of degrees from online colleges, dedicated pages are featured for some of the best accredited online colleges and universities in the country.

edX – Free online courses from top universities

Harvard Online Learning

College Degree Portal

Social Sciences Guides

Education for Persons with Disabilities

AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability) – An international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities.

HEATH Resource Center – Online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.

Language Learning

Duolingo  –  Free, fun, and effective way to learn a language! -Learn languages for free!  They offer the tools and resources to make learning a language easy and fun.


4Tests – Practice test site for high school, college, professional, and standardized exams and tests.

CMT Data Interaction (Public) – Provides quick and easy access to student performance results on the Connecticut Mastery Test, 4th Generation (CMT4).

GMAT Exam – Get information and register for the GMAT Exam.

GRE  – GRE Revised General Test.

The Princeton Review – Various test prep options available, pick one based on your own learning style: online, classroom, private tutoring.

Steck-Vaughn GED Practice – Familiarize yourself with the types of items you will see on the actual GED test.

Test Prep Review – Unofficial ACCUPLACER test information and ACCUPLACER exam questions.

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