Interactive Sites for Students

  • Way 2 Go RI

    Features interactive resources for students elementary through high school age that emphasize career exploration. www.way2goRI.org

  • YouVisit

    Lets you visit colleges across the country at the click of a button! Check out the 360-degree narrated tours by You Visit. www.YouVisit.com/education

  • Claim Your Future

    The Finance Authority of Maine’s career exploration game geared towards middle school students. www.ClaimYourFuture.com

Saving and Paying for College

  • The Finance Authority of Maine

    A comprehensive resource for all things related to money management, planning, and saving for college. www.FAMEMaine.com/education

  • 360 Financial Literacy

    Offers practical information about 529 plans, saving and paying for college, money management, and how to talk to your kids about money. www.360FinancialLiteracy.org

  • Savingforcollege.com

    Offers basic, comparative information about 529 plans across the country.
    www.Savingforcollege.com

  • StudentAid.gov

    Details saving and loan options, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and tips for repaying loans. Studentaid.gov is the Federal Government’s resource for paying for college. www.StudentAid.gov

  • College Cost and Transparency Center

    The United States Department of Education’s resourse that provides information about the cost of college. www.collegecost.ed.gov/

  • FastWeb

    An online scholarship database to help students find outside scholarhips to support post-secondary education. www.FastWeb.com

Financial Literacy

College Planning and Exploration

  • Big Future

    A complete guide to the college experience. Practical information for parents and students alike, Big Future includes college and career search, college planning, and saving tips. www.BigFuture.com

  • The ACT

    Many schools require standardized testing as a part of admission requirements. The ACT is one of those tests. Check out their site for test dates and test prep information. www.ACTstudent.org

  • The College Board

    Administers the SAT, PSAT, and AP Tests. Many schools require standardized testing as a part of admission requirements. Check out their site for test date and test prep information. www.CollegeBoard.org

  • The Maine Community College System

    This website resource will help you learn more about community colleges in Maine. www.mccs.me.edu

  • The University of Maine

    This website resource has information about and links to all of universities in the University of Maine System. www.maine.edu

  • The Common Application

    Nearly 700 colleges and universities use the Common Application. www.commonapp.org

  • First Generation Student

    Offers information tailored to the first-generation student’s experience. First-generation students are students who are the first in their families to attend college. www.imfirst.org

  • You Can Go!

    Guides students through manageable steps to make their college dreams a reality. youcango.collegeboard.org