We know that school counselors and educators are the key to helping students succeed and get to college. Here are some helpful resources you can use to support students on their journey to obtaining a postsecondary degree or credential.

American School Counselors Association (ASCA)

ASCA supports school counselors’ efforts to help students development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations

The database contains numerous publications, training opportunities, webinars, and other valuable resources on a variety of topics related to advising students making the transition to postsecondary education.

Institute for Higher Education Policy

IHEP is committed to improving college access and success in higher education for all students—with a special focus on underserved populations—by providing timely research to inform public policy decisions.


NACAC helps students and their families learn the steps to get to college.

U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid

Every year, the federal government allocates billions of dollars to help students pay for and afford higher education. Learn about different forms of aid and how to apply here.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The first step to receiving financial aid is completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA opens on October 1st, so be sure your students complete it early.

U.S. Department of Education

The College Scorecard helps provide you with the clearest, most accessible and most reliable national data on college cost, graduation, debt and post-college earnings.

National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (GEAR UP)

Visit our 2024 College Signing Day website

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