Posted by: cslfconnects | February 20, 2009

Senator Dodd to host “Ready for College” – CSLF’s Resource Center offers year-round college planning assistance

Senator Dodd to host “Ready for College” planning session at MCC

From the Journal Inquirer
Published: Friday, February 20, 2009 12:08 PM EST

MANCHESTER — Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, D-Conn., will host a “Ready for College” information session for high school students and their parents on Sunday, Feb. 22, at Manchester Community College.

Dodd, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the chairman of its Subcommittee on Children and Families, will be joined by a panel of higher education and financial aid experts.

They’ll field questions from students and parents about how to navigate the financial aid system and other aspects of the college application process.

Other expected to attend are: Mark McQuillan, Connecticut’s education commissioner; Jennifer Fuhrmann, director of student financial assistance, University of Hartford; Richard Bishop, director, Financial Aid Office, Central Connecticut State University; Michael P. Meotti, state commissioner of higher education.

The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in the Culinary Arts Center on the second floor of MCC’s Lowe Building.

Those who are interested in attending are asked to call Dodd’s office at 258-6940 or e-mail

Q:  “What if I can’t make it to the session?”

A:  “The Early Awareness and College Planning Division of the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation has a Resource Center and staff ready to help you. They can help you in your college search and selection, assist in completion of the FAFSA or College Profile, and advise you on ways to plan for and finance your higher education.”

Give them a call at 866-752-6443

or email them at plan4if (at)mail(dot)cslf(dot)org – they’ll be happy to make an appointment for you to come in or to advise you over the phone!”

In the mean time, please make use of the rich resource of our website, with many links to helpful sources on your path to a post-secondary education!

Mirrored here, for easy access, are additional websites you won’t want to be without. Don’t forget to bookmark the page so you can come back, since you won’t want to explore them all in one sitting.

Web sites for Your College Search The American Indian Higher Education Consortium Web site. For students looking for Jesuit colleges and universities, this Web site includes a search service for Jesuit schools with links to each college’s site. A Web site sponsored by the National Catholic Colleges Admission Association. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute has information in the Education Center Section. From there, click on Education Resources for more helpful ideas. a student services Web site representing the Christian colleges and universities of Nation Association of Christian Colleges Admissions Personnel (NACCAP) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). In addition to its college search database, this site is loaded with information on every facet of college planning. You can register for your SAT online, make use of their online college applications, and do a free scholarship search. This site includes college and scholarship searches and also provides some links to college Web sites. You can search for college scholarships, find the colleges with the best fit, and do a career search by logging onto this site. The Connecticut Department of Higher Education Web site is a complete source of online information about Connecticut’s outstanding system of higher education. A Web site that has information about 40 Colleges That Change Lives. Learn why author Loren Pope thinks these colleges are important to consider and the Web site has links to each school. The United States Department of Education Web site with links for students and parents to useful Web sites dealing with college planning and financing a college education. This site has good links including one for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This Web site provides you with access to free college and scholarship searches. This Web site provides information on scholarships and financing a college education including a scholarship search. A Web site sponsored by Hillel that includes a Guide to Jewish Life on Campus. This Web site has information on career planning, college planning, and paying for college. This is the Web site for the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the professional organization for the admissions officers and counselors. Look for the links to College Fairs for information on college fairs along with other interesting and valuable links. Interested in Visual and Performing Arts College? The link is on that page. This Web site will not only help you find the right school, but also provides a scholarship search engine, financial aid and scholarship information, and free SAT questions. In addition to using their college search engine, try using their “Counselor-O-Matic” to answer any of your questions on the college selection process. If you’re looking for a comprehensive Web site that contains a college search database, a college ranking guide, and a “best buy” index, check out this site.

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