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Preparing for College

College Board: Information on colleges, including financial aid information Planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education, including colleges, universities and career and vocational schools
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
St. Louis Graduates: Helping students get in, stay in, and succeed in college.
U.S. News & World Report College Rankings: Ranks the best universities and liberal arts colleges in the United States

Choosing a Career

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Describes jobs in detail, including salaries, training needed, the nature of the work and projections for the future

Career One Stop: Identify your interests and plan your education and career path

U.S. News & World Report's Best Careers: Current career news and 50 high-opportunity jobs Planning timelines for middle and high school students, plus career resources and videos

In the Know @ Your Library - College Edition

Do you have questions about college? Join us for a three part series that answers those questions and some you may not have thought of yet. Julie Kampschroeder, college counselor, will give you some great tips.



Thursday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. Library Headquarters
You want to go to college, but where? Let us show you how to begin your college search with some great
free resources.


Thursday, September 17, 6:30 p.m. Library Headquarters
Stand out from the crowd. Learn how to create a great college resume. We will also talk about other ways to set yourself apart.


Thursday, September 24, 6:30 p.m. Library Headquarters
Cost/Financial Aid
Many college websites do not post the entire cost of attendance. We will teach you where to look so you are not caught off guard when the bill arrives. We will complete the series by explaining various types of financial aid.


Saturday, September 26, 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Library Headquarters
College Fair
Now you're ready. Meet admission representatives from colleges across Missouri.

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