Resources Across the Web
There are many useful resources across the internet. We have gathered some of the best and informative in one place for you. Click on the titles below to access the following resources.
College Navigator is a free resource from the National Center for Education Statistics that provides detailed information on over 7000 postsecondary institutions, including tuition and fees, average financial aid awards, admissions and graduation rates, majors and programs, and much more.
Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator is a tool that students can use to estimate their “net price” to attend a particular college or university. Net price is the difference between the “sticker” price (full cost) to attend a specific college, minus any grants and scholarships for which students may be eligible. Sticker price includes direct charges (tuition and fees, room and board) and indirect costs (books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses).
Four-Year Graduation Rates for Four-Year Colleges
A college’s average graduation rate is a very important characteristic to consider when deciding which college to apply to and attend. If the college’s students normally graduate on time, you are also more likely to graduate on time.
When you’re reviewing your financial aid award letter and applying for a loan, think about the total amount of money you will borrow for all your years in college and especially how that total loan amount will relate to your expected starting salary.
State of NJ - Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
The agency offers news and information on graduation rates, enrollment and tuition.
Financial Aid Resources
The FSA ID
Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the FAFSA in order to apply for student aid.
Use the FAFSA4caster to help you understand your college funding options and estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.
NJ FAFSA Days consists of multiple events designed to assist all college applicants in completing the national application for college financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and providing information on available financial aid resources. These events will take place at a variety of locations throughout New Jersey from January through June.
“Types of Federal Student Aid” Video
Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education. (Captioning available in English and Spanish.)
At Federal Student Aid, we make it easier to get money for higher education.
Higher Education Assistance Authority (HESAA)
Supports New Jersey students with grants, scholarships, loans and much more.
By filling out one form, you can apply online for nonfederal financial aid from almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs.
The database provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers. It has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
This website describes a large range of jobs, their working conditions, eduation and training needed, earnings, and prospective job prospects.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop helps you to learn about careers and find jobs or training programs.
Federal Internships, The Washington DC Job Source
From this page users can link to internship opportunities available in each agency or department of the Federal Government. The page also includes links to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate who offer internships in their DC or home offices.
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site that can be used to expand and strengthen your professional network.
How it helps:
Choosing a college major
How it helps:
Career transition and planning
Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)
This BLS program produces employment and wage estimates for more than 800 occupations. These are estimates of wages paid to the number of people employed in certain occupations. Self-employed persons are not included in these estimates. Estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available. As with much of the data produced by BLS, the various reports and datasets can be overwhelming for many users. Practitioners can start with the OES Charts as these will present the most relevant data in the most readable fashion. Then, if more detail is preferred, users can go to the full database to create a customized report. The article “How Jobseekers and Employers Can Use Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Data during Wage and Salary Discussions” (www.bls.gov/oes/highlight_wage_discussions.htm) offers an excellent discussion of how location, and even industry, affects earnings and relevant discussions with employers.