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New York State PTA

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Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.452.8808
Toll Free: 1.877.569.7782
Fax: 518.452.8105


Student Resources

College and Career Links

The Frugal Dad -  This is a comprehensive and informative resource that allows you to search for colleges and their respective tuition.

Undergrad Zone The following resources will help you research schools, prepare for interviews, outline essays, and plan the right path toward your career goals.

School Guide Is an easy-to-use search engine, students can browse listings of over 3,000 colleges and search regional College Fair and financial aid information.  Students can also read through dozens of helpful articles related to college search, testing and preparation.

College Week Live College Week Live is a free online college fair that not only features a variety of national and international colleges but also includes the ability for students, teachers, and parents to live chat with college admissions counselors, and current college students. Great place to start your college search. Very informational for students and parents: Get college information, Browse featured colleges, Learn about scholarships A helpful resource for SATs, including college and financial aid resources.

The Common Application This site provides a common, standardized first-year application form for use at any member institution. An excellent resource with useful links including on-line college application completion.

College Xpress  Another helpful site, with financial aid information and on-line college application completion.

CollegeView Yet another excellent college resource with college profiles, career planning, and virtual tours!

O*Net Online Making occupational information interactive.

NY Mentor Web Site Provides the best college and career exploration services coupled with planning features to help students with the admission process. Serves students, parents and counselors with quality and convenient education information. Simply click on the type of college you are looking for: art school, medical or nursing school, cooking school, business school or all schools and you will be able to research them state by state. An excellent site for: college search, admissions, and financial aid information - plus easy links to hundreds of colleges across the country.

FastWeb Student Bulletins An excellent site for Student Bulletins about: College Admissions, Financial Aid, Scolarships Find your perfect college match, access more than 3,000 articles about planning for college, and enter to win free tuition. Start here to plan your life, after high school! Researching college?

Affordable Colleges Online An organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the not-for-profit universities and colleges in New York that offer online college programs. Resource for answers to the most common student questions about scholarships, accreditation and the prevalence of online education in New York, a curated list of the best scholarships available to New York students, both distance learners and those interested in a traditional campus education, plus a detailed description of every accredited online college in New York.

Debt Payoff Calculator Solidify your plan to tackle credit card and other debt, from The Simple Dollar

Please note that some of these links lead to websites outside the New York State PTA website. Although New York State PTA periodically reviews the linked sites for acceptable content, we are not responsible for the content posted on these independent sites.