College & Career Prep
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A test that is similar in format to the SAT and is taken during a student's junior year. It is shorter and less time consuming.
A resource that allows students to discover their interests, explore college majors, build a list of potential colleges and simplify the application process, and create + save a personal planning portfolio.
ORA Personality Profiler
An online assessment students can take to learn about their personalities and get suggestions about college and careers.
The degree received after completing a two year program.
The degree received after completing a four year program.
A credential awarded by a college or university to recognize the completion of a curriculum that does not lead to a degree or diploma.
Also known as a trade school. A vocational school is operated for the express purpose of giving its students the skills needed to perform a certain job. Students can often earn certificates or licenses in less than two years.
A pre-ACT standardized test taken by students in the third through tenth grades. It tests students in English, math, reading, writing, and science.
A federal grant provided to students who demonstrate financial need. It is known as the foundation of federal financial aid.
Perkins Loan (Federal)
A loan for high-need students that offers up to $5,500 a year for undergraduates and up to $8,000 a year for graduate students. The loan may be forgiven for public service under some circumstances.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The application required by the federal government for calculating need-based college financial aid.
Direct PLUS Loan
A loan that graduate students, professional degree students, and the parents of undergraduate students may take out to pay for college education expenses. It is available through the federal Direct Loan Program.
Direct Stafford Loan
A student loan that is guaranteed by the U.S. government and has a fixed interest rate lower than private loans. The loan can be either subsidized or unsubsidized, and there are strict eligibility requirements and borrowing limits. Repayment begins at the end of the six-month grace period after the student leaves school.
Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)
A federally funded program that helps college students earn aid through part-time work. Students find jobs through their college. The money goes toward paying college expenses.
A group of similar careers.