Fontbonne's Guidance Department encourages informed decision-making by providing the following resources to students:
Maura Lamadore-Spignesi, Chairpersonmspignesi@fontbonneacademy.org Margaret Lamb, Counselormlamb@fontbonneacademy.org Jessica Eiras, Counselorjeiras@fontbonneacademy.orgSr. Lorraine Quinn, Guidance Secretarylquinn@fontbonneacademy.org
Click here: College Acceptance List
The Guidance Department will be publishing the steps you should follow when applying to college. You can be in touch with your child's Guidance Counselor for specific planning details. NOTE: A reminder to all Senior Parents: Please have your daughter bring to the Guidance Office, all college acceptance letters and all award, grant, or scholarship letters as well. These must be submitted in order to be included in the graduation program.
Along with applying and being accepted to your colleges, financial aid is of paramount importance to most families. The colleges’ Financial Aid offices have deadlines for application which must be adhered to if your daughter is to be considered for financial aid. We recommend completing financial aid application and forms as soon as possible.How you pay for college is ultimately your decision. There are number of ways to put together the amount necessary, and colleges assist in the process by providing you with a “Financial Aid Packet” – basically, they will tell you what the sources of aid are for your daughter and how you can pay for the costs involved for their particular college. Aid comes in the form of loans, grants, scholarships, and work study opportunities. Nearly every college requires the submission of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to be considered for financial aid. This form must be submitted as soon after January 1st as possible – but not before!
The CSS Profile is another major financial aid form that some private colleges require. This form can be found on the CollegeBoard site. If a school requires this form and it is not submitted, you will jeopardize your chances for receiving any financial aid. Finally, many colleges have their own financial aid form. Again, this form must be submitted by the designated deadline – which is often not the same as the college’s admission application deadline.Excellent detailed information for the financial aid process and forms can be found on the site: http://www.collegeboard.org/. Go to the link “Paying for College”. Another excellent source of up to date information is at http://www.finaid.org/.
Financial Aid LinksTo understand the financial aid process, financial planning, eligibility, and loans:College Is PossibleThe Financial Aid Information PageFAFSAFASTWeb - Financial Aid SearchSallie MaeProject EASI (Easy Access for Students and InstitutionsMassachusetts Educational Financial AuthorityNational Association of Student Financial Aid AdministratorsWired Scholar Scholarship InformationInformation on Scholarships 2013-2014
College InformationThe College BoardEmbarkCollegeNet SearchThe Princeton ReviewPeterson's Home PageFastWebFastWeb Student Bulletin
College DirectoriesThe sites listed below are links to various universities and college web sites.American UniversitiesUniversity Pages
College QuestA site for parents and students to assist you in making the right choice for collegeCollege Board OnlineThe College GuideEducational Testing ServiceU.S. News Online - EducationRegister for the SAT I & II
Virtual Tours of Some of the Top CollegesThe following information was taken from the Kaplan, Inc. test site. To take a look at their admission requirements and see virtual tours, click on the school of your interest below.Amherst CollegeBowdoin CollegeBrown UniversityCarleton CollegeUniversity of ChicagoColumbia UniversityCornell UniversityDavidson CollegeDuke UniversityGrinnell CollegeHarvard UniversityHaverford CollegeMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyMiddlebury CollegeOberlin CollegePomona CollegePrinceton UniversityStanford UniversitySwarthmore CollegeVassar CollegeWesleyan UniversityWilliams CollegeYale UniversityATHLETIC RESOURCEShttp://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal
JUNIOR YEAR: THE APPLICATION PROCESSClick here for information
MULTICULTURAL RESOURCESClick here for a listing of resources for multicultural opportunities
CAREER INFOCareer SearchMy RoadOccupational Outlook HandbookThe Career Key
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