College Information Resources

TZHS College Room
Each fall, Tappan Zee High School hosts college representatives from all over the country who share information about their institutions with our students. These small group meetings take place in the College Room, located across the hall from the Counseling Department and a schedule of college visits is posted.

A few computers are available in the College Room for students to use for researching colleges, utilizing Naviance or working on the Common Application.

Following are online tools for researching colleges, scholarships and financial aid information:

Students can create a profile to search for merit aid, as well as college, private and foundation scholarships.

College Board Online
College Board Online helps students and parents make the transition from school to college. Includes College Board tests, programs, and online registration, a “Test Question of the Day,” a searchable database of colleges and financial aid information, including a financial aid calculator.

CollegeNet lets students search for institutions by geography, tuition, enrollment, and college major. Provides separate databases for four year colleges and community, technical, and junior colleges; lists of colleges by category; links to sources of financial aid information.

College Search Service
Provides general information on colleges.

Community for Accredited Online Schools
This site features a comprehensive resource, Making College Affordable: Scholarships & Financial Aid for Minority Students.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
This site’s common scholarship application gives students access to more than 50 scholarships.

Resource for information about colleges, scholarships and financial aid.

Sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, this site provides links to information about student financial aid. It also includes a “Scholarship Scam Alert” with information about scams and how to avoid them.

Peterson’s Education Center
Peterson’s Education Center includes information about educational programs at all levels and provides searchable databases of colleges and academic programs. All college/university sites provide basic information and many provide extensive descriptive material, online viewbooks and applications.

This site allows students to earn points and enter scholarship drawings.
Features a directory of scholarships.

Start Here Get There: Student Financial Aid Awareness
The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation website offers help and guidance for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), information about the state’s Tuition Assistance Program and more.

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