College and Career Resources

    Students_graduation caps diploma_from MPT.jpg College and Career Readiness starts in school and at home. Watch these videos created by Maryland Public Television and the Maryland State Department of Education to see how the new standards and assessments are helping prepare all Maryland students for colleges, careers, and the 21st century workplace.

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    COLLEGE BOUND
    Explore a variety of college and careerresources and help your students and children set their sights on a bright future. With so many options and choices, there is a lot to learn.

    • Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success
      The ACES program helps underrepresented students and first generation college students in Montgomery County find a successful pathway from high school to college completion. 

    • Accredited Online Schools 
      This website features a comparative search tool and rankings, which allow for students in Maryland to search programs by subject, degree level, cost, and more.

    • College InSight
      College InSight puts higher education data at your fingertips. Browse and compare information about affordability, diversity, and student success. 

    • College Navigator
      Find the right school for you with this handy website from the National Center for Education Statistics. 

    • College Savings Plans of Maryland
      The College Savings Plans of Maryland provide flexible and affordable plans to help Maryland families save for future college expenses and reduce dependence on student loans later.

    • Financial Aid:  Online Colleges
      Learn about how to apply for financial aid and accredited online colleges.  

    • First Generation College Bound
      The organization based in Prince George's County, helps participants secure financial aid and support, and mentors students through the crucial first year of college, and beyond.

    • Game of Student Finances
      Access a valuable guide with information on financial aid, student loans, and managing finances. The resources answers financial questions in a way that's easy for students to understand.

    • Guide to Online Degrees
      Use this handy resource guide to search for potential programs based on academic interests. 

    • L.E.E.P to College Foundation, Inc.
      The foundation, located in Largo, Maryland provides resources, support and programs to help underrepresented middle, high school and college students access educational programs essential to leadership and education. 

    • Maryland Student Grants for College
      Learn about college scholarships, grants, student loans and financial aid. 

    • Maryland Scholarships
      Through the Maryland Higher Education Commission, state residents can find a wide array of grants, scholarships and tuition waivers designed to make college more affordable.

    • Read Write Think Resume Generator
      Use Resume Generator to teach students and youth the importance of written communication. In addition to real-world application, this tool can be used in connection with literature to develop deeper connections with characters.

    • Student and Parent Resources
      Find helpful tools to help children and students transfer from high school to college. Resources include college preparation, applying to and paying for college, and a college search feature. 

    • Ways to Pay for College
      Explore Maryland Public Television’s resources and programs for finding ways to pay for college. 

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