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A Virtual Collection of Resources

Money - Finances - Surviving

Financial Literacy Information:                                                             

FinanciaGen X Finances: http://genxfinance.com/

Council for Economic Education: http://www.councilforeconed.org/

Education & Literacy:  http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/education/

My Money.gov with links to life events: http://www.mymoney.gov/Pages/default.aspx​

Federal Reserve interactive credit card: http://www.federalreserve.gov/creditcard/

Health Care interactive finding insurance: http://finder.healthcare.gov/

Federal Trade Commission (Consumer Protection) Virtual Mall Trip for K-8, but what if your students create a tour for K-5?http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/youarehere/

Writing a consumer complaint letterhttp://www.usa.gov/topics/consumer/complaint/complaint-letter.shtml

Credit Reports: http://www.federalreserve.gov/creditreports/

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College Bound?

Naviance Log in

Naviance is an online program consisting of several tools used for researching colleges and exploring careers. These applications will be used to promote college and workplace readiness. Naviance provides students with the framework to direct their own education, establish long & short-term goals, & plan for post secondary success.
Registration codes are available from your Guidance Counselor.  

https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=Ledyard

 www.fastweb.com

2. www.collegescholarships.com

3. www.imagine-america.org

4. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/scholarships-grants

5. www.collegesavings.org

6. www.collegeboard.com

7. www.freescholarships.org

8. www.wiredscholar.com

9. www.finaid.org

10. www.absolutelyscholarships.com

11. www.rischolarships.org

12.  Tips for Applying for FAFSA On-line


1. You (and your parents, if applicable) will need to create your federal PIN numbers at www.pin.ed.gov.When you create the PIN for the first time it will take 3 days for it to become active. Your PIN must be active for you to electronically complete, sign and submit your FASFA.

2. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov  to begin your 2012-13 FASFA.

3. Before completing the FAFSA, it will be helpful to gather the following information:
• Your 2011 W-2 Form, final paystub from 2011 and other records of money earned
• IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED YOUR 2010 TAXES: copies of your (and your spouse's, if you are married) 2011 Federal Income Tax Return - IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ.
• IF THEY HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THEIR 2011 TAXES: Your parents' 2011 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
• Your 2011 untaxed income records - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits records
• Your alien registration number or permanent residence card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

4. When asked to add school codes to your FAFSA, enter 007845 (New England Institute of Technology’s federal school code).

Here you can find some tools and resources to help you achieve a further education.

  • Naviance
    Naviance college and career readiness solutions help connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals, and improve college and career planning.
  • College Board
    The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.
  • The Common App
    Serves students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications that students and school officials may submit to any of our over 500 members
  • Federal Student Aid
    Get help paying for college, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Fastweb.com
    We're the leading online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for school.
  • Scholarships.com
    We help you search, find & apply for scholarships, grants and financial aid that match you
  • Zinch.com
    We hook students up with scholarships
    Based on our comprehensive student profile, we can match students to over $1 billion in scholarships and merit aid awards out. Students tell us who they are...and we hook them up with scholarships that matter.
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Career Guidance

Occupational Outlook Handbook

If you're looking for more information on future careers, or a job once you graduate from high school, here are some useful resources.

  • Connecticut Job & Career Connection
    Tools and links that help you find details on a specific occupation. This includes job descriptions, educational and license requirements, wage rates and employment outlook. 
  • Naviance
    Naviance college and career readiness solutions help connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals, and improve college and career planning.
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Helps understand job specifics and gives the statistics applying to them.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    More defined information about individual occupations
  • Free Work & Career Training/Goodwill Foundation
    Move ahead in your career with tutorials on resumes, the job search, interviewing, and much more.
  • Job Corps
    Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.
  • Apprenticeship Programs
    Apprenticeship programs in the State of Connecticut are administered by the Department of Labor. Skilled consultants provide technical assistance, monitoring, and consulting services to qualified employers willing to take on the responsibilities and obligations of program sponsorship

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Business Information

BIZNAR federated search of the deep web for business sources: http://biznar.com

www.data.gov - Search U.S. Federal Government sources

Resume Builders

Create new Word Document using Templates:
Open Word
File > New
Templates to choose from - Resumes - find the template that fits you best
Type over the template information
Stuck for words?

 

Go to Ledyard Public Libraries Ledyard Public Libraries with your 14 digit library card you can use 2 tools:

1.        Peterson's Testing & Education Refence          Peterson's Testing & Education Center > Career & Resume > Follow through the Wizard

2.        Brainfuse     CT Job Search - Live Help Line - you can send your resume to a professional for help!

 

4.  Resume Tutorial

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