Clackamas Middle College

Parent Resources

Welcome to the Parent Resource Page. Here you will find links to a wide variety of college and career resources for parents and students that help make the college experience accessible and easier to understand.
 
Please feel free to stop by the CMC College and Career Readiness Center for more information on how you can help your student make a plan for their post high school career.
Financial Aid
 
Financing college can seem like a daunting task. We're here to help! Below are some sources to get the ball rolling.
 
New Due Date! You can file your 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1, 2016 rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. For more information see College Students and Parents: What you need to know about the 2017-18 FAFSA.
 

Oregon student aid- This page contains a variety of links and resources for everything from saving and paying for college, to researching which campuses would be a great fit.

 

Ready to finance your college education?

https://fafsa.ed.gov/ Is the official website for registering for financial aid. Find everything you need for filing for financial including creating your FSA ID, scholarships and grants and tips for making college affordable. If you have any questions the video on this link can help.

 

Resources for Parents on Federal Student Aid Throughout this website, you'll find useful information about paying for college with the federal student aid programs. 

  

Consumer affairs

consumer affairs- This link is a great resource for reviewing lenders and familiarizing yourself with important features each lending company does or does not provide. A must read before committing to a particular lending company.

Online Colleges.net

Online Colleges.net- Developed by a private institution this is an informative guide for everything financial aid related. 


Federal Student Aid

This Link is a great page for addressing a variety questions you may have about the financial aid process.

 

ACT and SAT 
 
 
ACT official website. College planning, financial aid

http://www.actstudent.org/

 

SAT official website. Everything you need to know about the SAT Test, prep, and how SAT scores work for getting into college.

https://sat.collegeboard.org/home

 



Additional College and Career Planning Resources for Parents

 

Click on the listed web resources below to find out ways you can save for college, help assist your student explore careers, plan for their college career, and more!

 

 The college application process is full of educational jargon that you may or may not be familiar with. THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS A List of Terms for Parents is a fantastic resource for getting familiar with the college application process. 

 

Big Future

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents#

 

Page Content

The National Association for College Admission Counseling

 http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/pages/default.aspx

 

Time Line For Parents:
Click here for a  complete timeline for your students college and career success. See where your student should be with this easy 9-12 grade calendar.
 

Community Resources

211info has free information about 3,000 agencies providing over 50,000 programs throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Search the online database for assistance in food, housing, health, legal and other support programs.
 
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