College & Career Corner



    Are you concerned about how to pay for college? Are you looking for resources to connect them to? If so, "Real Talk: Paying for College Edition" is the place for you.

    During this two-part series on Wednesday, October 27, and Thursday, October 28, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, our experts will cover:

    Tips and tricks for getting the most financial aid possible

    How to fill out the FAFSA® step by step

    Steps to take from ninth grade to high school graduation to ensure families can afford college

    How to differentiate between the price you see on a college’s website and the price students will pay to attend

    How students can make the right choice once they have their financial aid options

    We hope you’ll join us for this important conversation and share this link with your students and families too!

    RSVP Now

    Real Talk is a safe space for Black students and their families to connect with colleges and access organizations across the country. Every session is authentic, engaging, and, most of all, real.

    And if you missed out on our last session, Real Talk: HBCU Edition, you can check it out for advice and tips from admissions representatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country.

    We can’t wait to see you there.


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    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1, 2021! For those high school students/parents needing help completing the application, CCPS has partnered with Future Ready Collier to offer a few FAFSA completion events. Please see schedule below.


    Common App link for College-by-College student writing requirements:

    Click below for a comprehensive list of the specific student writing requirements/prompts for each of the Common App member colleges and universities. Prompts and writing requirements differ vastly by school. This resource may help you ensure you are writing to the prompt but also lends insight into the extensive added layer of written work required.

    Attention Juniors and Seniors! 

    Barron Collier will host “virtual” college visits in the Counseling Office or Media Center until further notice.  Please sign up for college visits in the Counseling Office.

     Currently, the following schools are scheduled to hold Barron Collier virtual college visits via Zoom: 

    Sept. 21st @ 1:30 p.m. – Rollins College

    Sept. 23rd @ 9:00 a.m. – Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

    Oct. 5th @ 9:45 a.m. – University of Miami

    Oct. 5th @ 12:30 p.m. – Western Michigan University

    Virtual College Night

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