College & Career Resources

College and Career Information

Your future is up to you.  -Mrs. Cearlock

You will find many helpful links for college information such as financial aid, applications, scholarships, and other resources.  There are also some great career resources below.
There is also a link to Lake Land College website.  Ramsey is part of the Lake Land College district and they serve as our community college.


Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FASFA)

Available October 1st.
The link below is a short helpful video explaining the FAFSA.
FAFSA Explained

What is the FAFSA?

It is an online form you fill out to see if you are eligible for undergraduate or graduate financial aid (money for college).

The FAFSA is through the Department of Education.  The information from the FAFSA is sent to the colleges and universities you list when you fill it out.  The FAFSA assesses your and your family’s financial situation and/or needs to decide how much you can afford for college. Click the link below to start your FAFSA.

Junior College Planning Checklist: 
Click on the link below for a helpful checklist on planning for college as a junior.
11th Grade Checklist

Helpful College & Scholarship Resources

www.cappex.com - Compare colleges, read reviews, and search for scholarships. A one stop shop!

www.collegegreenlight.com - Connects students to college and scholarships. A great resource, especially for first generation and under-represented students!

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search –The College Board’s free scholarship search program.

www.isac.org- Illinois Student Assistance Commission:  Contains info on all state programs for loans, scholarships, 529 savings programs, etc.

Wells Fargo
Information for college financial information, college planning, and more.

College Greenlight
A website to help student search for colleges, understand the application process, search for scholarships, and more.  collegegreenlight.com is a FREE resource for students in preparing for college

College Board
Here you can find information regarding the SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9.  There is study material on the website and helpful college information as well.

College and Career Thoughts to Consider

How do you even go about choosing a college?  This article provides some helpful questions to consider.  It also has some college myths to help ease your mind.  Take a look!
Choosing a College

Career Exploration 


Career Cruising

Personalized profile with ability to take career assessments, interest inventories, and search for colleges. Also find information about financial aid and college majors.

Career & Technical Education
Career Clusters:  take a look at some different careers and job pathways.

Illinois Pathways
A great resource for career interests and understanding career pathways

University Headquarters
A helpful resources for career exploration and learning

College Links


Lake Land College

Kaskaskia College