Student Resources

The following links are to assist students and their families as they gather information on post-high school options, as well as social-emotion resources.  If you have any questions regarding any of these resources, please reach out to your counselor.

 

Mustangs on The Move - Juniors

  • What you need to know during junior year to help get you ready for life after high school

How to Pay For College: Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid 101

College Information Video - Part 1

College Information Video - Part 2

 

**NEW: Enrolling at Moraine Valley Community Collegemvcc

 

College Search Resources

Naviance - https://student.naviance.com/evergreenpark (EPCHS students log in with Clever)

Big Future by CollegeBoard - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search

 

Scholarship Search Sites

-The following websites showcase hundreds of various college scholarships.  Students can create an academic profile, which will help the site filter scholarships that they would be eligible for.  There are scholarships for those looking to attend 4-year colleges or universities, 2-year community or junior colleges, and trade & vocational schools.

https://www.fastweb.com/ 

https://www.unigo.com/ 

https://www.scholarships.com/ 

https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/ 

https://www.cappex.com/scholarships 

 

College Virtual Tours

YouVisit -  https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch/ 

 

Standardized Testing Registration

SAT - https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

ACT – https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html

 

Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA - https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

FSA ID (needed for student and parent to complete FAFSA) - https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/account-info

ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) - https://www.isac.org/students/ 

 

Career Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook - https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) - http://www.cisco.org/

 

College Applications

Common Application - https://www.commonapp.org/

Common Black College Application - https://commonblackcollegeapp.com/

Moraine Valley Community College - https://www.morainevalley.edu/

 

Social-Emotional Resources

Breathing Exercises - https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/relax-breathing.html

Progressive Muscle Relaxation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nZEdqcGVzo

Personal Stress Management Plan- https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Building-Resilience/Pages/For-Teens-Creating-Your-Personal-Stress-Management-Plan.aspx 

Stress Management and Teens - https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/Helping-Teenagers-With-Stress-066.aspx

 

**There are also several free mindfulness apps available through the Apple App Store or Google Play** 


 

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