2012 Building Bridges Conference A+ Presentation

CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Information and tools for U.S. citizens with student loan or consumer debt concerns, including a complaint filing process

College Portrait - Accountability data on institutional performance; sponsored by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Consumer Credit Counseling - Promotes quality and consistent delivery of credit counseling services

College Scorecard - Provides information about a college's affordability and value so students can make more informed decisions about which college to attend

Degree Search.org - A database of schools and programs in the United States

FAMOUS - Provides a link to Missouri state student financial assistance programs integrated database

GoToCollegeFairs.com - Provides college fair information

Imagine America Foundation - Scholarships and financial aid for education, sector research and faculty training; honors achievement in career education; and promotes the benefits of career colleges to the general public

Journey to College - Join the MDHE on Facebook and Twitter and presents information on planning and paying for college in the form of videos, helpful links, surveys, and more

Jump $tart Coalition - Curriculum enrichment to ensure that basic personal financial management skills are attained during the K-12 educational experience

List your college fair or workshop at masfap.org - Promote your college fair or "Planning & Paying for College" workshop by adding it to the Missouri Association for Student Financial Aid Personnel's Show Me to College events database

Mapping Your Future - Information on financial strategies, career options, and college planning

Missouri Connections - Open the door for career awareness and exploration, search and compare colleges, prepare for transition to postsecondary education and the world of work. Students (grades 7-16), parents, guidance counselors, and educators can use the online system at no charge

Missouri Council on Economic Education - Financial literacy resources, videos, and tools for Missouri's personal finance teachers

MOST - Missouri's 529 college savings plan that helps parents and families save for postsecondary expenses for their younger children

National Council on Economic Education - Promotes economic literacy with students and their teachers

National Endowment for Financial Education - Dedicated to helping all Americans acquire the information and gain the skills necessary to take control of their personal finances

Online Degree Navigator - Rates and compares online and on-campus college and university degrees

Sallie Mae sites and online tools

    • College Answer - Offers college planning tools in both English and Spanish
    • Education Investment Planner - Helps students and their families create a college spending plan based on their budget and financial goals

Show-Me Scholars - Learn how to bring this program offered by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce to your community and school

U.S. Department of Education - Questions and answers for students, parents, teachers, and counselors

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