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Did you know that a degree beyond your high school diploma or GED has the ability to increase your salary by approximately $500,000 over the course of your lifetime? Hard to believe but true! Studies show how education and learning can guarantee a healthy wage.

Training/Advanced Skills/Certificates/Degrees = More $$$$$ = A Better Life!!!

Exploration Options

Massachusetts Career Information System
The Massachusetts Career Information System provides information on Occupations and Employment, Education and Training, and Career Education. Learn about training in Massachusetts and/or two-and four-year colleges across the country; locate schools that meet your needs; keep up to date on admissions and financial aid requirements.

College.gov
College.gov covers topics such as why you might want to consider college, what to do once you get there and how to pay for it. You can find information on schools, standardized tests and admission.

College Navigator
The US Department of Education's College Navigator helps you find the right college for you. You can search by degrees, where they are located, tuition costs and graduation rates.

Career Colleges & Technical Schools
After high school or obtaining your GED, consider a career college or technical school that will train you for a specific trade. Schools train students for a variety of technical positions such as automotive technician, computer technician, hairstylist, medical assistant, truck driver and many other fields.

Financial Aid

FAFSA
If you are looking to help pay your tuition, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required from many colleges, universities and technical schools. This site walks you through the application process to get an early estimate on your eligibility for federal student aid.

FinAid
FinAid, The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid, provides free information, advice, and tools about student financial aid, college scholarships and education loans.

The Princeton Review
This review explores schools and careers. It covers ways to improve your test scores and find scholarship money to help pay for your education.

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