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College-Career Planning Resources

USF – Schedule a visit
Florida Choice
Florida Prepaid Program
Bright Futures Scholarship Program
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Learey Technical Center
Career and Technical Student Organizations
BPA – Business Professionals of American
CECF/BPA – Cooperative Education Clubs of Florida in affiliation with BPA
DECA – An association of secondary marketing students
DEX – An association of postsecondary marketing students
FCCLA – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
FFA – An association of Agriscience and Natural Resources students
FBLA/PBL – Future Business Leaders of America
FPSA – Florida Public Service Association. Talk to the program adviser at your school for details.
HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America
SkillsUSA - VICA – an Association of Industrial Education students
TSA – Technology Student Association
Career Resources – FDOE
Career and Education Planning - (Educator's Toolkit on Career & Education Planning)
College Career Life Planning
Made In Florida
Parent Primer
Career Cruiser

Career and Education Planning Glossary

Federal Pell Grant - The largest pool of federal grant money. You must apply for a Federal Pell Grant, using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to be considered for other forms of aid.

Postsecondary education - Education beyond high school; includes vocational/ technical training schools, proprietary schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, universities, and training programs.

Scholarships - Gifts of money to students from state, federal, or private sources. While state and federal grant programs are based on financial need, scholarships may be based on a variety of factors, including need, academic excellence, leadership qualities, heritage, or extracurricular interests.

- Two-year Colleges/Community Colleges - Two-year public institutions that lead to an associate degree. Most have programs designed to transfer to four-year institutions but some offer BS degrees.

-Career & Technical Center - Public institutions that offer certificates or diplomas.

-Proprietary Schools - Schools that are privately owned and licensed. These usually offer certificates, diplomas and associate degrees, although some offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

-Four-year -Colleges/Universities - Public or private: non-profit or for-profit institutions. Most programs lead to a bachelor’s degree. Universities also offer degrees above the bachelor’s degree.