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College & Financial Aid Resources: Home

Books and e-resources available at Brooklyn Public Library, as well as comprehensive web sites, that can help you make a more informed college decision and help you navigate the financial aid process.

Choosing the Right College

  • Which college offers the major and academic programs I want?
  • Which college has the support services I need?
  • Do I want to stay local or am I comfortable going far away?
  • Would I be most comfortable on a small campus or a larger one?
  • What colleges are my grades and SAT/ACT test scores a fit for?

Affording the College of Your Choice

  • Which colleges offer the most financial aid?
  • What is the tuition/fees at the college of my choice?
  • Am I ready to fill out the FAFSA?
  • Am I eligible for special scholarships and grants?
  • Am I prepared for the indirect costs of college (e.g. travel costs, books and supplies, food, clothing, etc.)?

College Choice and Financial Aid Resources at Brooklyn Public Library


Why consider college? Statistics say that on average, an individual who holds a bachelor's degree will earn $1 million more over the course of their career than an individual who doesn't -- and many will earn much more. More and more jobs today are requiring a college degree, even careers where the level of education would not seem to be important.


College is a major investment, and choosing the one that fits your needs can be an exceedingly difficult decision. The questions listed on the sidebar are only some of the major considerations to take into account. Click on the tabs at the top of the screen to see some of the resources Brooklyn Public Library has that can make this important choice an easier one. Also refer to our Calendar of Events for periodic college workshops.




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Do you need one-on-one assistance in learning how to use our Career Cruising database and navigating other college choice resources? Click on the image above and fill out our online form to schedule an appointment with a Business & Career Librarian at our location in the Central Library.


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