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Resources
Raise.Me

We encourage all students to create accounts on raise.me, as you can start earning micro-scholarships to over 210 colleges.  Please click on this personal link to register, which will give you an extra $100 micro-scholarship to participating colleges.  Raise.me has proven to be a great tool to motivate students in high schools throughout the U.S., as the site immediately rewards students with scholarships for their hard work in and outside of high school. As an example:
● Get an A in a course ($100 - $1,000)
● Get a B in a course ($50 - $600)
● Participate in a school club or sport ($25 - $250)
● And much more!

Deering High School is among the first in the country to take advantage of this opportunity, which was launched with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. colleges.

Here are a couple of easy ways to support your students in using this unique tool:
1) Ensure that your student creates an account at https://www.raise.me/join/8943992249
2) Encourage your student to regularly add good grades, community service, extracurricular activities, and other achievements to his or her raise.me “Portfolio” to earn “Micro-Scholarships” from colleges.
3) Visit www.raise.me/parents for more information.

We hope using Raise.me will make your student’s path to college both more fun and affordable.
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FAME Maine

FAME is a valuable resource for K-12 and higher education professionals – anyone who helps students access and pay for higher education.  If you have questions about financial aid or paying for college, FAME should be your first stop!

FAME also has incredibly helpful workbooks & handouts on the following topics:
FAME-College-Road-Map-2016.pdf
Financial Aid Guide.pdf
Postsecondary Schools in Maine.pdf
FAME-Net-Price-Calculator.pdf
FAME-Pay-and-Prepare.pdf
FAME-Guide-to-College-Fairs.pdf
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Niche

Niche helps students to understand more about each college, from a student's perspective.  With a helpful grading system in areas such as diversity, academics & value, this is a website that will truly help you get the feel for a school if you aren't able to go for a visit.
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EverFi

Do you ever think about the future? College? Career? Retirement? Whatever your plans for the future may be, making smart decisions about money now can help turn those dreams into reality. Whether it's funding your higher education or buying your first car, a little financial planning today can make a world of difference tomorrow. And the good news is: the earlier you start making smart decisions about money, the more impact you'll have on your future. This online course and game - all powered by EverFi - will give you the foundational knowledge you need to make the right financial decisions, manage your money, and put it to work for you. Let's get started!

Go to http://www.everfi.com/login and click Register. Then, enter 1786759e and click Next.

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LENDedu

Lots & lots & lots of clickable resources on topics such as paying back student loans, colleges & financial aid.