College Planning

Our college planning experts help people select colleges related to their career interests, identify financial aid resources, and apply for admissions and financial aid. TERI College Access is able to help you navigate the college admission and financial aid processes with the following convenient services.


TERI College Access produces workbooks to help students and families prepare and pay for education. These workbooks include:

  • Get Ready for College – This is a college planning guide and workbook for students in grades 9 through 12, available in English and Spanish.
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  • Making College Affordable – This is a workbook on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families. It is available in English and Spanish.
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If you have a need for more than one copy of these publications, visit the TERI College Access publications center.

One-Stop Online Resource

The TERI College Access website serves as a one-stop online resource for information on postsecondary programs, college admissions, admissions tests, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, college planning and financing checklists, career development and answers to many of the questions commonly asked about applying to and paying for college.

College Access Centers

If you live in the Boston area, TERI College Access Centers provide FREE, one-on-one guidance and resources to make planning and paying for college as simple as possible. Our advisors are fluent in many languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Russian. To find the TERI College Access Center nearest you, click here.

Guidance offered at the Centers include:

  • Assistance identifying and applying for scholarships and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Guidance on choosing prospective schools and help working through the entire application process
  • Help in choosing a major and understanding how to achieve career goals
  • Advice on debt management

Resources available at the Centers include:

  • State-of-the-art computers to locate sources of scholarships and other financial aid, research colleges and other career-building programs, and complete financial aid and admission applications
  • Guidebooks on local and national colleges
  • Books on test preparation, scholarship searching, and career planning
  • Information on General Educational Development (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs and technical/vocational education opportunities

Resources Outside of Boston

If you do not live in the Boston area and are looking to find a college access center in your community, visit the National College Access Network at