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College Readiness/Applications

Rice College Readiness Guide

Apply to College
This website is a Common Application to all Texas public 4-year universities

Online Registration

Texas College and Career Readiness Standards

Texas Online College and Career Readiness - Landing Page


ACT Information

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

College Research


NCES - College Navigator

College for All Texans

Navarro County College Achievement Program
Navarro County CAP provides middle and high school students and their parents with individualized high school to college completion plans


College and Career Search
Rice HS ID# 0105744 - for school identification on website and use your student ID# to log on

Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


NCAA Clearinghouse
This website will provide you with information about initial-eligibility at NCAA Division I and Division II member colleges and universities

Free college scouting program

Test Preparation


Kaplan SAT/ACT Test Preparation

SAT Practice Tests

ACT Practice Tests

TSI Practice Tests

Testing Dates/Information

RISD Testing Calendar

SAT/ACT Testing Dates

STAAR Testing Information

Student Assessment Testing Calendar


Fastweb scholarship search

College Scholarship Guide

RHS Scholarship Spreadsheet

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Paying for College

Paying for College is a difficult concept for most students and families to digest. Some think, "We cannot afford to send our children to college". But for the sake of your child's future, maybe it would be better to think, "We cannot afford NOT to send our children to college".

Few students get a free-ride scholarship. Few families can afford to just write a check to pay the entire college bill. For most families it will take a combination of all sources of financial aid. Financial Aid is the term used to refer to any money that is spent on college.

Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid begins by filling out and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students that are graduating in the spring may apply for financial aid after January 1st. Before you apply you should download the FAFSA on the WEB WORKSHEET from the FAFSA website and fill it out. Also each student and ONE parent will need to get a Personal Identification Number PIN. This number will be your electronic signature and will allow you to access submitted information at a later time.

FAFSA's must be completed online at the official government site.
Apply here for your PIN (Personal Identification Number)

After submitting your financial information to the federal processor, you will receive a report called the Student Aid Report (SAR). Make sure you indicate which colleges you want to receive your SAR. If the college does not receive the SAR, they will not offer you an 'Award Letter'. The FAFSA4caster is a tool you may want to use before you submit your FAFSA. The FAFSA4caster will provide you with an estimate of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Financial Aid 101
Scholarship Search
Free Scholarship Search - FASTWEB

Reagan Greer

Reagan Greer

Academic Counselor

CTE Coordinator

Tara Podjenski 

Tara Podjenski M.A., LPC-Associate

Social Emotional Counselor