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College Toolkit Offers College Advice for Spanish-Speaking Students and Parents

June 23, 2006

Spanish-speaking students and their families can now access information on the entire college process in Spanish at the College Toolkit website (www.CollegeToolkit.com).

The site now offers all its articles and guides in Spanish, helping students and their parents with a range of college-related topics, including selecting a school, visiting college campuses, saving for higher education, and understanding federal financial aid.

"For many students hoping to be the first in their family to go to college, Spanish is the primary language at home," College Toolkit president Mark Rothbaum said. "While there are countless websites offering students and their parents information and advice about the road to college, very few make these resources available in Spanish. It's unfortunate since these families are likely to benefit the most from this information."

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, one out of 10 students enrolled in college was Hispanic, and this figure has been steadily rising over the last decade.

In addition to making these resources available online, College Toolkit has set up a section on their site devoted to school counselors through which all of these Spanish articles and guides can be printed and used as handouts, at no charge.

"For both English and Spanish speakers, we hope our articles and guides can shed some light on what can sometimes seem like a daunting and confusing process," Rothbaum said.

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