- Create Your FAFSA ID
Both students and parents need to create an FSA ID in order to complete the FAFSA
- Create or Update Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete and renew this mandatory form once a year as soon as possible after January 1
- Complete Entrance Loan Counseling
Complete loan counseling, sign your Master Promissory Note, and track/monitor your student loans
- Waive Your Health Insurance
Make sure you waive your insurance here or on your college portal by the deadline to save approximately $2000 per year
- Check Your Loan Balance
Enter your FSA ID information to learn more about the total amount of your federal loans
- Learn More with uAspire
This college access agency based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a great resource for all things financial aid
- Leverage the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)
Use MEFA’s tools and resources to plan, save, and pay for college
We support Brooke alumni with individualized advising aimed at ensuring they persist to and through college.
Our Post-Secondary Advisers Prioritize
Keeping In Touch With Alumni
In Addition to Advising, We Also Provide
Key Resources for Alumni
Our Alumni Fund
The Brooke Alumni Fund is designed to support our students in college with unexpected expenses, which research shows can negatively impact persistence to college graduation. Students can apply for funding for help with basic needs, unpaid balances, study abroad experiences, summer courses, or a variety of other needs.Apply Now
Mental Health Services
To ensure our students in college have access to high quality mental health support, Brooke pays for every alum to use BetterHelp, an online therapy platform. We encourage all Brooke Alumni to log into the BetterHelp system and make an appointment with a licensed therapist.Access BetterHelp
Resources for Brooke Alumni
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Cappex is a scholarship database.
Fastweb is a scholarship database.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.
- The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.
- Jackie Robinson Foundation
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services.
QuestBridge connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and job opportunities.
- Posse Boston
Through its Dynamic Assessment Process, Posse identifies students and veterans for their leadership and academic potential.
- United Negro College Fund
UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members.
Jobs and Internships
- Bottom Line, Getting Experience
Resources and tools for students to launch a job search
A recruiting site featuring jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations
- Chegg Internships
An internship recruiting site with an extensive library of job application resources
- Generation Teach
Summer teaching fellowships for diverse undergraduate and high school students
- Harvard Integrated Life Sciences Summer Internships
Participate in a paid summer research experience with Harvard’s many schools and affiliated hospitals
- Phillips Brooks House Association Summer Urban Program
Community-based summer programs across Boston and Cambridge
- Let’s Get Ready
Volunteer as an SAT-prep and admissions counselor to first-generation-to-college students
- College for America/Duet
Accelerate your degree from Southern New Hampshire University while working full time
- Year Up
Gain new skills in this one-year, intensive training program that provides a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support
- Foundation Year
Enroll in Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies, where you can earn a full year of college credit
- Job Corps
Obtain career technical skills, complete high school education or earn college credits, and gain employment for up to three years in this residential education and job training program
Commit a year of public service to “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community” through a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, and corporations