Colorado education officials are offering a new internet site to help 195,000 high school students and their parents plan for college.
The ColoradoMentor site (http://www.ColoradoMentor.org) will match student interests and academic goals with Colorado colleges and universities, and tell students what high school courses they need to complete for admittance.
Students will be able to apply for admission, financial aid and student loans, and learn about scholarships. They also can send a profile to recruiters.
The site is free, but students have to pay the customary application fee to a college when they apply.
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education said the state’s 28 two- and four-year schools are participating. Private colleges also can participate.
The state is contracting with Xap Corp. of Culver City, Calif., to provide the service for $1.5 million the first year, then $800,000 a year thereafter. The service will be supported by the state’s student loan program.