Here are a few books, websites and people that I recommend.
For College Admissions:
Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know about Getting Into College, by Sally Springer, Jon Reider, and Joyce Morgan
Colleges that Change Lives, by Loren Pope.
The 2014 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges
For Financial Aid:
Don’t Miss Out: The Ambitious Student’s Guide to Financial Aid, by Anna & Robert Leider.
Peter Ratzan’s website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx3-n6X0Tow
For Emotional/Behavioral Special Needs:
Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception, by Abraham J. Twerski
What Now? How Teen Therapeutic Programs Could Save Your Troubled Child, by Dr. Paul Case
For Students with Learning Differences:
The Myth of Laziness, by Mel Levine, M.D.
Lost at School, by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
Unconditional Parenting, by Alfie Kohn
The Shelter of Each Other, by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.