Federal Aid at a Glance
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Free Financial Aid Mentoring:
Next Gen Vest provides 1:1 financial aid mentoring and support from current college students around the country. Who better to guide you through the process than someone who recently completed it? Just text 646-798-1745
and say “I want help paying for college,” or visit their website https://www.nextgenvest.com/
. You can also access Next Gen Vest's suggested financial aid timeline along with other great suggestions here
Adventures in Education
is great tool with financial aid and college planning information: http://www.aie.org/
Colleges That Meet 100% Need:
Many colleges now commit to providing an award package that will meet 100% student need. Keep in mind this can include work-study programs and summer commitments. Some schools also factor loans into their award package. List of schools available here
: This is a fantastic resource in San Antonio that provides all services for FREE! They offer regular workshops to assist with post-secondary planning and accessing financial aid.
For an awesome list of federal resources regarding the 2017-18 FAFSA, click here
Want to estimate your financial aid eligibility
? Try using the FAFSA4caster
You may still be eligible for financial aid in the state of Texas even if you are unable to complete a FAFSA due to citizenship status. Learn more about the TAFSA here
Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarships Application
- If you are planning to attend one of the Alamo Colleges, don't forget to apply for scholarship consideration here: www.alamo.edu/foundation/scholarships
ALIR Scholarship $4,500 scholarship is intended to assist a graduating high school senior in achieving post high school education or training. Application is linked at bottom of the page.
Cafe College Scholarship Brochure
- If you have an interest in food service or have done volunteer work in this field (i.e. food bank, soup kitchen, etc.), then you might want to consider applying for this scholarship. Info is here
, and application is here
JLV College Counseling
is a fantastic site administered by a College Counselor. There are tons of great resources here!
is a newer platform where you can create a profile that tracks your accomplishments and pairs that information up with various universities that offer scholarships for such accomplishments.
Scholarships by College Major - there are several scholarships available by intended major. Please see the attachments at the bottom of the page for these resources.
Association for Learning Environments Scholarship
- $2000 award for "students planning to study in a field related to the Architecture, Engineering (i.e. Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, or Architectural, etc.) and Construction industry (AEC) as well as related disciplines such as Interior Design, Information Technologies, Computer-Aided Design, etc. as they relate to building design, construction and related careers." Application is here
AT&T oxyGEN Scholarship for students interested in pursuing studies in the STEM field. Application and information are available here: