Financial Aid Saturdays

The Financial Aid Saturdays Program provides FREE assistance to Central Texas high school seniors, prospective/current college students, and parents/guardians needing help to complete federal and state financial aid applications to fund college enrollment. The program is a key element of the Chamber's regional matriculation effort aiming to increase direct-to-college enrollment from 61 percent in 2010 to 70 percent by 2015 to ensure our region is able to meet future talent demands.

SATURDAY DATES/LOCATIONS
All Saturday events run from 8:30a-12:30p

February 1
Westlake HS

March 1
Akins HS
Cedar Ridge HS
Hendrickson HS
Hutto HS

February 8
Crockett HS
Connally HS
Manor HS
Del Valle HS

March 22
Lake Travis HS
San Marcos HS
Travis HS

February 15
Reagan HS
McNeil HS
Pflugerville HS
Hays HS
Bastrop HS

March 29
Manor HS

February 22
Austin HS
East Side HS
Stony Point HS

 

FAFSA Weeknights
Weeknight events runs from 6p-9:00p

Feb 18
Round Rock HS
Feb 20
Lehman HS
Feb 24
Taylor HS

FAFSA Sundays
Sunday events at faith-based partner locations run from 2-6p

Feb9
Hill Country Bible Church Leander
11880 FM 2243
Leander, TX 78641

Feb 23
Life Church
1393 E. Woodview Drive
Leander, TX 78641

Feb 16
Hill Country Bible Church Austin
12124 Ranch Road 620 N
Austin, TX 78750
Mar 2
High Point Fellowship
600 W New Hope Dr.
Cedar Park, TX 78613

 

You will meet with financial aid experts from area colleges/universities and business-community volunteers. Spanish-speaking assistance available at select events. Walk-ins welcome!

University of Texas
- Spring: October 1
- Summer/Fall: December 1
- No ED

UTSA
- Priority: March 1
- Final: June 1

TCU
- Early Decision/Action: November 1
- Regular Admission: February 15

Texas A&M
- Spring: October 15
- Fall: December 1

Texas State
- Priority: March 1
- Final: May 1

Baylor
- Early Decision/Action: November 1
- Regular Admission: February 1

The following items are necessary to answer questions on the FAFSA and TASFA; however, we can still help you if some of the information is missing.

  • List of colleges and/or universities the student is interested in attending;
  • Studen/Parent Driver's License number and Social Security number;
  • Student/Parent Alien Registration card, if the student is a legal permanent resident;
  • All Student/Parent/Guardian 2012 Tax documents

Haven't filed taxes?
Tax filing assistance will be available at select Financial Aid Saturday event locations (details coming soon).

Still have questions?
Contact your school counselor or call 1.888.311.8881

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  • Have questions about enrolling preparing or affording college? Call the Texas Financial Aid Information Center at 1-888-311-8881.
  • Get help filing for scholarships, grants, work-study funding and more at www.FinancialAidSaturdays.org

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