Financial Aid Saturdays

The 2015 events have concluded.
Thank you to all students, parents, ISDs, sponosors and volunteers who helped make it so successful.

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.

As you think about where you would like to apply to college, visiting college campuses is a great way to get a feel for what college is like and whether a particular campus will be a good fit for you. The summer between your junior year and senior year is a great time to visit potential colleges. The table below summarizes information on campus visits for colleges that are popular among students in our region.

School Tour Information Summer Tour Times / Dates
ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Students can schedule individual tours, attend a preview day, or participate in High School Scholars Day. For more information about these events and to register: http://www.acu.edu/admissions/visit/index.html  Summer tour dates are from May 5 to August 14. Register online: http://www.acu.edu/admissions/visit/daily-visits.html 
ANGELINA COLLEGE Individual tours are available. To schedule, call or register online: http://www.angelina.edu/counseling-careers/tours/  Appointments must be made a couple days in advance. To register online for a guided tour of campus, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CikvxYn9UR60gxbC3yE8T17sAVjuBRjakBfpgS5W7Fo/viewform?edit_requested=true    
ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY  For information regarding campus tours, including a self-guided tour and a mobile app, click here: http://myfuture.angelo.edu/visit/                                                             To register online for a guided tour, please visit: http://myfuture.angelo.edu/visit/campus-tours.php  Tours take place throughout the year, Monday to Thursday starting at 1:30 pm.
AUSTIN COLLEGE Students can schedule an individual tour (http://www.austincollege.edu/admission/visit/individual-campus-visit/) or register for a preview day (http://www.austincollege.edu/admission/visit/preview/). Tours take place throughout the year at various times throughout the day.
AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Request an individual campus tour 48 hours in advance.  To schedule online: http://www.austincc.edu/future/request-a-campus-tour  No specific dates. Tours take place on Fridays between 9 am and 3 pm.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY  Customized tours can be scheduled throughout the week.  To register online: http://www.baylor.edu/visit/index.php?id=81924    No specific dates. Tours may occur throughout the year.
BLINN COLLEGE To schedule a tour of one of the campuses, students must call one of the phone numbers provided here: http://www.blinn.edu/recruiting/tours.html  No specific dates. Tours may occur throughout the year.
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY TEXAS AT AUSTIN Individual and group tours available.  Register online: http://admissions.concordia.edu/undergraduate/tours-and-events/  Tours given Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm.
HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY Campus tours can be scheduled at various times throughout the week.  Check the following website for specific days and times and to register online: http://www.hbu.edu/Choosing-HBU/Admissions/Visit-Campus/Schedule-Personal-Campus-Tour.aspx                                                                                                                       Tours can also be schedule by contacting the Tour Coordinator: http://www.hbu.edu/Choosing-HBU/Admissions/Visit-Campus/Contact-Campus-Visit-Coordinator.aspx  Summer information sessions and tours are available on July 17, 2015, July 24, 2015, and July 31, 2015.  For more information: http://www.hbu.edu/Choosing-HBU/Admissions/Visit-Campus/Summer-Sneak-Peek.aspx 
HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Fill out Mobile Recruitment Card online to receive information regarding campus tours: http://www.hccs.edu/continuing-education/students/mobile-go-center/mobile-go-recruitment-card/   
HUSTON-TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY Weekly campus tours are available.  Register online: http://htu.edu/campus-tour  Tours conducted throughout summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am to 2 pm.
LAMAR UNIVERSITY To schedule a tour, fill out the online schedule form: https://forms.lamar.edu/beacardinal/tour-forms/schedule-a-visit.html   Tours occur throughout the year on Monday through Friday at 10 am and 2 pm.
LONE STAR COLLEGE - CY-FAIR Individual tours do not need to be scheduled; they are walk-ins only. Students also have the opportunity to attend an open house event. Visit: http://www.lonestar.edu/15906.htm  Tours occur throughout the year. The first summer open house will occur on April 18, 11 am to 1:30 pm. Check back for more dates for summer open houses.
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY To schedule a tour, please fill out the online form: http://www.pvamu.edu/recruitment/campus-tours/tour-request/  Tour dates are limited. Click the link to the left to view available tour dates.
RICE UNIVERSITY Students can register for an information session or a student-led walking tour: http://futureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/What_You_Can_Do.asp#InfoSessions_CampusTours  Information sessions occur in the month of May. Walking tours are offered year-round Mondays through Fridays from 11 am to 3 pm.
SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY Multiple types of tours are available. To register, students may call, email or fill out an online form: http://www.shsu.edu/dept/visitors/tour.html  To find summer tour dates, visit the calendar of events: https://shsu.askadmissions.net/Portal/EI/Search 
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY  Tours can be scheduled online. For more information: https://admission.smu.edu/portal/dailyvisits  To view summer tour dates, check the calendar by following the link on the left.
SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Students can register for visit events, individual tours, or overnight stays.  For more information and to register: http://southwestern.edu/visit/  Summer tours occur throughout the week from 10 am to 1 pm.
ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY Group tours, residence hall tours, and individual campus tours are available.  For more information and to register online, visit: http://www.stedwards.edu/admission/visit-campus/undergraduate  Summer tours begin May 25 and are offered through August 24: Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and noon.
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIV  Weekday tours are available. Students must call (936) 468-2504 to schedule a tour. For more information, visit: http://www.sfasu.edu/2464.asp  Students should contact the university at the number provided to confirm summer tour dates.
TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY Campus tours are provided throughout the week at multiple times per day. Please call 254-968-9845 to schedule a tour. For more info: http://www.tarleton.edu/welcome/campustours.html  No specific dates. Tours conducted throughout year.
TEMPLE COLLEGE Tours can be scheduled online: http://www.templejc.edu/admissions/visit-campus/#tour  Tours are available Monday through Thursday, between 8 am and 4 p.m.
TEXAS A&M UNIV-CORPUS CHRISTI  For more information or to schedule a tour, visit: http://tour.tamucc.edu/student.html  Tour dates can be viewed on the calendar of events: https://enrollat.tamucc.edu/tour/campus_tour.php 
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Customized information sessions and tours are available. To schedule: http://campusvisit.tamu.edu/  Summer tours are available.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - GALVESTON  Daily tours are available. Please visit the following page for more info: http://www.tamug.edu/admrc/NoShow/Schedule%20Your%20Tour.html                                                                                                                            Summer tours are available.
The online registration form is available at: http://eforms.tamug.edu/OldFS/admissions/CampusTours.aspx 
TEXAS A&M UNIV-KINGSVILLE  Preview days (http://www.tamuk.edu/preview/index.html) and individual tours are available. To schedule a tour: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3sh20dz8/appointments  Tours are available throughout the year.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Daily campus visits are available (http://www.admissions.tcu.edu/Visit-TCU/Daily-Campus-Visit) as well as information sessions (http://www.admissions.tcu.edu/Visit-TCU/Monday-at-TCU). Tours are available throughout the year.
TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY Special admission events are available several times throughout the academic year. Walking campus tours for individuals and groups can be scheduled at the following link: http://tours.tsu.edu/Visitors/Home.aspx  Tours are available throughout the year.
TEXAS STATE T. C. WACO  College Preview and Open House days are available in the spring (http://www.waco.tstc.edu/visit/visitcolprev). Daily walking tours can be scheduled throughout the year. To schedule an individual tour, visit: https://www.waco.tstc.edu/visit/visitcoltourreg Tours are available throughout the year.
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY  Registration for campus tours is available at: http://www.admissions.txstate.edu/visit/campus-tours  Tours occur throughout the week (Monday to Friday) starting at 9 am, 11 am, and 2 pm.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Admission events for high school juniors (http://www.admissions.ttu.edu/index.php/category/juniors/) and high school seniors (http://www.admissions.ttu.edu/index.php/category/seniors/) are available.  To view campus tour dates and registration info, visit: http://www.admissions.ttu.edu/events  Tours occur throughout the year. Visit calendar of events webpage (http://www.admissions.ttu.edu/events).
TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY Several different tours are available for prospective students. For more information and registration instructions, follow the link and view the options under the blue "First-Year" button: http://www.twu.edu/admissions/visit-us.asp  Tours occur daily throughout the year.
TRINITY UNIVERSITY Multiple tours and information sessions are available: http://new.trinity.edu/admissions-aid/campus-visits-programs       Tours occur daily throughout the year.
 
To register for a daily tour: http://new.trinity.edu/admissions-aid/campus-visits-programs/register-today 
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Information regarding tours can be accessed here: http://www.uh.edu/admissions/connect/schedule-visit/                    Although registration for an individual tour is not necessary, it is preferred. Tours occur daily throughout the year.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN  Tours are given on a walk-in basis. For more information, visit: http://www.uhd.edu/admissions/visit_individual.html  Tours occur daily throughout year.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-VICTORIA To register for a tour, email tours@uhv.edu. For more information about individual tours of campus: https://uhv.edu/campus_maps.aspx  Email tours@uhv.edu  for specific dates.
UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR  Tours are offered year round Monday through Friday at 10:00am and 2:00pm based on availability, and on limited Saturdays at 11:00am, 12:00pm, and 1:00pm. Visit the website for more information (http://future.umhb.edu/campus-tours) or to register online (http://future.umhb.edu/campus-tour-registration). Tours occur daily throughout year.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS To register for a customized tour, visit: https://tours.unt.edu/signup  Tours are available throughout the summer.
UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS Tours are conducted at convenient times for prospective students. For more information or to register, visit: http://www.stthomas.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit/  Tours are available throughout the summer.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON  Information regarding tours (http://www.uta.edu/admissions/visit/tours-daily/) and online registration instructions (https://www.uta.edu/admissions/visit/tours-daily/register/index.php) are available.  Tours are available throughout the summer.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN For information on the details of specific sessions and tours click here: http://bealonghorn.utexas.edu/meetus/visit.  To register online for an event or tour, click here: https://mybealonghorn.utexas.edu/my/events Prospective freshmen sessions and tours take place numerous times throughout the summer.  See calendar of events.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS  Special admissions events (http://www.utdallas.edu/enroll/visit/events.php) are available to prospective students as well as individual walking tours (http://www.utdallas.edu/enroll/visit/tours.php?nocookies=false).  Tours are available daily in the summer.
 
To register: https://utdallas-events.edu.185r.net/Event/
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO  To view tour dates and to register online, visit: https://futureroadrunner.utsa.edu/Admissions/Pages/Events.aspx Tours are available daily in the summer.


The complete list available in this PDF.


Details for all Texas colleges and universities available in this PDF.

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 2014 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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