You can continue your education after high school even if you and your parents cannot meet the total educational costs of post-secondary education, be it college, university, vocational or technical institute.
Money is available on a first-come-first-served basis to those who apply. This financial assistance may be in the following forms:
These are generally awarded based on academic ability, results of standardized tests (I.Q., SAT®, ACT, National Merit, etc.). Scholarships do not have to be repaid, and a STUDENT DOES NOT NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE A STRAIGHT "A" STUDENT TO QUALIFY.
These are awarded for specific reasons (minority student, winning a photography contest, speech contest, etc.). These do not have to be repaid.
Employment on- or off-campus. Wages paid directly to student or credited to his/her account (see Federal Work-Study Program listed under "Federal Programs" and Texas College Work- Study Program under "State Programs").
Educational loans are from various sources (see Loans "State" and "Federal" programs). Banks, foundations, unions, etc. also have loan programs. These loans usually have a lower rate of interest and must be repaid. Some loans will not require repayment until after you have completed your education. REMEMBER: Borrowing for educational expenses may be a necessity, but it may very well be the best investment you will ever make in your lifetime!
A convenient Net Price Calculator is provided on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s webpage to allow the general public the ability to research an estimated net price for the institution they plan to attend. This calculation is based on the individual student’s circumstances, and is an estimated net cost of attendance for the first-time entering full-time student. This net price calculation is defined as the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) minus estimated grant and scholarship aid: Net Price Calculator
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