Area high school students and their families can discover opportunities to make college more affordable on Thursday, Oct. 10 when the University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria College and other GenTX-Victoria partners present GenTX Way to Pay Day.
The free event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the UHV University Center located at 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.
“We are delighted to have our area high school students on the UHV campus,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “While postsecondary education or training can be expensive, it also can be managed to the point of being affordable. Students should start by getting counseling on the opportunities available to them and then get assistance with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that will open up doors for them. GenTX is vital to the future of this state, and we are proud to be a part of the partnership here in Victoria.”
During the event, students can attend a “Find Your Way to Pay” presentation, complete a college application, get help with scholarship applications and essays, and submit the FAFSA with assistance from a college financial aid counselor. To complete the FAFSA – an important first step to exploring available financial aid options – students and parents will need their 2018 tax return and Social Security number.
“Anyone who wants to learn more about paying for college is welcome to attend the come-and-go event,” said Darin Kazmir, co-chair of the GenTX-Victoria Steering Committee. “We’ve also worked with Victoria East, Victoria West, Bloomington and Calhoun high schools to offer arrival times for each of their seniors in order to accommodate as many students as possible.”
GenTX-Victoria, a part of the statewide Generation TX movement, is a communitywide collaboration aimed at encouraging an entire generation of Texans to pursue education or training after high school. Local GenTX events are financially supported by Dow, the lead sponsor, as well as UHV, VC, Victoria Independent School District and Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent.
For more information, call (361) 573-3291 or visit www.Facebook.com/GenerationTxVictoria