GenTX event to address college affordability
Oct. 9, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.
Updated Oct. 10, 2017 at 3:14 p.m.
Area students and families can discover opportunities to make college more affordable.
The University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria College and other partners will present GenTX Way to Pay Day on Thursday.
GenTX-Victoria, a part of the statewide Generation TX movement, is a communitywide collaboration aimed at encouraging an entire generation of Texans to purse education or training after high school, according to a news release.
The "Find Your Way to Pay" presentations will be offered at 5:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 6:10 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.
The presentation will cover tips on scholarship searches, submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid with assistance from a college financial aid counselor and completing a college application.
Students and parents will need their 2016 tax return and Social Security number to complete the application.
"This is a great opportunity for anyone who needs assistance with the FAFSA or just wants to learn about their options to help pay for college," said Darin Kazmir, co-chair of the GenTX-Victoria Steering Committee. "VC and UHV financial aid counselors will work one-on-one with students to help them complete the FAFSA, an important first step to exploring available financial aid options."