GenTX event to address college affordability

Gabriella Canales By Gabriella Canales

Oct. 9, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.
Updated Oct. 10, 2017 at 3:14 p.m.

Victoria East High School senior Angel Banks, 19, gets assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid from Billy Lagal, of the UHV admissions office, during GenTX Way to Pay Day in 2016.

Victoria East High School senior Angel Banks, 19, gets assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid from Billy Lagal, of the UHV admissions office, during GenTX Way to Pay Day in 2016.   Advocate File Photo for The Victoria Advocate

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."


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