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College Scholarships and Financial Aid

A major factor in the process for many families is how to pay for college. While the sticker price can sometimes deter students from considering a school, know that financial aid and scholarships can make a college experience possible. We encourage families to apply for financial aid via FAFSA starting on October 1 each fall. 

Below is a list of financial aid and scholarship resources that families can review as they consider their college options. 

Scholarship Websites

big future

Cappex

Fastweb

Studentaid.gov

Raise.me

Unigo

Myscholly

College Board Scholarship Partners

Hazlewood Act

The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees.

financial aid resources

FAFSA

texas tuition promise fund

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund is designed to help families and individuals prepay for all or some future tuition and required fees at any two- or four-year Texas public college or university. Account holders purchase Tuition Units, which represent a fixed amount of undergraduate resident tuition and required fees charged by Texas public colleges and universities. The number of units needed varies depending on the school, but generally 100 units represents 30 semester hours, which is considered to be one academic year.

 

Contact College Guidance

Director of College Guidance
Vanessa Beene
vbeene@bdcs.org
214 339 6561 x4020