May 4 is GenTX Day: 
Wear your college t-shirt to
salute college-bound students!

GenTX DayYou can help to create a college-going culture in Texas by doing these three things on GenTX Day, May 4:
  1.  Wear your favorite college T-shirt
  2. Spread the word about GenTX Day
  3. Connect with others and share your higher education story
Read more about the GenTX Day statewide event

Financial Aid Saturdays: 
Volunteers rally to help students and their parents apply for college aid 

San Antonio pep rallyStudents who complete a financial aid application are more likely to go to college.  To boost financial aid application rates in the Dallas and San Antonio areas, volunteers in the Texas College Access Network (TxCAN) offered financial aid workshops on Saturdays to high school students and their parents. The pilot programs met with huge success.

Super Saturday in Dallas: Hundreds receive help in applying for college financial aid

Student Aid Saturdays in San Antonio: A community invests in higher education

Senior-Year Plan aims for college applications from 100 percent of GEAR UP/STAR grads

Own Your FutureClassroom lessons, a smartphone app, a senior-year checklist, monthly application instructions, and mascot costumes are just some of the tools being used in a pilot program to ensure that graduating GEAR UP/STAR seniors apply to college. 

Read more about the STAR Senior-Year Plan

May 2012

The College for All Texans Foundation

Our mission is to increase participation and success in higher education for all Texans.

The Foundation is a support organization for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in raising awareness and financial support for its Closing the Gaps initiative.


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Success by Degrees is published by the College for All Texans Foundation and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to share information on Texas' federal College Access Challenge Grant to these college access and success programs: GradTX, Advise TX, AVID, College for All Texans, Comprehensive Student Services, Work-study Mentorship Program, and GenTX.

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