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Scholarship Information

“Tuition Promise” Programs

These universities provide scholarship/grant money to cover all tuition and fees to qualifying students. Students must be admitted to the university first. To apply, submit the FAFSA by March 1.  Click on the name of the school for more details.

Federal and State Grant Programs

Grant (free) money awarded to students based on financial need. To apply, submit the FAFSA by March 1.

  • Pell Grant award chart - free money from the federal government for students with an EFC up to $4,716
  • TEXAS Grant - free money from the state of Texas for students with an EFC up to $4,000

Student Loan Information 

The best student loans are offered by the government through the college’s Financial Aid Office. Students must qualify for these loans and apply through the FAFSA application.

  • Direct Loans - Low interest student loan provided by the federal government.  “Subsidized” loans are interest-free while the student is in college. “Unsubsidized” accrue interest while the student is in college.  Flexible repayment plans are available.
  • Texas B-on-Time Loans - Low interest student loan provided by the state of Texas for qualifying students.  These loans are interest-free while the student is in college and may be forgiven if the student meets certain requirements.

Note:  If you do not qualify for the loans listed above, the loan listed below is a great alternative offered by the state of Texas.  This loan has its own application and requires a credit check.  Most students will require a co-signer.Click on the name of the loan for a link to more information and to the loan application.

Homework Websites

  • Homework Center - Help with homework in many subjects                                                                       
  • Math - Math homework help and practice math questions
  • U.S. Government - Government made easy
  • Quotes - 13,000 quotes listed by author                                                                                             
  • Dictionary- A free online dictionary                                                                                                          
  • Bing - A collection of photos & videos for school projects
  • BibMe - Bibliography maker
  • number2.com - Online SAT/ACT Preparation

College 101 Links

Academic Summer Programs

  • Texas Governor’s School - The Texas Governor’s School is a FREE (except for transportation to and from, and personal expenses) three week intensive summer educational program, open to rising juniors. This program will focus on enriching and developing a student’s abilities in science and technology as well as exploring the impacts of these fields on past, present, and future societies including ethics, history, and the arts. Applications due March 12. FOR RISING JRs ONLY.
  • The McCombs Future Executive Academy (MFEA) is your chance to discover what a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and a career in business could mean for you. Spend a week in June, all expenses paid, at the top-rated McCombs School of Business on The University of Texas at Austin campus. You will live in a residence hall; meet faculty, business professionals and other students interested in business; attend hands-on workshops; take field trips to Austin-area companies; and create a real marketing plan for a local business. Join us and make new friends, become familiar with the amazing UT campus and begin building skills now that you can use to succeed at school and on the job. The McCombs High School Summer Programs are open to students with strong interests in business.   Fifty students will be selected to attend each session. Outstanding African-American, Hispanic and Native American students, as well as those who have overcome any social or economic hardship, are strongly encouraged to apply. All students are welcome to apply. Deadline is usually in mid-April.
  • Do you think accounting is boring? Find out what accountants really do in the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP). Spend a week in July, all expenses paid, at the top-rated McCombs School of Business on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Learn about diverse careers in accounting, from working at one of the Big 4 to the FBI.  You will live in a residence hall; meet faculty, business professionals and other students interested in accounting; attend hands-on workshops; and take field trips to Austin-area firms. Make new friends, become familiar with the amazing UT campus and start thinking about how a degree in accounting can really add up. The McCombs High School Summer Programs are open to students with strong interests in business.   Fifty students will be selected to attend each session. Outstanding African-American, Hispanic and Native American students, as well as those who have overcome any social or economic hardship, are strongly encouraged to apply. All students are welcome to apply. Deadline is usually in mid-April.