Scholarships

Please see the CPHS Counseling Services Financial Aid and Scholarships page for current, ongoing, local, etc. scholarship opportunities.

Quick Links

The financial aid process can be quite daunting, especially for families who are navigating college for the first time. Studentaid.ed.gov is a very informative website that contains the most accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date information regarding financial aid. Students and parents can browse the website for information, but we've also highlighted topics that are frequently asked about:


General Info

Federal Aid at a glance

Student Aid Eligibility

Aid for military families

Financial Aid Myths

Common FAFSA mistakes

Required Parent Info


Grants & Scholarships

Federal Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant

Work-Study Programs


Loans

Federal Student Loan Programs

Federal vs. Private Loans

Steps to take out a loan


Free Tuition Based on Family Income

Angelo State - Blue & Gold Guarantee

Lamar University - Lamar Promise

Midwestern State University - Mustang Guarantee

Sam Houston State University - Bearkat Promise

Stephen F. Austin - Purple Promise

Tarleton State University - Texan Tuition Guarantee

Texas A&M - Aggie Assurance

Texas State - Bobcat Promise

Texas Tech University - Red Raider Guarantee

University of Houston - Cougar Promise

University of North Texas - Emerald Eagle Scholars

UT Dallas - Tuition Promise

UT San Antonio - UTSAccess Program

West Texas A&M - Buff Promise


Additional Resources:

  • College for All Texans is one of the most comprehensive resources for students and parents. It includes links and information about preparing for, applying to, and paying for college or technical school.
  • Try Mapping Your Future for financial aid, school searches, and career-planning information
  • For lots of information on financial aid, try FinAid
  • To create an auto-search for scholarships based on your qualifications, create a profile on Fastweb
  • Get Schooled has college prep tools, college tour resources, and information about application essays for current high school students.
  • And of course, use Naviance for college search tools, scholarship searches, and the ability to save information to your account.

Online Courses to Extend Learning

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