College Preparation

Houston has great resources to help you get started down the path to college.

College Affordability Resources and Tools

Scholarships & Resources for Minority Students
This is a scholarship and resource page for minority students created by STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Service). They also have a set of academic and career resources to further help minority students throughout their college journey.

Resources and Scholarships for African-American Students

Scholarships and Resources for Hispanic and LatinX Students

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Online Law School Students
Earning a law degree opens professional doors. Scholarships and other forms of financial aid can help law school students obtain an online law degree with less debt.

EMERGE (Houston ISD, Aldine ISD, Klein ISD)
EMERGE empowers & prepares high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges & universities across the nation.

SWAG to College
SWAG’s vision is to close the achievement gap and ensure every underserved high school and college student has a pathway to reach their goals.They provide near-peer mentorship for underserved high school and college students to help them matriculate to college, graduate from college, and enter the workforce. SWAG to College Twitter Feed | SWAG to College Instagram Feed

High School Graduation Plan
Texas Education Agency: Texas Graduation Plans that breaks down the different types of graduation plans in the State of Texas, and list all requirements needed to graduate

Houston Public Libraries
Houston Public Libraries has many resources to help students with academic success. Students need a Library Card in order to access any of the resources. These resources include:

College for All Texans
College for All Texans shows different colleges within Texas and information on each of them. There are College Locator, college match up, States Net Price Calculator, apply to college, how ready are you?

Apply Texas
This sites allows you to research your options, apply using the Texas Common Application online, and saves the information so that you can use the application for several schools at once.

College Application Help
Use these helpful links to find step-by-step information about how to fill out the Texas Common Application.

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for grants, federal loans, scholarships, and other means of student aid that are offered.

  • Complete this advising form. staff will get back to you via phone or online within 48 hours to set up an appointment.  They can advise on college application/admission, financial aid, career planning, college transition, adult learners, and much more. 
  • FAFSA Help
    Browse this website to find FAFSA help including getting answers to general questions, learning about getting a PIN and how to obtain your student aid report, obtaining information about correcting or completing your FAFSA, and more.