Financial Aid Night A Huge Success

Financial Aid Night A Huge Success
Posted on 02/11/2015
Financial Aid Night A Huge Success

Thank you for making Financial Aid Night a HUGE success!  The event was held on Monday, February 9th and very well attended.  The event addressed and served a need that the parents and students had; how to finance a postsecondary education.  For the most part our students were getting the entire Pell Grant allotment and loans.  Parents and students alike were excited to see that they were eligible to receive $5700.00 and didn’t have to pay it back.  A college education is within everyone’s reach. 

Parents appreciated the free income tax preparation provided by United Way of South Texas and Ms. Marlene Guerra’s students from Monte Alto.  A parent said “  Thank you, I just saved myself a lot of money”.   Families were able to complete their 2014 income tax return and proceed to the next room and complete their financial aid application.

Thanks,  Mr. Garcia for getting the additional sandwiches and pizzas, we had so many students we actually ran out of food; that was a good thing.  A great big thank you to Yolie Pena, Lisa Cabrera, Lisa Rodriguez, Erica Lopez, Diane Salinas, Beatrice Quintero, Ana Martinez,  and Annie Gonzalez for making personal contact with every migrant senior and inviting them to Financial Aid Night.  Mr. Orlando Salinas, we appreciate you making contact with the surrounding colleges.

The following schools were present to help with the actual completion of FAFSA applications:  UTPA; represented by Anabel Salamanca, Jennifer Soto and Gladys Fernandez, STC represented by Zachary Suarez, who worked with all our DACA students and helped prepare the TAFSA,  A & M Kingsville represented by Melissa Medina and Lucero Martinez, Llano Grande representative.  We appreciate Mr. Anibal Gonzalez and Ms. Cyndi Briseno’s assistance.   We wouldn’t be able to have the event in the CATE building if not for Ms. Lydia Gonzalez’ constant support and cooperation. 

A financial literacy night is scheduled for Feb. 26th  at the north high school building cafeteria from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Ms. Gladys Fernandez from UTPA will be presenting.   Our next goal is to educate the students on how to handle the money they will have access to.  See you there!

If you should have any questions feel free to call Mrs. Juanita Borrego at 956-262-0151.