University of Virginia/THECB Texting Campaign
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board wants students in Texas to be aware of their college and financial aid options. As part of our efforts to help students to and through college, we have partnered with the University of Virginia to send text messages with important information about steps students can take to enroll in college and apply for financial aid. By sending these text messages, we hope to inform students and families about important changes to the timing of when students can apply for financial aid, and to connect students and families to useful college and financial aid planning resources. If wish not to receive texts, you must reply with the word ‘STOP' only (no punctuation, no additional wording). Adding words to your reply, such as ‘stop texting me' or texting a variation of stop such as ‘remove my name from your list' may result in you receiving additional texts. Also, if your message includes a signature line or any emojis, it may interfere with how your reply is interpreted.
If you continue receiving texts after replying ‘STOP', please contact CRI@thecb.state.tx.us. To expedite the process, please include your name and cell phone number in the email.
To learn more about college and financial aid, visit one of the following resources:
- College for All Texans - www.collegeforalltexans.com
- A resource for students, military, and adult learners filled with helpful information such as checklists, tips, saving plans, financial aid and more.
- Compare College | TX - www.comparecollegetx.com
- Compare colleges side-by-side on key measures such as tuition & fees, completion rates, and average salaries after college.
- Financial Aid Hotline - 1-888-311-8881
- A resource for schools, students, and families who have questions about financial aid eligibility, the application process, state financial aid programs, education-related tax benefits, and more.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid - www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Learn all about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Generation TX - www.gentx.org
- A resource where students, and their families can find helpful information from taking the right classes and tests, to applying to colleges, and finding the money to pay for college.
- GradTX- www.gradtx.org
- A program designed to help adults return to college and finish their bachelor's degree
- Texas Crews - www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/txcrews/
- The Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS) is an interactive dashboard tool providing comparative information about Texas public 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions.