College for all Texans phone bank helps students pay for college - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

College for all Texans phone bank helps students pay for college

AUSTIN, TX (KCBD) -

The 2013 "College Affordability Phone Bank" is an outreach effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) – a state agency - and Texas colleges and universities that focuses on three critical messages for the primary audience of students and families of Texas:   

1. College is affordable for all families;

2. College is an investment;

3. There's more to college than just a four-year degree.  

Despite the troubled US economy, there's still lots of money available for a college education in the form of outright grants and scholarships (free money), college work study programs and low interest student loans. But students must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to unlock the door.  

That's why the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board hosted the "College for Texans" phone bank this week in Austin. It's a program to help students and parents get helpful information on how to pay for college. NewsChannel 11's Christy Hartin was in Austin Monday and was live during newscasts.

The phone bank number to call is 1-888-311-8881, or for more information click here to visit the College for all Texans website.

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