If you are planning for college in San Antonio, you most likely have a huge number of questions, queries, and concerns. It can be difficult to know just where to begin, which is why we have compiled this list of resources. Whether you are going to a San Antonio college or a vocational school, you should find plenty in this list that is useful for you.
Most students use some sort of financial aid to pay for their education. To start the process, you should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and find out what you may be eligible for in terms of federal student loans, grants, and work-study opportunities. A few examples of these, along with resources other types of aid available for students in San Antonio, are:
- Federal Pell Grant program
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program
- Federal Perkins Loan program
- Federal Stafford Loans
- Federal Parent PLUS Loans
- Sallie Mae student loans
- College Access Loans (CALs)
- State of Texas financial aid
- Texas Match the Promise Foundation
- Texas scholarships
Almost all schools and colleges in San Antonio require students to hold a high school diploma before they can enroll in a program. If you never finished high school, your best option is to gain the equivalent: a General Education Development (GED). To receive a GED, you must pass an exam. Prepare using study materials and practice tests, both of which you can find online. When you are ready, email the GED Testing Center in San Antonio to apply for the exam.
San Antonio Colleges and Schools
Now you are prepared for school, it is time to find the right institution for you. Here are a few colleges and trade schools in San Antonio to consider:
- Alamo Colleges — San Antonio College
- University of Texas at San Antonio
- University of the Incarnate Word
- UT Health Science Center San Antonio
- St. Mary’s University
- Everest Institute San Antonio
- Milan Institute
- Southern Careers Institute
- Kaplan College
After you have graduated, it is time to find a job. Although your San Antonio college or trade school may provide you with some job seeking and preparation services, here are some additional resources for resume writing and interview tips. Plus, you may like to take advantage of the Training for Job Success program offered by the City of San Antonio.
Finally, the cafécollege Center and website have some great information for students planning to study or already studying in San Antonio.
This list of resources will help you throughout your time as a student in San Antonio, up until your graduation. Keep it on hand to refer to the links when you need them most.