High school seniors: Don’t miss your chance to talk to college experts

Preparing for college can be an intimidating task, but you don’t have to do it alone. The Coastal Bend College Cougar Connections team will visit area high schools to work with students planning to graduate this year. Experts in financial aid, student services and college admissions will be available to answer general questions about getting ready for college and questions specific to CBC.   

 Seniors can attend Cougar Connections to get professional assistance with filling out college and university applications for any institution in the U.S., including the Texas Common Application, used for admissions to Texas public institutions.

 Students will fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the first step to applying for financial aid. FAFSA is a national requirement for students seeking federal student loans and grants. It is frequently a requirement for school-specific and private scholarships.  

 Students need not plan to attend Coastal Bend College to participate in the workshop. It is recommended that all students planning to go on to a higher education institution and those who are uncertain of their plans after high school attend Cougar Connections.

 Those who participate will receive a free voucher for the ACCUPLACER (State of Texas alternative exam) and students will acquire a FAFSA pin number.

 Parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Parents will get assistance on getting a FAFSA pin number and get information that will help their seniors succeed in college.

 Cougar Connections are scheduled for the following dates:

 Sept. 28           Karnes City High School (Financial Aid and Admission)

Sept. 29           BISD/The Academy at Maddera: To be held at CBC Beeville Campus (All Sessions)

Oct. 6              Falfurrias High School (Financial Aid and Student Services)

Oct. 13            Alice High School (Admission Session)

Oct. 27            A.C. Jones High School with CBC Rocks at CBC Beeville Campus (Admission and Student Services)

Oct. 27            Karnes City High School with CBC Rocks at CBC Beeville Campus (Admission and Student Services)

Nov.  3             Pleasanton High School (Admission Session)

Nov. 10            H.M. King High School (Financial Aid and Student Services)

Nov. 11            H.M. King High School (Admission Session)

Nov. 17            Alice High School (Financial Aid and Student Services)

Dec.  8                         Pleasanton High School (Financial Aid and Student Services)

For more information about Cougar Connections, please contact Amy Gonzales at (361) 354-2581 or gonzalesa@coastalbend.edu.

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