Financial Stability

Financial Aid Assistance



Find Money for College

Do you have big dreams for the future? We want to help make those dreams a reality, beginning with helping you find the money for college. Each year we assist more than 1,000 local students with the financial aid process so that they can fulfill their academic potential.

Our IRS-certified staff can answer questions about all aspects of financial aid, including school verification, IRS retrieval, ordering tax transcripts, dependent vs. independent status and more.

We do this by offering a variety of services:

 

Who is eligible?

Financial aid assistance is available to current or prospective college students with an annual income of $55,000 or less.

 

How much does it cost?

Financial aid assistance is free to all eligible students.

 

Locations

The main College Hub offices are at our Community Financial Center – North at 5900 Airport Blvd. We also see students at our Community Financial Center – South.

  • Community Financial Center – North

5900 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

(across from ACC Highland)

Bus routes 7, 10, 300, 320, 350

  • Community Financial Center – South

2600 W. Stassney Ln, Austin, TX 78745

(near the corner of Stassney and West Gate)

Bus routes 311, 238

 

Hours

Community Financial Center – North

CLOSED Sunday & Monday

Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm

Friday & Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

Community Financial Center – South

CLOSED Sunday & Monday

Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm

Friday & Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

 

How to sign up:

We accept walk-ins during open hours, but we recommend scheduling an appointment to make sure one of our College Hub experts is available to meet with you.

 



Learn more about Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Preparation The FAFSA is used to apply for federal financial aid (grants, work-study, loans). Colleges and universities require the FAFSA as the first step in the financial aid process. This application is also used to award some state and college aid. The FAFSA application is free and we will help you fill it out and inform you of your next steps. To find out more about Federal Student Aid, click here.

 

Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA) Preparation If you are not a permanent resident or U.S. Citizen you may still qualify for state financial aid through the TASFA. Students qualifying for state residency are eligible to apply for the TASFA and can schedule an appointment for free assistance. Find out if your school accepts the TASFA by checking Appendix A of the application. Learn more about the TASFA here. If you have received a Social Security number through Deferred Action (D.A.C.A.), you are also required to fill out this form for financial aid.

 

What to Bring

The FAFSA and TASFA both require personal and financial information. The information you need is determined by your status as either an independent or dependent student.

You are an independent student if:

  • You are 24 or older -or-
  • You are married -or-
  • You have dependents who receive more than half their support from you

You are a dependent student if:

  • You are under 24 years of age -and-
  • You are not married -and-
  • You do not have dependents who receive more than half their support from you

Once you determine your status, click here to see what you need to bring with you. »

 

Scholarship Mentoring

Volunteer Scholarship Mentors are matched one-on-one with teens and adults to guide them through the entire scholarship process from beginning to end. Mentors work with students to find scholarships, review applications and essays, and more, helping to prepare them for the rigors of academic life ahead.

Schedule an Appointment: Click here to schedule an appointment.
Phone: 512-610-4012

*When scheduling an appointment, please tell us when you are starting school, what college you plan to attend and if you know of any grants, scholarships or loans that you already qualify for.   We suggest you bring the following items if you have them. If you don’t have them, we’ll help you get organized!

1.) 3-ring binder

2.) Your resume

3.) A list of 3 references who might be willing to write you a letter of recommendation

4.) Login information for your FAFSA, your school’s online account and any scholarship applications you’ve already started

 

 

Scholarship Workshops

We will update this section when our next workshop is scheduled.