College Hub

Financial Aid & College Coaching



Achieve your dreams of higher education

Our free services can help you explore your educational options and navigate the college admissions process. We help students identify and address barriers to college success while providing educational resources and support. We understand that the path to earning a college degree looks different for all students and we are available to help you achieve your educational goals.

 

We’re here to help you succeed!

 

Our College Hub experts are bilingual and tax-certified, and we provide individualized support to each student that includes:

  • Navigate the college admissions process

  • Apply for and manage financial aid

  • Overcome challenges faced while earning a college certificate or degree

  • Connect with additional resources at Foundation Communities and in the community

Click here to schedule an appointment now

Who is eligible?

College Hub services are available to current or prospective college students with an annual income of $55,000 or less. We specialize in adults and those who have had a gap in their educational journey.

 

How much does it cost?

College Hub services are free to all eligible students.

 

Locations

Our College Hub offices are at our two Community Financial Centers:

  • 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, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

Community Financial Center – South

CLOSED Sunday & Monday

Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm

Friday, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

*The College Hub will be closed at both locations for the Thanksgiving holiday 11/22 – 11/24, and will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, 11/27.*

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.

Click here to schedule an appointment with one of our college coaches»

  • For more information: 

  • If you have any questions about our services, please call us at 512-610-4012 or email us at collegehub@foundcom.org

 



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. »