Our goal at the College Hub is to support those who face barriers to higher education and career readiness, so that all students in Central Texas have the tools to realize their goals – from application to graduation and beyond.
The College Hub is the only place in Austin where all prospective and current college students can receive free help in their journey toward a credential or degree. Work one-on-one with a college coach to apply for college, enroll in classes, explore degree pathways, and complete financial aid and scholarship applications. Whatever it is you need, we’re here to help you succeed!
FINANCIAL AID AND COLLEGE COACHING
The financial aid application for the 2022-2023 school year opens on October 1, 2021. The financial aid priority deadline for many Texas schools will be mid-January 2022.
Our bilingual, tax-certified team of college coaches can help you apply for and manage financial aid – including provide support in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) – as well as verification paperwork. We can also help you review your financial aid package and make sure you have a plan to pay for school.
Beyond financial aid, come see us to explore your educational options, navigate the college admissions process, search and apply for scholarships, map out a path to graduation, and connect with resources across Foundation Communities and in the community. We understand that postsecondary education looks different for each student, and we are here to help you create a plan for accomplishing your goals.
Tuesday – Thursday: 10am-7pm, by appointment
Friday and Saturday: 9am-1pm, by appointment
Sunday and Monday: CLOSED
The Succeed program provides a clear pathway into and through college for students who may face barriers to completing a college degree. Join the year-long program to work one-on-one with a college coach, receive matched savings for tuition, and access a range of support services as you work toward a degree or certificate.
If you are interested in joining Succeed, click here to apply.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis each semester.
Free Minds is a year-long college course in the humanities that gives adults living on low to moderate incomes a chance to harness their intellectual power. Tuition, books, child care and meals on class nights, and supportive services are provided at no cost. Classes are led by some of Austin’s best professors, and students receive six credit hours from Austin Community College upon completion. Free Minds is a chance to take those first steps into the college classroom through a supportive learning community.
THE CAREER PROJECT
Foundation Communities is working with local partners to connect adults with opportunities to go back to school, make more money, or start a new career. These opportunities are designed for people supporting families or navigating busy schedules. Fill out the interest form to find the path that’s right for you!
Contact College Hub:
Email: [email protected]
Click here to learn more about what College Hub students have accomplished.
Meet Our Staff
- Brianna McDonough, College Hub Program Manager
- Amelia Pace-Borah, Free Minds Coordinator
- Gabriela Caballero, College Hub Program Coordinator
- Jaime Ayala, Student Services Coordinator
- Alexander Jaén, College Hub Youth Program Coordinator
- Wendy Garza, College Hub Program Coordinator
- Yesenia Diaz, College Hub Program Coordinator
- Taylor Kirby, Free Minds Community Liaison
- Madison Fassett, AmeriCorps Job Coach