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College Readiness


Ms. Kidd, North Texas Academic & Alumni Counselor

College & Career Planning: 

Military Branches 

Alumni Support 

Lone Star Dual Credit

Today's Military: This website, Today's Military, provides comprehensive information about the different branches of military service, planning considerations, and guidance.

Texas OnCourse: This website is a Texas tri-agency collaboration that serves as a hub for college and career readiness resources for students, parents, and educators on behalf of three state agencies: TEA, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas Workforce Commission.

College Board Big FutureThe CSS Profile, is a College Scholarship Service Profile, is an online application created and maintained by the United States-based College Board that allows college students to apply for non-federal financial aid. The CSS Profile is FREE for eligible students.
CollegeBoard CSS Profile BigFuture is the College Board's free college planning tool, designed to support students like you from your first thoughts about college to your first day on campus. BigFuture will help you: Handle the college planning process. Find the college where you'll thrive.
Texas Workforce Commission: Texas Workforce Commission ( TWC ) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor's economic development strategy.

College Week Live: Learn all about your dream university.  Connect with admissions representatives today. Through their virtual college fairs finding your dream school is easy!

Own Your Own Future: This website has specifically tailored college and career preparation information for students, parents, and teachers, Information is organized around four categories of resources: WHY go to college, PREP for college, FIND a college, and PAY for College. Individualized resources and pathways are explored for each grade level from seventh through twelfth grade.

Virtual TSIA Exams

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What is FAFSA?

To be considered for federal student aid for the 2020–21 award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form between Oct. 1, 2019, and 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2021. Any FAFSA corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 11, 2021.

To access FAFSA application, please visit here: FAFSA Application


What is TASFA?

The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is used to collect information to help determine eligibility for state financial aid programs that are administered by institutions of higher education in the state of Texas. Students that are classified as a Texas Resident who cannot apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to complete the TASFA. To review the FAFSA filing requirements, visit or visit the financial aid office at the institution you plan to attend.

To access TASFA application, please visit here: TASFA Application