(Jan. 4, 2012) -- Volunteers are needed for UTSA participation in Student Aid Saturdays, a program to help students and families complete financial aid paperwork. The Saturday events are at sites around the city. The UTSA event to aid prospective students and their families will be 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 in the Business Building Computer Lab (2.01.20).
Volunteers for the UTSA and other events must go through training before the Saturday event. Training will be offered each Wednesday starting Jan. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Café College, 131 El Paso St., San Antonio, Texas, 78204, and Saturday, Jan. 21.
"This will be my third year hosting this event, but it is the first year the event has been publicized through Café College and the mayor's office," said Christopher Goldsberry, UTSA coordinator of financial aid outreach. "The UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services will be fanning out our staff to help assist at as many of these events as possible. Additionally, we will be helping students fill out both the FAFSA and TASFA, depending on their eligibility."
For more information, contact Christopher Goldsberry at 210-458-2802.
What you need to know: Volunteering for Student Aid Saturdays
About Student Aid Saturdays
Student Aid Saturdays is a partnership of the San Antonio Education Partnership, Generation TX and SA2020, and is managed by the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. The goal is to make this a rewarding volunteer activity by helping out students navigate their way to college. There is a direct correlation between students who apply for financial aid and then go on to college. Student Aid Saturdays is designed to help San Antonio achieve SA2020 goals of college readiness, high school graduation and college enrollment.
SA2020 is a community-wide effort to transform San Antonio over the next 10 years into one of the nation's great cities. The initiative aims to achieve its goals through programs to enhance arts and culture, safety, downtown development, economic competitiveness, education, family well-being, health and fitness, government accountability, civic engagement, natural resources and environmental sustainability, neighborhoods and growth management, and transportation.
Café College, 131 El Paso St., San Antonio, Texas, 78204, is a one-stop counseling service center in downtown San Antonio that provides college-admissions, financial-aid and general advice for students seeking to attend college.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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