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(Jan. 23, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services will host the fourth annual Student Aid Saturday event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26 in the Business Building Computer Lab (2.01.20) at the UTSA Main Campus. Free and open to the general public, the session will provide one-on-one counseling and computer access to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

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. There is a direct correlation between students who apply for financial aid and then go on to college. Student Aid Saturdays helps San Antonio achieve SA2020 goals of college readiness, high school graduation and college enrollment.

SA2020 is a community-wide effort to transform San Antonio into one of the nation’s great cities by the year 2020. 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 and 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.

For more information, visit the UTSA Financial Aid website.


Required documents to bring to Student Aid Saturday include:

  • 2012 (preferred) or 2011 tax returns/W2s
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver's license number (if you have one)

Other items that may be required:

  • Alien Registration Receipt card (if applicable)
  • Knowledge of federal benefits received such as Supplemental Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and Welfare
  • Records of child support paid
  • Records of taxable earnings from Federal Work-Study or other need-based work programs
  • Records of student grant, scholarship and fellowship aid including AmeriCorps awards that were included in your (or your parents') Adjusted Gross Income
  • Stock, bond and other investment records
  • Business and farm records



Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

White Bound: Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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