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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.

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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

 

 

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UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

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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