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The Central Library and the Julia Ideson Building will be closed on September 22, 2022 for a city event. Find your nearest location.

cafécollege Houston

Located inside our Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning branch find a premier resource for youth, first time college seekers, and adult learners. Services are free and accessible with experienced staff available to ensure all learners are college and career ready.

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Services

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Help with Financial Aid
Assistance with applying for FAFSA, TASFA, scholarships, verification process, college expenses analysis, financial literacy and student loan guidance.

 

 

College Enrollment
Get help with application processes, admissions interviewing skills, essay writing, or transfer planning.
Career Online High School
Online high school diploma and career certification program. This program offers free enrollment to a limited number of qualified adult students.

LiteracyAdult Literacy Program
Join our free tutoring program designed to help adult readers gain proficiency in reading, fluency, spelling, comprehension, and vocabulary.

 

 

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Opportunities

Beginning a FAFSA/TASFA Application

The FAFSA determines eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid, while the TASFA can only determine eligibility for relevant state/institutional aid. Those completing a TASFA are ineligible for the federal Title IV program.


Business & Career Resources

Increasing awareness of career opportunities and assisting with planning of career paths through interest inventories, career assessment and exploration, career vs. college exploration, college degree plan exploration, resume building.

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Resources

Houston Health Department Internship Program    Hire Houston Youth    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Internship Program    Houston Municipal Courts Teen Court Program    Office of Naval Research Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

   QuestBridge College Prep Sallie Mae Scholarships    LULAC National Scholarship Fund    Scholarship Resources    Mike Rowe Works Foundation Scholarships

Career Online Highschool

Online Learning Research Guide    Center for Achieving a College Education Wesley Community Center      

Houston Independent School District News Blog    Legacy Community Health Newsroom          DePelchin Children's Center Blog

 UniversityHQ resources for new college students The Texas Application for State Financial Aid Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan Understanding Financial Aid  Texas OnCourse COVID19 resources for college planning

Workforce Solutions Youth Services uAspire college cost calculator Workforce Solutions Career Exploration Khan Academy Practice Tests Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council Apprenticeship Readiness Program

 

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