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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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Help with Financial Aid

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

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College Enrollment

Get help with application processes, admissions interviewing skills, essay writing, or transfer planning.

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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.

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Adult 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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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.

College & 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 and resume building.

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