Rep. Gene Green to host paying for college workshop

Paying for College Tips Expected to Air on Univision Tonight

Monday, January 31, 2011 8:08 am EST



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United States Congressman Gene Green's Office issued the following news release on Jan. 23, 2011.

Portions of the presentation are expected to air on Univison's channel 45 in Houston, TX area at 10 p.m. and presenter Sergio Gonzalez will answer paying for college questions for the Spanish-speaking audience.

Rep. Gene Green To Host Paying For College Workshop

Rep. Gene Green (TX-29) will hold a workshop to provide current high school students with information on opportunities for post-graduation. The workshop is coordinated with The Sallie Mae Fund to encourage students to consider a career in service and to advise parents and students on ways to afford college.

Rep. Green’s Paying for College Workshop is in collaboration with The Sallie Mae Fund to provide parents and students with information on how to finance their college education. It will have admissions and financial aid experts offering information about accessing grants, scholarships, government sponsored loans, and other financial aid information. Students and parents will receive free financial planning and paying for college resources. The Sallie Mae Fund will be giving a junior or senior student the chance to win a $500 scholarship at the workshop. Those wishing to attend the workshop may RSVP at or sign up on site.

Research conducted by The Sallie Mae Fund shows that three out of four young adults have indicated that had they been aware of their financial aid options, they would have continued their education. A lack of financial aid knowledge among low-income and minority populations creates barriers to higher education.

WHAT: Paying for College Workshop

Hosted by Rep. Gene Green and The Sallie Mae Fund

*The financial aid process * Admissions process *Scholarships *Grants

WHEN: Monday, January 31, 2011


WHERE: Galena Park High School Auditorium

1000 Keene St

Galena Park, TX 77547

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