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With the constantly growing community concerns regarding COVID-19 , we are moving forward with some preventative actions to help achieve the CDC recommendation of “Social Distancing”.

Until further notice, cafécollege Houston will be closed to the general public however, we are still providing remote advising services by phone at 832-393-1737 and or by email at cafe.college@houstontx.gov.

To better assist you please complete the Request an Advising Session form.

Please note, all calls and emails will be responded to in order given a 48 hour turnaround time frame.


Whether you want to attend college to get a degree or work on a certificate in a professional trade, we are here to guide you through every step.

We offer free services to help you decide on a career, apply to college, and find the financial aid you need

You’re never too young or old to get started.


Services Offered


Career Planning

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.

College Entry and Enrollment

Increasing awareness of higher education opportunities and assisting with college admissions policies and application processes, college admissions interview skills essay writing, resume building, test prep; SAT, ACT, TSI, admissions application assistance, transfer planning.

Financial Aid

Providing information on financial aid resources, and assisting with applying for FAFSA, TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid), and scholarships, verification process assistance, college expenses analysis, financial literacy, award package breakdown, and student loan assistance.

Helpful Career Resources




Start Your 2020-2021 Financial Aid Application Today

 No appointment necessary.



Complete your FAFSA/TASFA at cafécollege Houston! Just bring:

1. Your 2018 Tax Returns

2. Your Social Security Number or a Registration Number if you’re not a U.S. citizen

If you are a dependent student, you will need your parent/legal guardian(s) information stated above.



Federal Student Aid Special Announcement: 

Coronavirus Information 

Students will need to request emergency aid by contacting their institution financial aid office directly.

If you’re concerned about your studies or loan repayment, we can help you understand what to do in certain circumstances. We’ll be adding information for students, borrowers, and parents on a regular basis, so please check frequently.

For more information please visit the Federal Student Aid website by clicking link below.


Understand Financial Aid

Check out our step-by-step guide to applying for aid, receiving aid, and paying back student loans.
Click on the Federal Student Aid link below to learn more.

Types of Financial Aid

Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships help make college or career school affordable.

Click on the Federal Student Aid link below to learn more.



Our hours of operation are:

Sunday – Monday | CLOSED

Tuesday – Wednesday | 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday  | 12 pm – 7 pm

Friday – Saturday | 1 pm – 5 pm

Learn About Our Services

From career to college, we’re here to help! See what services we offer!

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  • College Admission Assistance
  • Financial Aid Guidance
  • Career Exploration
  • College Applications
  • Workshops & One-On-One Advising
  • SAT & ACT Preparation
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • And more!


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There are no upcoming events at this time.


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