News & Updates
Updated: September 11, 2017
The College Board will offer a free October SAT registration, and a CSS Profile fee waiver to students affected by Hurricane Harvey.
We recognize this is an incredibly challenging time as you work to recover from the storm. We are taking this step to support students and families who are struggling as a result of the hurricane.
The free October SAT registration and CSS Profile fee waiver are for students who are experiencing hardship and/or displacement due to the hurricane and are in an area designated by FEMA. Please scroll down for the list of FEMA counties.
- Students who are registered for the October SAT should call Customer Service to receive a refund of their registration and late fee. Students can register and contact Customer Service through September 27. To reach SAT Customer Service, please call 866.756.7346.
- For the CSS Profile fee waiver, students should go to cssprofile.org, complete their application, and the system will automatically apply eligibility rules. To reach CSS Profile Customer Service, please call 844.202.0524.
We hope this measure can ease some worry for students and help their college-going plans proceed as smoothly as possible. Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent hurricanes, and we hope for the safety of people in the affected areas. We will continue to update this page with information about additional supports.
Texas Counties Designated by FEMA: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton
Start Your 2018-2019 Financial Aid Application Early!
Every Saturday in October will be designated as FAFSA /TASFA Saturdays at cafécollege.
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.
To complete a FAFSA/TASFA for the 2018—2019 school year, bring the following:
1) 2016 Tax Returns
2) Your Social Security Number or A Registration Number (If you are not a U.S. citizen)
3) If you are a dependent student you will need the same information above for your parent/legal guardian(s).
cafe college Houston will be open for full service but limited hours
9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday through Saturday
NEW FAFSA changes effective October 1, 2016. cafécollege staff is available to assist with FAFSA/TASFA completion anytime during regular hours of operation. Every Saturday in October will be designated as FAFSA Saturdays at cafécollege. To complete a FAFSA/TASFA for the 2016-2017 school year, bring the following: 1) 2015 Tax Returns, 2) Your Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number (If you are not a U.S. citizen), and 3) If you are a dependent student you will need the same information above for your parent(s). NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.
cafécollege Houston participated in Turnaround Houston! at Denver Harbor Community Center on May 26, 2016.
Turnaround Houston! is an initiative launched by Mayor Sylvester Turner in efforts to address the barriers to employment that many Houstonians face. Turnaround Houston offers access to job training, resume writing, tattoo removal, social service agencies, educational institutions, counseling and intervention to help hard to employ Houstonians turn their lives around.
“Tucked inside the Carnegie Neighborhood Library, there’s a new brightly decorated lounge. It’s decked out with a red sofa, funky colored armchairs and dozens of college pennants.” –Laura Isensee
cafécollege was opened on Saturday December 5 with Mayor Annise Parker, Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez, Project GRAD President & CEO Dr. Ann B. Stiles and Director of Houston Public Library Dr. Rhea Lawson.
“Applying to the right college is difficult, even if you are a top student. But for qualified students without college-educated parents, the application process can be a barrier. Counselors, acting in their role as academic advisers, can help promote student success. But counselors in Texas public schools are generally overloaded.” –Houston Chronicle