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Brazos Education Foundation

Office Hours are Monday - Friday (8:30 am - 5 pm) and after hours by appointment.

Office Location
5609 Crosslake Parkway
Waco, TX 76712
Phone 254-297-7462

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (aka FAFSA) opened Oct. 1, 2021, for the 2022-2023 school year. And in a year where change feels near constant, the FAFSA application has undergone a few tweaks as well.

Kalman Chany, the president and founder of Campus Consultants, a firm that guides families through the financial aid process, provides a breakdown of why families should pay extra close attention to this year’s application.

here are several iconic images when people think of a college campus. A vast green quad filled with students and sun. Tree-lined paths leading to stately buildings. A professor overseeing a lecture hall of undergraduates. You would have to add to those images the university dormitory, more commonly referred to today as the "residence hall" to emphasize the building's place as a center of student life. Your visit to campus is an opportunity to check it out for yourself. Some schools offer general tours that include a stop inside; others provide separate residence hall tours that are timed so as not to disrupt student life and learning. In either case, there is a lot you can learn in a walk-through of a residence hall to help with your search for colleges.

The Biden Administration has given student loan borrowers another reprieve on their repayments and collections, granting them a “final extension” until January 31, 2022. Set to expire at the end of September, the pause will instead buy some 40 million individuals with outstanding debt and interest a further window to potentially save some money and be in a better position to start payments again next year.

While women have always been highly active and engaged in giving back, a new study about women and philanthropy by Fidelity Charitable depicts how the pandemic took many donors’ generosity to even higher levels.

Four of the Top 10 community colleges recognized for excellence by the Aspen Institute are in Texas. San Antonio College was named the best of the bunch and winner of the $600,000 top prize – given every two years by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he is allocating $94.6 million in federal COVID-19 relief money for higher education programs to support students as they continue to navigate college during the pandemic.

Nearly 40% of graduating students say they will continue their educations rather than try to enter a tumultuous job market, according to a new report released by BestColleges.com.

New research from Washington State and Virginia Commonwealth shows positive outcomes from robust interaction with animals, particularly dogs.

Award displacement happens when receiving one form of financial aid, such as a private scholarship, results in a reduction of other forms of financial aid. This document discusses the best ways to deal with this issue.

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts will be hosting public webinars about the Texas College Savings Plans, Prepaid College Tuition Plan and Scholarship Opportunities. 

Brazos Education Foundation
Office Location
5609 Crosslake Parkway
Waco, TX 76712
Phone 254-297-7462

Office Hours are Monday - Friday (8:30 am - 5 pm) and after hours by appointment.

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