Empowering Our Students

When we help more students graduate with credentials of value, we ultimately increase Texans’ opportunities to succeed, while also bolstering Texas’ ability to flourish. Students are at the center of our state’s strategic plan for higher education, Building a Talent Strong Texas, which strives to ensure 60% of Texans ages 25 to 64 receive a credential of value by 2030. 

We are invested in the postsecondary and economic success of Texans, no matter their stage of life or pathway. Our work connects students – including working adults – to credentials that offer purpose in the economy, value in the labor market, and opportunities for good jobs and meaningful careers.  

Our resources help students through each stage of their postsecondary journey: understanding career opportunities, planning their pathway, paying for their education, and pursuing work-based learning opportunities.  

Across all of our work in supporting students, we are committed to equity. Texas is one of the youngest and most diverse states. If we’re not advancing our goals for student success equitably, we cannot meet those goals.  

Planning for College

Texas OnCourse

As Texas’ definitive resource for college and career planning, Texas OnCourse connects high school and college level advisors and educators with free tools and resources to ensure their students succeed.  

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ADVi is a chatbot, backed by a team of knowledgeable advisors, that can answer students’ questions in real time about attending college, returning to college, financial aid, and more.  

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College For All Texans

The College For All Texans website is a one stop source of information to help students and parents plan, apply, and pay for college in Texas.

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Texas First Program

This prestigious opportunity enables Texas’ top students to graduate early with the Distinguished Level of Achievement and receive a scholarship to a participating Texas university.

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Texas Leadership Scholars

The Texas Leadership Scholars is a premier scholarship program, through which selected students receive a free ride to a top Texas university. They also benefit from a peer network, mentoring, and other opportunities to help them unlock their potential.   

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The Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS) is an interactive dashboard with comparative information about Texas public two-year and four-year postsecondary institutions. Students and families can compare different programs and institutions to get the best return on investment.  

Visit the Texas Crews website

Online Institutional Resumes for Students and Parents

These one-pagers provide an overview of all Texas technical schools, colleges, and universities and help students and families make informed decisions.

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Postsecondary Programs & Services for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Prospective students and parents can learn more about institutions of higher education that provide programs and services for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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Applying for College


You’ve done your research and now you’re ready to apply! Next stop: ApplyTexas, a centralized portal for prospective students who wish to apply for admission to Texas higher education institutions. The portal allows you to simply complete one application and submit it to multiple institutions of higher education. Now, that’s easy!

Start Your Application

Automatic Admission

Do you qualify for automatic admission to many public universities in Texas through the Top 10% Rule? Well, let’s find out! To meet the requirements, you must graduate in the top 10% of your class at a recognized public or private high school in Texas or a high school operated by the U.S. Department of Defense. You must also be a Texas resident or eligible to pay resident tuition.

Make a Plan

Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)

The TSIA is a test designed to see if you’re ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics. Learn more by browsing the resources below.

Paying for College

Financial aid is an important resource that helps you and your family pay for college. This financial assistance can cover educational costs, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. There are several types of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and even some employment opportunities through work-study programs. Both the federal government and the state of Texas provide financial aid opportunities.

Net Price Calculator

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides a State Net Price Calculator tool for estimating the cost of attendance for full-time entering first-year students at public institutions of higher education in Texas.

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Texas Residency

Do you know if you are considered a resident for tuition purposes? At a Texas public college or university, residency status affects in-state tuition and financial aid.

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TXWORKS Internship Program

Are you a current undergraduate student in Texas? If so, you could qualify for a paid internship through our TXWORKS program.

Learn About the Program

Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)

Students who are classified by the institution as a Texas Resident who cannot apply for federal financial aid, using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), are encouraged to complete the TASFA.

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