Programs

Road to Success

Our College Access & Success Advisors are located in 25 San Antonio high schools. The advisors provide college resources, guidance and assistance to students and their families on five (5) key services:

  • Goal Setting – Helping students set and keep short-term and long-term academic, career, and attendance goals
  • Career Planning – Increasing awareness of career opportunities and assisting with planning of career paths
  • College Entry and Enrollment – Increasing awareness of higher education opportunities and assisting with college entry and enrollment
  • Financial Aid – Increasing awareness, providing information on financial aid resources, and assisting with applying for financial aid
  • College Transition – Providing guidance and coaching as students transition from high school to college

San Antonio Education Partnership Scholarship:

We offer an incentive scholarship program for students to attend local colleges and universities. To be eligible to receive the San Antonio Education Partnership Scholarship, students must:

  • Complete, sign and submit the SAEP “Student Commitment to College” form
  • Achieve 95% attendance upon high school graduation
  • Achieve an 80 average upon high school graduation
  • Demonstrate financial need after completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) form
  • Graduate from a Partnership high school

 

Scholarships are contingent upon funding availability and may be used at the following participating college and universities:

  • Community Colleges ($350/year) – Northwest Vista, Palo Alto, St. Philip’s, San Antonio College
  • Public Universities ($500/year) – Texas A&M University-San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Private Universities ($1,000/year) – Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary’s University, Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word
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The City of San Antonio’s college access and opportunity center–cafécollege– serves as a “one-stop-shop” for college access workshops, advice and guidance delivered by the San Antonio Education Partnership. cafécollege is endorsed by the Lumina Foundation, the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Program (TG), the National College Access Network (NCAN), and is one of two statewide pilot programs for the Texas College Access Network (TxCAN). cafécollege also heads a truancy intervention program that serves as a complement to in-house court programs such as constructive community service. More than 4,000 parents and children have already been referred by judges to this program.

A companion website – cafecollege.org – mirrors the services offered by the center.

cafécollege hours of operation:

Tuesday – Friday, 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: (210) 207–4528
Fax: (210) 207–4538

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Between January and May, cafécollege hosts eight “Student Aid Saturdays” to help students and families complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) forms. Research shows that 90 percent of students who complete the FAFSA ultimately go on to college. The Partnership will join the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Generation TX San Antonio, the City of San Antonio, Alamo Colleges and the University of Texas at San Antonio to provide these services in support of the overall SA 2020 goal of an 80 percent college enrollment rate for San Antonio.