Supporting our seniors with college applications and post-secondary success

Posted by Monica Alvarado on 4/17/2019

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As a PSJA Financial Aid Officer, the continued commitment and goal to have 100% of our students apply to universities/colleges and financial assistance is what drives our PSJA ISD GO Center's student-centered excellence.

Not only do Financial Aid Officers assist students and parents with the financial aid process, but via the districts GO Center resource, we are able to provide a school-wide college-going culture and promote college awareness within our PSJA ISD high school campus.

These centers are supported primarily by Financial Aid Officers and the various support programs like Advise Texas Advisers, and collegiate mentors. Students within each high school can expect to receive individual and group assistance with the entire college admissions and financial aid process.  I, along with my PSJA ISD Financial Aid Officer colleagues, continue to support our students at all stages of their post-secondary journey.

PSJA GO Center Functions
• Coordinate Classroom Presentations
• ACT/SAT Registration
• Parent Meetings (evening and weekend)
• College Presentations
• College Night
• College Site Visits
• Application Drives
• Scholarship Workshops
• Financial Aid Application Drives
• Senior STC Fall Registration Fast Track

If you have never made a stop at your high school’s GO Center, I would highly encourage you to meet the staff and learn of the valuable resources available not only for yourself, your children, but most importantly for our PSJA ISD students. 

How is this work connected to the Spirit of PSJA?
 It is the Spirit of the PSJA ISD Family that has allowed someone like myself to have an opportunity to continue to service our students, parents, staff and faculty with the resources needed to make the college-going process less difficult. Communicating effectively the resources and demonstrating expertise in the area of admissions, financial aid and scholarships continue to be a #1 goal within our GO Centers.  

Tenure at PSJA ISD

15 years
 
What does being a part of PSJA mean to you?
It is the Spirit of the PSJA Family that has allowed someone like myself to have an opportunity to continue to service our students, parents, staff and faculty with the resources needed to make the college going process less difficult.