American College Counseling Association
ACCA is an Association for those persons in higher education to include colleges, universities, community and technical college settings, whose professional identity is counseling and whose purpose is fostering students' development. ACCA strives to support and enhance the practice of college counseling, to promote ethical and responsible professional practice, to promote communication and exchange among college counselors across service areas and institutional settings, to encourage cooperation with other organizations related to higher education and college student development, and to provide leadership and advocacy for the profession of counseling in higher education.
American School Counselor Association
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 18,000 professional school counselors around the globe.
Aviation Education Volunteer Counselors
Aviation Education Counselors are trained FAA volunteers who have an interest in sharing their expertise and knowledge of aviation with students, teachers, and the general public. Requests for presenters and speakers may be obtained by written request through the Aviation Education Programs office in your region. Accommodation of requests will depend on availability of volunteer counselor. Contact the Aviation Education Program Manager in your region.
National Academic Advising Association
Clearinghouse Definition: The central location within the NACADA Web site for the collection, organization, storage, and dissemination of information and resources to assist academic advisors.
Texas Association of College Technical Educators
The Texas Association of College Technical Educators is a professional organization dedicated to providing leadership for the delivery of quality workforce education in Texas. TACTESM serves to promote the needs of post secondary workforce education through the state, to promote collaboration and cooperation among educational providers and to assist in providing professional development for technical educators.
Texas Counseling Association
The Texas Counseling Association is an association of professional counselors that provides leadership, service and advocacy and that promotes education and ethical standards.
Texas Counselors’ Network
The Texas Counselors' Network consists of regional networks that provide professional development workshops focusing on career counseling for counselors and guidance personnel. Each individual network provides a centralized forum where participants interact as they share information and best practices, while exploring topics of professional interest. In addition, the network serves as a delivery system for state initiatives, such as Tech Prep and legislative updates.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board was created by the Texas Legislature in 1965 to "provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students."
Texas School Counselor Association
The Texas School Counselor Association, a division of the Texas Counseling Association and also a chartered state division of the American School Counselor Association, is the professional organization for school counselors in the State of Texas. TSCA strives to advance the profession of school counseling in order to ensure that quality guidance and counseling services are provided to all students.Crosswalks
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Free Application for Federal Student Aid
U.S. Department of Education FREE Application for Federal Student Aid Web Site
Federal Student Aid
The Department's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs are the largest source of student aid in America. If you're interested in financial aid for college or a career school, you've come to the right place. These programs provide more than $60 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Read on to find out more and to find out how to apply for this aid.
Sallie Mae®, the nation’s No. 1 paying-for-college company, has helped millions of Americans achieve their dream of a higher education. The company primarily provides federally guaranteed student loans originated under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), and offers comprehensive information and resources to assist students, parents and guidance professionals with the financial aid process. Sallie Mae currently owns or manages student loans for 8 million borrowers, and employs 10,000 individuals at offices nationwide. Sallie Mae is listed on both the Fortune 500 and the Forbes 500. The company also has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens according to Business Ethics magazine, and one of the top 30 companies for executive women by the National Association of Female Executives.