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This opportunity ends on Oct. 31, 2022.

This program is active until Oct. 31, 2022

The “limited PSLF waiver” refers to the time-limited changes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program rules that allow borrowers to receive credit for past periods of repayment that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF. 

(If you are new to PSLF and want some background about the program, click here.)

PSLF Summary of Changes:

  • For a limited time, you may receive credit for past periods of repayment on loans that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF.
  • If you have FFEL Program loans, Federal Perkins Loans, or other federal student loans, you'll need to consolidate your loans into a Direct Consolidation Loan to qualify for PSLF, both in general and under the new time-limited rules described on this page. Before consolidating, make sure to check to see if you work for a qualifying employer. Learn about consolidation and the pros and cons of consolidating your loans.
  • Past periods of repayment will now count whether or not you made a payment, made that payment on time, for the full amount due, or on a qualifying repayment plan.
  • Forbearance periods of 12 consecutive months or greater, or 36 cumulative months or greater will count under the waiver. In fall 2022, ED will begin making account adjustments to include these periods. Forbearance periods provided by the COVID-19 emergency relief flexibilities are not included toward these months.
  • Months spent in deferment before 2013 will count under the waiver. Additionally, ED will include economic hardship deferment on or after Jan. 1, 2013. ED will apply these periods of deferment to your account in fall 2022.
  • Periods of default and in-school deferment still do not qualify.
  • Note: The qualifying employment requirement has not changed. Click here to determine if your employer qualifies for PSLF.

Already sure you'll qualify for PSLF? Click here.

Not sure if you qualify? Click here and check out Steps 1 and 2 to find out.

 

Ready to Work is an educational and job placement program to help thousands of San Antonians improve their quality of life.

Ready to Work will:

  • Provide guidance throughout the process
  • Connect you with resources that you need
  • Guide you through career planning
  • Enroll you in approved courses
  • Offer you tuition assistance
  • Pay for urgent needs
  • Prepare you for the next level
  • Help you secure and retain a well-paid job

Click here to download the Approved Course Catalog.

(SA: Ready to Work is funded by a 1/8-cent sales and use tax collected through December 2025.)

SA: Ready to Work is open to thousands of San Antonio residents who are: 

  • at least 18 years old; 
  • permitted to work in the US;
  • a resident of the City of San Antonio;
  • income less than 250% of federal poverty guidelines ($33,975 for an individual, or $69,375 for a household of four);
  • not currently enrolled in college;
  • willing to take assessments relating to barriers, academics, skills aptitude, and workplace readiness;
  • committed to finishing the program.

Click here to register online, or call 3-1-1.

If you are an employer and want to be a part, click here to learn more and take the SA: Ready to Work Employer Pledge.

The TX FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) program allows individuals to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing Technology through St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus while working for a TX FAME company.

In this two-year Department of Labor registered apprenticeship, individuals attend classes two days a week and spend the remaining three days at their sponsoring company.

The benefit to the individual is that they are earning while learning, getting their education, and building their resume all at the same time...and with the potential of zero student debt!

Individuals must both apply and be accepted to Alamo Colleges and a TX FAME company for the duration of the program.

TX FAME companies have the flexibility of upskilling incumbent employees through this program or interviewing and bringing on an external candidate.

Application is a two-step process. Candidates must submit both an ApplyTexas application and a TX FAME application. Below are checklists for each application that explain each step and the appropriate documents needed. For application assistance, please contact Fernando Rover.

  • Must be 18 years or older to apply.
  • To access the TX FAME application checklist, click here.
  • To access the ApplyTexas application checklist, click here.
  • Must score at or above the minimum Texas Success Initiative (TSI) scores for College Readiness (Reading: 350 Mathematics: 351). For TSI Exemptions, please click here.
Fernando Rover - Liaison – Workforce Development Send email
(210) 452-6959

Every year MABA San Antonio is proud to offer scholarships to students in the community. Our annual Pete Torres Jr. Memorial Scholarship event is our signature charitable event for the year.

Thanks to MABA events like Dia De Los Muertos, Pachanga, our annual golf tournament, and other activities, MABA is able to raise funds specifically for our scholarship program.

If you are interested in a scholarship, please review the information found here for details.

Claudia Hernandez - President

The Alamo Chapter supports the American Payroll Association, a national organization of payroll professionals, dedicated to increasing the professional skills of its members.

Click here to learn more about the Sharon Tuch Memorial Scholarship.

The City of San Antonio provides scholarship assistance through the San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) at participating colleges and universities.

The San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) offers the SAEP Scholarship to students at 36 SAEP partner high schools. Road to Success (R2S) College Access and Success Advisors at each high school will guide students to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Sign the Student Commitment to College form
  • Graduate with an overall 95% attendance rate
  • Graduate with an overall 80% grade average
  • Graduate from a participating high school
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA or TASFA required)
  • Enroll full-time at a participating college or university

Click here to request an advising session.

Scholarship Awards:

  • Community College - $600/semester
  • Public University - $850/semester
  • Private University - $1500/semester

Click here for the full list of participating colleges.

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jasmyne Thomas - Program Manager Send email
(210) 207-4528
Sophia Munoz - Fox Tech High School RTS Advisor Send email
(210) 738-9730

cafecollege provides FIVE key services:

  • Helping students set and keep short- and long-term academic and career goals by building a college-going culture.
  • Increasing awareness of career opportunities and assisting with planning of career paths, to include increasing student knowledge and awareness of STEM fields for career opportunities in San Antonio.
  • Increasing awareness of higher education opportunities and assisting with college entry and enrollment.
  • Increasing awareness of higher education opportunities and assisting with college entry and enrollment.
  • Providing guidance and coaching as students transition from high school to college with confidence and success, as well as opportunities for character development, including the essential skills needed to become an effective leader.

High school students and adults with college aspirations but no college credit.

Free.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED *No appointment necessary.
Lisa Cunningham - Executive Director
(210) 207-4528

Upgrade is a program in San Antonio focused on supporting adults who have some college credit and have not yet finished their degree or certificate.

Our staff assist students through continuous advising and case management to ensure college success.

  • College Application and Enrollment Assistance
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance
  • College Transfer Planning
  • Career Exploration
  • Transcript Evaluations
  • 1-on-1 Advising
  • College and Career Presentations

Adults with some college credit but no degree.

Free.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED *Make an appointment with an advisor.

Eligible applicants may receive an additional one-time award up to $500. To be considered for this additional award, applicants must not have previously received the Joshua Longoria "Passion for Life" Memorial Scholarship.

ABOUT JOSHUA LONGORIA | 1994–2018

The Joshua Longoria "Passion for Life" Memorial Scholarship is open to students striving to seek the truest desire to serve others with conviction and compassion. In establishing this scholarship, Joshua’s mother and SAHA employee, Laura Longoria, and her family wish to recognize students that are dedicated to continuing their education and achieve a career goal that Joshua was unable to complete due to his shortened life. When Joshua was diagnosed with melanoma cancer, it quickly spread to his bones. Daily tasks such as getting out of bed became too difficult, and he was unable to work. Despite his condition, his cancer never hardened his heart. Joshua was touched by incredible people in all career fields he met in his life. It gave him a passion for life with a focus on being the best son, brother, nephew, grandson, friend, boyfriend, cousin, patient and positive acquaintance to all who met him. Joshua lived in a way that made his entire family see the incredible young adult he was and the remarkable man he would have been.

Click here for eligibility and applicant guidelines.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Rewarding Educational Achievement and Cultivating Hope (REACH) Awards are granted to students who reside with families participating in SAHA Federal Housing Programs.

These Awards help set the foundation for early success by rewarding children up to $50. They will be given to students who are SAHA Public Housing Residents or who are a part of the HCV Program and who have demonstrated academic success.

Click here to apply.

Click here for application requirements.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

The rising cost of higher education makes it challenging for many people to attend college. That’s why the San Antonio Housing Authority provides up to $1,500-a-year renewable scholarships to students who have shown strong academic, social and extracurricular success.

Previously awarded EIF Scholarship students are eligible to apply as renewal applicants for a maximum of five years. Students who have a break (non-consecutive years) in renewal may be considered for funding. Special situations will be reviewed by the scholarship committee on a case-by-case basis. Renewal applicants are responsible for renewing scholarships every year.

Click here to apply.

Click here for eligibility and applicant guidelines.

The City of San Antonio provides scholarship assistance through the San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) at participating colleges and universities.

The San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) offers the SAEP Scholarship to students at 36 SAEP partner high schools. Road to Success (R2S) College Access and Success Advisors at each high school will guide students to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Sign the Student Commitment to College form
  • Graduate with an overall 95% attendance rate
  • Graduate with an overall 80% grade average
  • Graduate from a participating high school
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA or TASFA required)
  • Enroll full-time at a participating college or university

Click here to request an advising session.

Scholarship Awards:

  • Community College - $600/semester
  • Public University - $850/semester
  • Private University - $1500/semester

Click here for the full list of participating colleges.

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jasmyne Thomas - Program Manager Send email
(210) 207-4528
Sophia Munoz - Cooper Academy RTS Advisor Send email
(210) 438-6810

AARC serves as an advocate and training center for health care professionals serving those most in need, and hopes to enhance educational programs to demonstrate how the involvement of young professionals can change the health care landscape of the San Antonio community.

Cultural Sensitivity: Cultural competency is at the core of the AARC service delivery model. AARC offers staff cultural competence training annually to build knowledge, skills, and increase capacity to improve working relationships with historically marginalized populations. AARC is committed to providing health-affirming care to our diverse client population. AARC staff not only reflects the community that we serve but also offers specific cultural sensitivity training with each population, including LGBT, gender non-binary/non-conforming, people of color, people with disabilities, and others.

LGBT Fellowship: AARC is pleased to announce fellowships to three university students per semester to work on-site at the clinic alongside skilled professionals. These fellowships will be awarded to students pursuing degrees in the field of nursing, medicine, and social work.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Clients have access to more than 300 on-line courses, at no charge, to expand or reinforce their skills sets. They may also test and receive certificates to validate their skills for prospective employers.

Must be enrolled in Dress for Success or Career Gear programs.

Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Ready to Work is unprecedented. No other city in the nation is supporting its residents like we are. With over $110 million in tuition assistance, hundreds of employers, training providers and colleges, community organizations and workforce agencies, we are in it together, for you.

Ready to Work makes continuing your education and finding a quality job easier for you. Your personal Ready to Work coach will help you with every step of the process, from understanding your specific situation, coaching you through career and education planning, enrolling and paying for your classes, increasing your confidence and soft skills, updating your resume, preparing you for interviews, connecting you to new job opportunities, and helping you thrive in your job.

Your journey begins with step one – Register online, call 3-1-1, or visit a Ready To Work Partner Agency.

Our full list of programs can be found here.

Our full list of employers can be found here.

Our Partner Agency, Chrysalis Ministries, provides hands-on case management services to help for inmates and their families as they overcome the consequences of incarceration. Eligibility Requirements can be found here.

Services include:

  • Intake
  • Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Referrals for Training
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Cynthia Rivera - Programs Director Send email
(210) 299-4540

The City of San Antonio provides scholarship assistance through the San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) at participating colleges and universities.

The San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) offers the SAEP Scholarship to students at 36 SAEP partner high schools. Road to Success (R2S) College Access and Success Advisors at each high school will guide students to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Sign the Student Commitment to College form
  • Graduate with an overall 95% attendance rate
  • Graduate with an overall 80% grade average
  • Graduate from a participating high school
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA or TASFA required)
  • Enroll full-time at a participating college or university

Click here to request an advising session.

Scholarship Awards:

  • Community College - $600/semester
  • Public University - $850/semester
  • Private University - $1500/semester

Click here for the full list of participating colleges.

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jasmyne Thomas - Program Manager Send email
(210) 207-4528
Alexus Arizola - Brackenridge High School RTS Advisor Send email
(210) 228-1200

Thanks to the vision and generosity of our fund donors, the San Antonio Area Foundation has more than 100 scholarship funds available for graduating high school students and current college students. Each fund has its own criteria based on the fund advisor's interest.

Some scholarships fund a student's education in a specific area of study or to attend a fund advisor's alma mater, while others award scholarships to students from a specific school.

Click here to learn more about available scholarships and to apply.

The CCSA Scholarship program was established to award money to graduating high school seniors. Funds are available for both traditional and non-traditional students. Applications are available on the CCSA website.

Click here for more information on the various scholarships available.

Rev. Dr. Jerry Dailey - Chairman Send email
(210) 227-5800
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The Victory Center at San Antonio College provides the following services:

  • Academic Advising
  • Education Benefit Certification
  • VA Education Benefits
  • Hazlewood Exemption
  • Tuition Assistance
  • MyCAA
  • Transition and Career Center (TRAC)
  • Student Lounge (Den)
  • Tutoring Center (English and Math)
  • Veteran Disability Claims Assistance
  • PTSD Foundation Life Coaching and Support Group
  • VetSuccess on Campus Counselor (VSOC)

This program serves serve veterans, active duty military, and their families.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *(Closed on Fridays in June and July)

The City of San Antonio provides scholarship assistance through the San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) at participating colleges and universities.

The San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) offers the SAEP Scholarship to students at 36 SAEP partner high schools. Road to Success (R2S) College Access and Success Advisors at each high school will guide students to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Sign the Student Commitment to College form
  • Graduate with an overall 95% attendance rate
  • Graduate with an overall 80% grade average
  • Graduate from a participating high school
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA or TASFA required)
  • Enroll full-time at a participating college or university

Click here to request an advising session.

Scholarship Awards:

  • Community College - $600/semester
  • Public University - $850/semester
  • Private University - $1500/semester

Click here for the full list of participating colleges.

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jasmyne Thomas - Program Manager Send email
(210) 207-4528
Salvador Acosta - Lanier High School RTS Advisor Send email
(210) 978-7910

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a voluntary five-year incentive program that allows Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing residents to accrue money in an escrow account as their earned income increases, allowing participants to become self-sufficient. Any increases in the family’s rent as a result of increased earned income during the family’s participation in the program results in a credit to the family’s escrow account. Once a family successfully graduates from the program, they may access the escrow and use it for any purpose. The FSS program does not affect eligibility for continued housing.

Upon successful completion of the FSS program, the escrow money saved can be used for any financial or educational goal the participant chooses. While completing homeownership and credit counseling classes may be required goals, the main purpose of the FSS program is to educate and transition FSS participants towards economic independence and financial empowerment.

The FSS Coordinator works with FSS participants in creating a plan to meet both individual and program goals. In conjunction with community partners, participants will be assisted with the tools needed to become self-sufficient, including but not limited to:

  • Job Skills Training
  • Employment counseling
  • Educational and scholarship opportunities
  • Homeownership classes and counseling
  • Financial literacy classes and counseling

All Bexar County residents receiving assistance through the Housing Authority of Bexar County’s (HABC) Housing Choice Voucher or Public Housing programs are eligible to participate in the FSS program, including all adult family members. As the requirement of the program dictates, only earned wages are calculated for the escrow incentive.

Hermie Mermea - FSS Supervisor
(210) 231-2012

The YOY program, with Tupperware’s and the Goings Foundation’s support, will continue this excellent tradition of providing scholarship awards to Club members to pursue a post-secondary education.

Program:

Boys and Girls Club members ages 14-18 compete on the state, regional and national levels for YOY titles. Younger members ages 6-13 compete on the local Club level for Youth of the Month awards.
State, Regional and National Finalists Scholarship Awards: Tupperware will award state winners a $1,000 scholarship and each of the five regional finalists will receive a $10,000 scholarship. The Goings Foundation will award the National YOY winner an additional scholarship worth up to $50,000, for a grand total of up to $61,000.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 14-18.

Free.

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ada Saenz - Executive Director Send email

This program provides education of college or university selection and scholarship information. Speakers are interactive and participants will leave with a plan of action.

Free.

RSVP (210) 735-9658 required for planning purposes

Email for date and times.
Marie Cooper - Leader Send email
(210) 735-9658
Nikai Gibson - Leader
(210) 735-9658
2.44 miles away, 1002 Edwards, San Antonio, TX, 78204 , D5

The City of San Antonio provides scholarship assistance through the San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) at participating colleges and universities.

The San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) offers the SAEP Scholarship to students at 36 SAEP partner high schools. Road to Success (R2S) College Access and Success Advisors at each high school will guide students to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Sign the Student Commitment to College form
  • Graduate with an overall 95% attendance rate
  • Graduate with an overall 80% grade average
  • Graduate from a participating high school
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA or TASFA required)
  • Enroll full-time at a participating college or university

Click here to request an advising session.

Scholarship Awards:

  • Community College - $600/semester
  • Public University - $850/semester
  • Private University - $1500/semester

Click here for the full list of participating colleges.

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jasmyne Thomas - Program Manager Send email
(210) 207-4528
Luther Burbank High School
(210) 228-1210

The YOY program, with Tupperware’s and the Goings Foundation’s support, will continue this excellent tradition of providing scholarship awards to Club members to pursue a post-secondary education.

Program:

Boys and Girls Club members ages 14-18 compete on the state, regional and national levels for YOY titles. Younger members ages 6-13 compete on the local Club level for Youth of the Month awards.
State, Regional and National Finalists Scholarship Awards: Tupperware will award state winners a $1,000 scholarship and each of the five regional finalists will receive a $10,000 scholarship. The Goings Foundation will award the National YOY winner an additional scholarship worth up to $50,000, for a grand total of up to $61,000.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 14-18.

Free.

Monday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Friday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Select Saturdays
Maria Reynolds - Branch Director Send email
(210) 431-9045

Click here for application guidelines.

Thing you will need to attach:

Essay answering how cancer has impacted your life and how a scholarship grant from K4K (the “Organization”) will further your educational goals (250 word minimum).

Signed verification letter from the applicant’s oncologist or similar treating doctor attesting to applicant’s cancer diagnosis.

Click here for additional information.

Click here or email to contact us.

Penelope Luna - President
Valeria Ramos - Director

The Emma Freeman College Scholarship Fund was established through the San Antonio Lighthouse in 1970 to afford students who are blind/legally blind the opportunity to obtain a college education.

Scholarships are awarded annually in the spring and applicable to one year or two semesters. Previous recipients must reapply each year in order to be considered for a scholarship.

To be considered, a completed application must be submitted by April 1.

Find and complete application here.

Our mission with the Rosie L. Pullin Scholarship Fund is to continue her legacy of “Leadership and Education” by supporting our young college students in their academic pursuits, thereby providing a much better chance of securing a positive future for themselves, for their own families, and ultimately for the whole community.

For more information click the Website link below or email Barbara Singleton Jones.

Barbara Singleton Jones - Rosie L Pullin Scholarship Fund Chair Send email

Restore Education’s college readiness program bridges this gap by putting college preparation in reach for students across Bexar County. With our help, students are less likely to end up in remedial courses and more likely to persist in college.

Go at your own pace. Create your own schedule with our evening and weekend hours. Take your exams when you are ready

You can enroll for free. Thanks to generous donors,
our program is completely free for students.

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Kelli Rhodes - Director
(210) 432-6123

Ready to Work is unprecedented. No other city in the nation is supporting its residents like we are. With over $110 million in tuition assistance, hundreds of employers, training providers and colleges, community organizations and workforce agencies, we are in it together, for you.

Ready to Work makes continuing your education and finding a quality job easier for you. Your personal Ready to Work coach will help you with every step of the process, from understanding your specific situation, coaching you through career and education planning, enrolling and paying for your classes, increasing your confidence and soft skills, updating your resume, preparing you for interviews, connecting you to new job opportunities, and helping you thrive in your job.

Your journey begins with step one – Register online, call 3-1-1, or visit a Ready To Work Partner Agency.

Our full list of programs can be found here.

Our full list of employers can be found here.

Our Partner Agency, Restore Education, connects students with no-cost, flexible pathways so they can advance their education and launch in-demand careers. Eligibility Requirements can be found here.

Services include:

  • Intake
  • Case Management
  • Testing (Entrance Exam)
  • Training in these Fields:
  • Medical Front Office
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical Assistant
  • Office Support
  • Financial Services Representative
  • Bookkeeping Assistant
  • Transportation Design Technician
  • Logistics Technician
  • Information Technician
Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Bianca Moreno - Admin Support Send email
(210) 432-6123 x: 126

The City of San Antonio provides scholarship assistance through the San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) at participating colleges and universities.

The San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) offers the SAEP Scholarship to students at 36 SAEP partner high schools. Road to Success (R2S) College Access and Success Advisors at each high school will guide students to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Sign the Student Commitment to College form
  • Graduate with an overall 95% attendance rate
  • Graduate with an overall 80% grade average
  • Graduate from a participating high school
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA or TASFA required)
  • Enroll full-time at a participating college or university

Click here to request an advising session.

Scholarship Awards:

  • Community College - $600/semester
  • Public University - $850/semester
  • Private University - $1500/semester

Click here for the full list of participating colleges.

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jasmyne Thomas - Program Manager Send email
(210) 207-4528
Denise Perez - Edison High School RTS Advisor Send email
(210) 738-9720

Available to students attending high school in the state of Texas, Believe It Foundation provides one eligible high school senior or college undergrad a $2500 scholarship to attend the accredited college or university of their choice.

Click here for all application information.

To qualify for the Believe It Foundation Scholarship, applicants:

1. Must have a significant physical challenge and may or may not use a wheelchair for mobility. The physical challenge must affect activities of daily living.

2. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA either as a graduating high school senior or in their college coursework.

3. Must show financial need

4. Must be applying to, or currently attending, an accredited four or two year college within the United States.

5. Must be a legal resident of the United States.

Andrew McAllister - Chair