Here's an update on some of the services,
solutions and tools available from TG that can enhance your productivity.
Submitted by Cynthia Mayberry, Manager,
Spring has arrived in Texas, and with it comes the busy season for
the financial aid office—awarding, packaging, and a heavy peak
processing period. To help your office work smoothly through this hectic
time, we would like to update you on some of TG’s events and available
services. Please share this information with your colleagues and contact
us if you need any assistance.
First Financial Aid Leadership
Symposium a success
TG's first ever Financial Aid Leadership Symposium was a hit with a
cohort of 16 participating in the week-long training event held February
6-10 at TG's campus in Round Rock, Texas. The Symposium was designed
to contribute to the career growth and leadership excellence of financial
aid professionals. Participants attended a variety of training sessions
and roundtable discussions focusing on team building, customer service,
performance coaching, vision, and synergy, along with further instruction
on leadership, management, and office operations.
To learn more about this exciting new training opportunity, read the
article in Shoptalk Online at www.tgslc.org/shoptalk/2006/st343/st34303.cfm#leaders.
Register for the 2006 TG Conference
Relax, retool, and recharge with three days of industry and professional
development training at the premier financial aid conference of the
year, the 2006 TG Conference.
Caring for Our Generation and the Next will be held April
18-20, 2005 at the Hilton Austin. The TG team is busy with
preparations to make this the best, most informative TG conference yet.
To learn more and to register, visit TG Online at www.tgslc.org.
Questions? Contact Sheila Casey at (800) 252-9743, ext. 4576, or e-mail
Announcing new Texas Application for
State Financial Aid
On behalf of the H.B. 1403 Consortium, TG is pleased to announce a newly
created financial aid application, the 2006-2007 Texas Application for
State Financial Aid, now available to all financial aid offices in Texas.
This application is designed to assist financial aid administrators
in processing aid for students who are not eligible to complete the
FAFSA, but who qualify for in-state residency and thus qualify for state
aid under House Bill 1403.
During the past year, a consortium of Texas financial aid professionals,
educators, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board came together
to address issues facing financial aid administrators and qualifying
1403 students applying for financial aid. Currently, each institution
in the state of Texas uses its own process to award financial aid for
qualifying 1403 students.
Comments received from students indicated that the process could be
confusing and intimidating for themselves and their families. Furthermore,
financial aid administrators were uncertain as to how to perform a needs
analysis for these students.
The new application will address many of the challenges confronting
these students and financial aid offices. The use of the application
is voluntary. Students and administrators can download the application
In collaboration with the HB 1403 Consortium, TG will be conducting
training sessions about the new application in the coming months. To
ask questions about the application, please contact Maria Luna-Torres
at (800) 252-9743, ext. 4632, or via email at email@example.com.