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The Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State University works with middle and high schools to increase post-secondary success by providing high-quality college access programming and services. Specifically, we target underserved first-generation and economically disadvantaged students from local area high schools. Our current partnerships include Lehman, Hays, San Marcos CISD, and Lockhart High Schools. Outreach programs include financial aid workshops, college awareness nights, and career awareness events.

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For many first-generation high school students our services are essential to successfully navigating their way through the college application process. These services include assisting students with APPLY Texas, FAFSA preparation, scholarship research, mentoring, and tutoring. Our Work-Study Mentorship Program, funded through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, provides work-study mentors to assist local high school students with the college application process in their junior and senior years of high school.

Over a lifetime, a college graduate will earn on average $1 million more than a high school graduate.