TG is proud to collaborate with multiple community-based organizations at the state and national level that share TG's public mission to encourage more students to enter into, and successfully complete, a higher education. Below are summaries of TG initiatives and resources that may benefit these organizations, which may, in turn, bestow further support to the students and families they serve.
Public Benefit Grant Program
Since 2005, more than $34 million in grant funding has been awarded through the TG Public Benefit Grant Program. The program awards grants according to an annual application cycle to nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions that propose specific solutions to address issues of college access and success for the students and families they serve.
In collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, TG administers the Texas Financial Aid Information Center (TFAIC). This is a toll-free public service call center available to all Texas students and families wanting to pursue a higher education. TFAIC can be reached at 1-888-311-8881. Students can also contact TFAIC via email at TXFinAidInfo@tgslc.org.
Financial Literacy Program
Through the TG Financial Literacy Program, schools and organizations can offer those they serve an engaging curriculum of modules on such topics as managing credit, establishing spending plans, saving and investing, and meeting college costs.
TG conducts outreach and awareness activities through the TG Ambassador Program. TG team members, or "Ambassadors," attend financial aid fairs, college nights, and college preparation workshops at high schools, colleges, community centers, and faith-based venues. Ambassadors speak to parents and students about the benefits of a postsecondary education, direct them to resources, explain the financial aid and admissions processes, and present TG's message that higher education is both accessible and achievable.
TG has created the awareness program Adventures In Education (AIE™, this site) that helps students plan and complete their journey through higher education. By providing a website and other free resources to students, parents, counselors, and educators, AIE encourages individuals to discover and pursue educational opportunities. AIE promotes a better tomorrow by preparing students and families for the adventure today.
Resources for counselors and principals
TG has created a Counselors and Principals page with additional resources that you may find helpful or applicable to your organization's scope of service.