GenTX-Victoria partners offering in-person, virtual Way to Pay Day sessions

Area high school students and their families can discover opportunities to make college more affordable in person Oct. 28 or virtually Nov. 4 when the University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria College and other GenTX-Victoria partners present GenTX Way to Pay Day events.

The free, in-person event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the UHV University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson Street.

The virtual event will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students who choose to sign-up for a virtual session will be contacted by a financial aid expert at VC or UHV with additional details regarding their virtual meeting.

Appointments for both events can be made at

“We are delighted to host GenTX Way to Pay Day to teach high school students more about the value and affordability of a higher education,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “UHV is proud to be a partner in GenTX-Victoria to help inspire future generations to continue their education after high school.”

Volunteers will provide students with free assistance applying for financial aid at Victoria College, UHV or another institution.

During the event, students can attend a “Find Your Way to Pay” presentation, complete a college application, get help with scholarship applications and essays, and submit the FAFSA with assistance from a college financial aid counselor.

To complete the FAFSA – an important first step in exploring available financial aid options – students and parents will need their 2020 tax return and Social Security number.

“We are proud to participate in the GenTX-Victoria activities that are so important for students as they decide their path after high school,” said VC President Jennifer Kent.

GenTX-Victoria, part of the statewide Generation TX movement, is a communitywide collaboration aimed at encouraging an entire generation of Texans to pursue education or training after high school graduation. Local GenTX events are financially supported by Dow, the lead sponsor, as well as UHV, VC and Victoria Independent School District.

For more information, call (361) 573-3291 or visit