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“Paying for College” workshop at MacArthur HS a success

HOUSTON, February 23, 2014 – Congressman Gene Green hosted his biannual Paying for College Workshop at MacArthur Senior High in the Aldine Independent School District. Students from around the Houston area brought their parents and families to this free seminar to learn about financing college.

The Sallie Mae Fund and representatives from local colleges and universities presented information about the financial aid process, finding scholarships, and choosing the right school.

During the event, Markques Houston, a junior at MacArthur, was announced the winner of The Sallie Mae Fund’s $500 scholarship giveaway. Markques plans to attend college in the state of Texas and continue playing basketball.

“These workshops are especially important now, as college costs continue to rise and student loan debt is larger than ever. We hope that the information presented during these seminars will help students and parents be better informed about how to find scholarships, and make sound choices when choosing a school and financial aid package,” Green said. “We also want to congratulate Markques who won the scholarship drawing. We hope it will add to your college preparedness as you pursue your dreams after high school.”

Also present at the Paying for College Workshop were representatives from Lone Star College, University of Houston Downtown, and Houston Community College Northeast Campus.