Texas Guaranteed's Workshop Benefits TRIO Program Students, Families

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Guaranteed's (TG) upcoming
 workshop, "Effective Loan Counseling and Debt Management," will provide tools
 and strategies to enable administrators of the Federal TRIO Program to better
 help students and families understand their real and often complex
 responsibilities when borrowing to pay for a college education.  The workshop
 will be offered April 11 at The University of Texas - Pan American in
 Edinburg, April 17 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and April 19 at
 Trinity Valley Community College in Athens.
     The Federal TRIO Program began with Upward Bound, which emerged out of the
 Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.  Between 1964 and 1969, Talent Search and
 Student Support Services were added, and the term "TRIO" was coined to
 describe these federal educational opportunity programs.  From 1972 to 1990,
 the following programs were added: Educational Opportunity Centers, Upward
 Bound Math/Science Program and the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate
 Achievement Program.
     Many colleges and universities across the state now offer one or more of
 the TRIO Program components to help students overcome class, social, academic
 and cultural barriers to higher education.  Nationally, the TRIO Program
 serves nearly 780,000 students (two-thirds of whom come from families with
 incomes under $24,000).
     Through participation in the TRIO Program, college and university
 personnel are often able to work more closely with the students who need the
 most help finding ways to finance a college degree.
     The upcoming workshop for college and university TRIO administrators is
 the result of collaboration between TG and the Council for Opportunity in
 Education, a nonprofit organization established in 1981 that works in
 conjunction with colleges, universities and agencies that host TRIO Programs
 to help low-income Americans enter college and graduate.  Specifically, the
 workshop will provide information on the following topics:
     --  Helping students maximize their financial aid opportunities;
     --  Showing students the benefits of planned borrowing;
     --  Assisting students in better understanding their loan obligations;
     --  Accessing important products to assist students in choosing a career;
         and
     --  Conveying the consequences of default.
 
     Presenters from both TG and the Council for Opportunity in Education,
 along with representatives from Consumer Credit Counseling Services and Career
 Development Resources will provide information to TRIO professionals in the
 area of debt management and student loans.
     "TG recognizes the value of collaboration in serving the needs of the TRIO
 community and the thousands of students served by the TRIO program," said Milt
 Wright, TG President and CEO.  "We are excited about piloting this workshop,
 and hope to expand it to other regions this summer."
     TG is not a state agency, but a public nonprofit corporation that helps
 create access to higher education for millions of families and students
 through its role as an administrator of the Federal Family Education Loan
 Program (FFELP).  Its vision is to be the premier source of information,
 financing, and assistance to help all families and students realize their
 educational and career dreams.  Additional information about TG can be found
 online at www.tgslc.org.
 
      Contact: Kristin Boyer
               Texas Guaranteed
               (512) 219-4990 or (800) 252-9743, ext. 4990
               kristin.boyer@tgslc.org
 
 

SOURCE Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Guaranteed's (TG) upcoming
 workshop, "Effective Loan Counseling and Debt Management," will provide tools
 and strategies to enable administrators of the Federal TRIO Program to better
 help students and families understand their real and often complex
 responsibilities when borrowing to pay for a college education.  The workshop
 will be offered April 11 at The University of Texas - Pan American in
 Edinburg, April 17 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and April 19 at
 Trinity Valley Community College in Athens.
     The Federal TRIO Program began with Upward Bound, which emerged out of the
 Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.  Between 1964 and 1969, Talent Search and
 Student Support Services were added, and the term "TRIO" was coined to
 describe these federal educational opportunity programs.  From 1972 to 1990,
 the following programs were added: Educational Opportunity Centers, Upward
 Bound Math/Science Program and the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate
 Achievement Program.
     Many colleges and universities across the state now offer one or more of
 the TRIO Program components to help students overcome class, social, academic
 and cultural barriers to higher education.  Nationally, the TRIO Program
 serves nearly 780,000 students (two-thirds of whom come from families with
 incomes under $24,000).
     Through participation in the TRIO Program, college and university
 personnel are often able to work more closely with the students who need the
 most help finding ways to finance a college degree.
     The upcoming workshop for college and university TRIO administrators is
 the result of collaboration between TG and the Council for Opportunity in
 Education, a nonprofit organization established in 1981 that works in
 conjunction with colleges, universities and agencies that host TRIO Programs
 to help low-income Americans enter college and graduate.  Specifically, the
 workshop will provide information on the following topics:
     --  Helping students maximize their financial aid opportunities;
     --  Showing students the benefits of planned borrowing;
     --  Assisting students in better understanding their loan obligations;
     --  Accessing important products to assist students in choosing a career;
         and
     --  Conveying the consequences of default.
 
     Presenters from both TG and the Council for Opportunity in Education,
 along with representatives from Consumer Credit Counseling Services and Career
 Development Resources will provide information to TRIO professionals in the
 area of debt management and student loans.
     "TG recognizes the value of collaboration in serving the needs of the TRIO
 community and the thousands of students served by the TRIO program," said Milt
 Wright, TG President and CEO.  "We are excited about piloting this workshop,
 and hope to expand it to other regions this summer."
     TG is not a state agency, but a public nonprofit corporation that helps
 create access to higher education for millions of families and students
 through its role as an administrator of the Federal Family Education Loan
 Program (FFELP).  Its vision is to be the premier source of information,
 financing, and assistance to help all families and students realize their
 educational and career dreams.  Additional information about TG can be found
 online at www.tgslc.org.
 
      Contact: Kristin Boyer
               Texas Guaranteed
               (512) 219-4990 or (800) 252-9743, ext. 4990
               kristin.boyer@tgslc.org
 
 SOURCE  Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation