FAFSA registration begins Oct. 1

Students at South Texas College may begin applying for their Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Oct. 1. For those who want to file as early as possible, students are urged to go online to https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to get started on their free application. Current and continuing students are reminded that they must reapply every year for financial aid. “There is no reason to wait, the FAFSA now requires income information from two years prior.  So, students and parents should have already filed their 2016 income tax returns by now.  We encourage students to submit the … Read More …

Registration for summer classes underway at South Texas College

College campuses open this weekend to assist with advising and payment options MCALLEN, TX (May 16, 2017) – Graduating high school seniors, current South Texas College students and prospective students looking to enhance their skills in the workforce can get a jump on their career goals by enrolling in summer classes at South Texas College. Summer I & Summer III semesters begin June 5th. For added convenience, the South Texas College Pecan Campus in McAllen and the Mid-Valley Campus in Weslaco will both be open this Saturday May 20, from 10 am to 2 pm to assist with registration. … Read More …

Register now at Starr County Campus for Summer and Fall 2017

Register now at Starr County Campus for Summer and Fall 2017 STC’s Starr County Campus will open at least four new full-fledged workforce programs beginning in fall 2017. Registration for both summer and fall classes is now underway. Students will now be able to register for Welding, Electrician Technology, Heating, Ventilation and AC (HVAC), Automotive Technology, and Precision Manufacturing Technology (PMT). “Along with new facilities, highly qualified faculty with academic credentials as well as real occupational experience in these areas will deliver classroom and hands on … Read More …

South Texas College now accepting applications for Valley Scholars Program

$1000 annual scholarships available Over the last two decades, more than 800 young people have utilized the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College to reach their dreams. Staff at STC are encouraging students to join a proud tradition of success and begin applying to the scholarship program for the 2017-2018 school year. Priority deadline to apply is March 31 and the final deadline is July 31. “As a Valley Scholars student, it makes me feel like they see potential in me, and I’m really grateful for that,” said Elizabeth Hernandez, a current Valley Scholar. “The scholarship … Read More …

STC named second in the nation for awarding Associate Degrees to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook Magazine

South Texas College has been recognized by The Hispanic Outlook on Education (HO) Magazine as one of the leading community colleges for Hispanics in the United States and has been highlighted in the February issue of HO magazine. STC ranks number two on the 2015 Associate degrees granted by four-year schools according to HO. The designation comes from HO’s “Top 25 Community Colleges for Hispanics” ranking published in its February 2017 issue. STC is the only Texas college that made the rankings, sharing the top 10 spotlight with colleges from Florida, and Nevada. Miami Dade College … Read More …

STC to open its newly renovated Student Enrollment center

Providing accessibility and enhanced services to students and their families, South Texas College will hold a ribbon cutting for its newly renovated and state of the art Pecan Campus Student Enrollment Center on Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Designed by Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects and completed by NM Contracting, LLC, the new admissions center will feature a one-stop open concept model to eliminate long lines. The center will also utilize software that will allow students to enroll via a virtual queing process using their mobile phone, website or on-site kiosk. “This area allows us to … Read More …

Several Mini-mester courses still available for Spring 2017 at South Texas College

Students who haven’t registered for Spring semester classes or students who would like to add a course have plenty of mini-mester course options to choose from. Mini-mester classes are six to 14-week classes offering students the same course credit in a shorter length of time. “These types of classes are ideal for students who work or have family obligations. The convenient class times allow the students to fit school into their busy lives,” said Matthew Hebbard, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment at South Texas College. “I would highly encourage students to take advantage … Read More …

Last Chance Saturday

Don’t miss your chance this Saturday to register at South Texas College for the spring semester. Come to Last Chance Saturday on Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr campuses for your one-stop registration. Financial aid is still available! Advisors will be on hand to help you arrange schedules that work around your life, and help you find the budget-friendly payment plan that works for you. Classes begin on Jan. 17. STC is closed on Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Registration is also available 24/7 via JagNet and at SouthTexasCollege.edu. … Read More …