College Guidance and Scholarships

College Guidance

Hope Mancillas, Registrar/Academic Advisor: hmancillas@myffc.com or 361-572-4568, x209

Transcript Requests: To request a transcript, please contact Mrs. Hope Mancillas or Mrs. Nina Cornwell during regular school hours at (361) 572-4568 or email hmancillas@myffc.com

Please request transcript a minimum of 2 weeks before due date of transcript to ensure it is received in a timely fashion to the college or university.

Each year, nearly 100% of our students continue their studies at the college and university level. Many of our students get a jump start on college through our Dual Credit Program, earning on average 12-15 college credits while in high school. Foundational to Faith Academy's mission is championing students academically, spiritually, socially and physically so that they will be well-prepared for their future studies. Faith Academy partners with students and parents to identify the best educational options that meet their needs and desires.

Click here for the Faith Academy Senior Guide

My College QuickStart™

If you took the PSAT/NMSQT, you have access to My College QuickStart, a free personalized college and career planning kit based on your test results. To sign in, you'll need the access code printed on your PSAT/NMSQT paper score report. If you do not already have a College Board account, you'll be prompted to create one. It typically takes less than two minutes to create your FREE account. Over 300 colleges/universities use The Common Application. Check their website to see if your colleges/universities are listed: https://www.commonapp.org

College Entrance Exam Sites


A Guidebook About Schools in Texas: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/texas/

Texas Common Application Common Application for all Texas public universities. https://www.commonapp.org

FAFSA Application: Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


eCampus Tours:  Provides video tours of many campuses across the nation.

National University Rankings: From U.S. News & World Reports.

Career Assessment Help:    www.mynextmove.org

ASVAB Practice Test Website:    http://asvabpracticetestonline.com

College Affordability Website

This site provides students, families, and policymakers with tuition costs and fees for U.S. colleges and universities. One of the useful tools on the site allows the user to generate personalized reports by choosing from a listing of schools and the type of tuition (highest, lowest, or net). The site also provides additional information about the world of higher education to those seeking it. Users can also search links about career and vocational program costs, apply for financial aid, exploring information on colleges across the country, and access the increasing costs of college, which are all easily accessible on the Center's homepage http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/leg/hea08/index.html

Scholarship Opportunities

Find College Scholarships, Grants, Loans & Financial Aid. Get Matched to Scholarships You Qualify For. Research & Get Recruited by Colleges Nationwide. Receive Notifications On New Scholarships.



Most local / area scholarships are now available with Mrs. Grobe. 

You can create free accounts on the most common scholarship websites above.

Apply for everything that applies to you - even if you don't think you stand a chance!
Hint: If you have any sort of medical issue, try searching that + college scholarship.  Example: asthma college scholarships. If your parent(s) have any sort of medical issue, search that + college scholarships.  Example: parent had cancer college scholarship. It doesn't even have to be medical, so think outside the box.  Are you from a single-parent household, were you adopted, are you left-handed, very short or very tall? There is a scholarship for just about anything you can think of. Happy hunting!

Christian College Information

A Guide To Learning With a Christian Influence
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/online-christian-colleges/

The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
http://www.tracs.org

Best Online Colleges in Texas
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/texas/

Overview and Benefits of Studying Theology
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/theology-schools/

ARE YOU THE CHILD OF A VETERAN?
The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees.

For more information on the Hazlewood Act or anything else related to Veteran's Affairs, contact the college you plan to attend. Each college will have a Veteran's Affairs Department.

College Specfic Scholarships

Texas A&M Club: must already be accepted to A&M-College Station

UT Club: must already be accepted to University of Texas - Austin

Texas Exes Scholarships (https://texasexes.academicworks.com/) Are you hoping to get into the University of Texas - Austin? If so, then you need to check out the variety of scholarships available through the Texas Exes organization. Are you a top notch student, who has been very involved in school and extracurricular activities? If so, the Forty Acres Scholars Program could help you earn a full-ride, merit-based scholarship!!!! All of the Texas Exes scholarships can be accessed through the same site. Application deadline is December 1st and applicants can apply even if they have not yet been admitted to the University.

Applying for a Military Academy Appointment

Each applicant should start the application process during the spring semester of his/her junior year. The first step in the process is to write to any academy you are interested in attending. Academy catalogues and other specific information should be requested from the following addresses:

U.S. Air Force Academy U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Admissions Office (RRS) Admissions Office
Colorado Springs, CO 80840-5025 Kings Point, NY 11024-1699
(800) 443-9266 (800) 732-6267
www.usafa.af.mil www.usmma.edu

U.S. Military Academy U.S. Naval Academy
Director of Admissions Candidate Guidance Office
West Point, NY 10996-1797 Annapolis, MD 21402-5018
(914) 938-4041 (410) 293-4361
www.usma.edu www.usna.edu

The United State Coast Guard Academy tenders appointments solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition and no longer requires a nomination. Interested applicants should contact:

United States Coast Guard Academy
Director of Admissions
New London, CT 06320-8103
(800) 883-8724
www.ega.edu

Once the academies have received your requests, they will send you a Pre-Candidate Questionnaire which you must complete and return. The information you provide will be evaluated to determine your qualifications. If you qualify, you will be sent useful information, including an Official Candidate's Packet which outlines the procedures for contacting your congressmen and liaison officer.