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The HB5 college prep courses (CPC) in English and math were prepared in response to legislative requirements and instituted beginning Fall 2014. In the Rio Grande Valley, all local institutions of higher education worked closely with many local ISDs, RGV FOCUS, Educate Texas, and Region One ESC to develop a shared approach as formalized in a joint Memo of Understanding (MOU) so that all students from the region could be seamlessly supported regardless of high school or institution of higher education choice. Below we have listed some relevant resources to assist educators currently implementing these courses.

Students have the opportunity to apply for financial aid beginning October 1. Learn more about FAFSA and TAFSA deadlines and requirements. 

The RGV FOCUS Annual and Community Reports include information about cross-sector collaboration in the Rio Grande Valley, statistics on adult and student populations, student success data compared to the State of Texas, and highlights from districts, institutions of higher education and community-based organization partners.

View our Resource Guide for College Access, Family Guide for DREAMers and Early FAFSA/TAFSA brochure.