Generation Texas Month

GenerationTX Month - Accept the Challenge!

It’s that time of the year again! Join the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) for our two annual statewide initiatives, GenerationTX (GenTX) Month and GenTX Decision Day.

In November, GenTX Month combines our statewide College Application and Financial Aid Awareness campaign, the nationwide American College Application Campaign® (ACAC) initiative, and the 60x30TX Texas Challenge to Reach Higher efforts into one powerful month to encourage students to complete a college application and FAFSA. GenTX Month also coincides with the opening of the 2020-21 FAFSA and TASFA.

May 1, 2020, GenTX Decision Day, is your opportunity to recognize and celebrate students for their postsecondary plans in front of the entire student body. Think of GenTX Decision Day as a school spirit day, during which we all work together to build excitement and awareness surrounding the college selection and enrollment process.

By completing the survey at the link below, you are committing your school to initiate and plan activities that promote both GenTX Month 2019 and GenTX Decision Day 2020.  As a participating school, you will receive a GenTX campus Participation Pack and #IApplied stickers for every high school senior. Your school could also win additional GenTX promo items. REGISTER NOW and ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE!

Accept the Challenge!

Our goals this year are to have:

  • At least 1,200 Texas High Schools accept the challenge and register for #GenTXDay to support students with activities, events, and outreach;
  • Every participating high school in Texas increase ApplyTexas and FAFSA completions by four percentage points (4%) above the prior year; and
  • Every eligible student (seniors) in Texas complete and submit the FAFSA or TASFA and an application (ApplyTexas) to at least one institution of higher education

GenerationTX also supports the regional efforts and goals of the 60x30TX Texas Challenge to Reach Higher, which aligns with the national Reach Higher Initiative, to increase completion of college applications, FAFSA, and college readiness indicators.

Planning a College Application/Financial Aid Month Event?

Download the Generation Texas Month Community Planning Guide to host a College Application/Financial Aid event on your campus!