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Paying for College, Pet Care and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, May 19, 2014

Paying for College, Pet Care and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, May 19, 2014

Tuition, room and board, supplies – the cost of attending college adds up quickly. In a recent survey, The College Board placed the average cost of attending a public in-state university this past academic year at a little over $18,000. The cost of attending a private college averaged nearly $41,000.

A lot of families can’t afford that on their own. They rely on financial aid, from scholarships to student loans.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about financial aid options available to Texas students, and welcome your questions for a financial aid officer at the University of Houston and a pair of college consultants.

Also this hour: Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats, as we welcome your canine and feline questions for Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic.

And: CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower drops by to discuss a successful week for the Astros.

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  • How to Pay for College in Texas

    Tuition, room and board, supplies – the cost of attending college adds up quickly. In a recent survey, The College Board placed the average cost of attending a public in-state university this past academic year at a little over $18,000. The cost of attending a private college averaged nearly $41,000. A lot of families can’t afford that on their own. They

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  • Your Pet Care Questions Answered

    Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats, as we welcome your canine and feline questions for Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic.

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  • Collection of Rare Bulgari Jewelry on Display at HMNS

    A collection of approximately 150 jewels, jewel-encrusted evening bags and timepieces created by the Italian luxury goods company Bulgari is on view now at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in a special collection celebrating Bulgari’s 130th anniversary. The exhibition features one of the largest collections of Bulgari heritage jewels ever shown and many jewels on loan from personal collections from celebrities

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  • Sports Monday: A Successful Week for the Astros

    CultureMap Houston columnist MK Bower joins us, as he does most Mondays, to discuss the week in Houston sports, including a successful week for the Astros.

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  1. Thank you Craig for inviting me (Amy Castro) to share college financial aid information on your show today! Your questions were insightful and I think the panel was able to provide some very helpful information to students and families. If any of your listeners have further questions, we’re glad to answer them. We have a lot of helpful information on our website at http://www.brightfuturesllc.com, or they can email us at info@brightfuturesllc.com, or call us at 281-486-0023. We also have an active Facebook page where we post a lot of tips and helpful information for families of students in middle school through high school!

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    You’re welcome Amy. Thanks for participating.

    – Craig