Forward Program

Looking FORWARD to Your Future

The mission of Sam Houston State University's FORWARD Program is to empower former foster youth, orphans, and wards of the state by providing the support system necessary to pursue higher education and transition smoothly through college. FORWARD serves as a resource to help the student build meaningful relationships within and without the university that are important to successful personal and professional achievements.

If you are or were a foster, orphan, or ward of the state, you may be eligible for extra resources and assistance for your college education. Please investigate the links below to see how we can help you look forward to college.

STEP 1: THINKING FORWARD
First thing you need to do is make a plan to go to college. Know how to go to college and start right now.

STEP 2: PAYING FORWARD
There is money out there for you! Financial aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to qualifying students. Find out what you need to do to get money to cover your expenses while attending college.

STEP 3: MOVING FORWARD
Living at SHSU can be exciting and fun! We canoffer year-round on-campus housing and waivers on holiday break fees.

STEP 4: REACHING FORWARD
While you are in college study hard and live well. Reach out for help, and you will find many programs dedicated to supporting students. 

STEP 5: WORKING FORWARD
If you need help finding a job now or in the future, Career Services is the place to visit.  During college and after you graduate, we will help you with on campus jobs, employment preparation, internships, job fairs, and more.

STEP 6: LIVING FORWARD
The Huntsville community has many resources for our Sam Houston State University students.


The Office for First-Year Experience: A Student Success Initiative
202 Academic Building IV Suite 200 | Box 2335 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2335
Phone: 936.294.3422 | FAX: 936.294.2232 | Email:fye@shsu.edu


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