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    U.S. Representative John R. Carter represents Texas' 31st Congressional District, which includes Williamson and Bell counties.In the 116th Congress, Rep. Carter sits on the Defense Subcomittee on Appropriations and he is the Ranking Member on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations. In addition, he serves as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan House Army Caucus and is member of the House Republicans Steering Committee, a leadership position.

    Since his first election in 2002, Congressman Carter has established himself as a leader in Congress who has the foresight and courage to author and support numerous pieces of legislation that would increase the protection of U.S. citizens and bring justice to those who threaten our freedom and way of life.

    Congressman Carter is one of the few House Members who has authored legislation signed into law under Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump. Despite being a veteran Congressman, John Carter is still known as "Judge" for having served over 20 years on the district court bench in Williamson County, which he won as the first county-wide elected Republican in Williamson County in modern history. Before becoming a Judge, Congressman Carter had a successful private law practice and continued to practice law while serving as the Municipal Judge in Round Rock.

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    A true Texan at heart, Congressman Carter was born and raised in Houston and has spent his adult life in Central Texas. Carter attended Texas Tech University where he graduated with a degree in History and then graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1969.Congressman Carter and his wife, Erika, met in Holland and have been happily married since June 15, 1968. Since then, they have built a home and raised a family of four on Christian beliefs and strong Texas Values. Congressman Carter and Mrs. Carter are also proud grandparents to six precious grandchildren.  

     

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Department of Education

The Department of Education establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, and distribute as well as monitor those funds, collect data on America's schools and disseminating research, focus the national attention on key educational issues, and prohibit discrimination and ensure equal access to education.
 

 

How do I help my child prepare academically and/or financially for college?


 

You can help your child make informed decisions about his or her college education in many different ways, including being aware of deadlines and information about financial aid.

Start on a plan to help you or your child prepare for college

Find out more about Financial Aid Deadlines

Moreover, there are many types of federal, state, and private educational funding and saving programs available such as grants, prepaid tuition plans, savings bonds and trust plans to list a few.  

Learn about the different types of financial aid

Additional information regarding preparing your child for college and financial plans

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How much will college cost me?


The cost of attending a college or university will depend on the institute you choose.  There are over 25 university and colleges near the 31st District of Texas and all will vary in tuition costs.  Information on specific costs can always be found on your university/college websites.  

List of  Universities and College Near the District

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Where can I apply for financial aid?


In order for any student to receive federal financial aid, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed at:

www.fafsa.ed.gov

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Who, what, where, and when do I start paying back my student loans?


Remember, federal student loans are real loans, just like car loans or mortgages. You must repay a student loan even if your financial circumstances become difficult.  
 
 
You will need to make payments to your loan servicer.  Each servicer has its own payment process, so check with your servicer if you are not’t sure how or when to make a payment.  You don’t have to begin repaying most federal student loans until after you leave college or drop below half-time enrollment.  Your loan servicer or lender must provide you with a loan repayment schedule that states when your first payment is due, the number and frequency of payments, and the amount of each payment.  Keep in mind that your loan may have a grace period.
 

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 What happens if I am having trouble paying my student loan?


It is extremely important not to default on any loan, and defaulting on a federal student loan will impact your credit history.  Eventually, your wages may be garnished as a result of defaulting on a student loan.  Consolidating loans allow you to combine different types of federal student loans to simplify and help with repayment.  Even if you have just one loan, you can choose to consolidate it. Both the Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL) and Direct Loan Programs offer consolidation loans.  However, if you feel you may have to default, or if you are already in default, you should contact your lending company for counseling.
 

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Additional Questions?

Visit our Student Center page,

The Department of Education website, or

If you would like my help with an education issue, please print out an authorization form for Round Rock or Bell County and fax or mail it to my office.

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    Washington DC
     
    2110 Rayburn H.O.B.
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-3864
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    Round Rock Office
     
    1717 North IH 35
    Suite 303
    Round Rock, TX 78664
    (512) 246-1600
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    Bell County Office
    6544B S. General Bruce Drive
    Temple, TX 76502
    Located next to the DPS office
    (254) 933-1392
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