Buff Connections includes a network of individuals on campus who are committed and available to provide students with a personal and trustworthy contact.  Our mission is to empower former foster youth, orphans, and wards of the court or homeless students to utilize available support systems and resources resulting in a successful college experience.  If you need assistance, we are here to help! 

Start getting connected here.

Do you know your Strengths?

West Texas A&M University is becoming a strengths-based campus.  We are focusing on building each student’s individual talents into strengths…and becoming BUFFSTRONG.  Visit our StrengthsQuest webpage for details.

Get connected with a mentor

Transitioning to college life can be very difficult. Sometimes, we don't know who to ask for help or what kind of help is out there.  Our mentors will help you obtain knowledge of campus and community resources, learn about campus organizations, understand the education process, encourage college success, and provide a trusting relationship. If you are interested in being paired with a mentor, please contact the foster care liaison Makaela Webb. Email -


Get connected with financial resources

Financial Aid (grants, loans, work-study)          Preparation for Adult Living (PAL)         
College Tuition and Fee Waiver   Extended Foster Care Program
Education and Training Voucher (ETV)   Medicaid
Scholarships   Texas Youth Connections

Get connected with campus resources

Advising Services Career Services                Disability Services
Buff Gold Card Counseling Services Kids Kollege (child care)
Medical Services Residential Living Tutoring Services
Parking Services Student Enrollment, Engagement and Success Virtual Math Lab
Student Engagement and Leadership