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SMP

Save Time and Money with the Summer Momentum Plan

The Alamo Colleges District now offers students a Summer Momentum Plan (SMP) that saves eligible students time and money. The plan allows students who earn 18-24 credit hours in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters at any of the five colleges at the Alamo Colleges District, to get three to six credit hours paid for in the Summer 2018 semester.  The SMP was created when the Federal Pell Grant was not available for the summer. The Department of Education (DOE) has now reinstated a summer Pell for 2018 to assist students in paying for those tuition charges.  The combination of Pell and SMP will make their summer enrollment FREE.

The Summer Momentum Plan and year round Pell availability enables more students to achieve the life-long benefits of college, with less financial stress. Students can earn their degree in less time, save money and use their financial aid more effectively.

Students who earn a total of 24 or more credit hours in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 (any combination) semesters, at any of the five colleges at the Alamo Colleges District, can earn up to 6 academic credit hours in the summer, at a yearly tuition savings of $516. This allows them to earn the 60 credit hours needed for their degree in just two years.

Students who earn a total of 18-23 credit hours, at any of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 (any combination) semesters, can earn up to 3 academic credit hours in the summer, at a yearly tuition savings of $258, allowing them to complete their degree in three years. Out-of-district students can save even more. The summer credit hours must be taken at any of the five colleges, in the Alamo Colleges District, in the summer semester immediately following the qualifying fall and spring semesters. 

Eligible students can attend any of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, which offer fields of study in a wide range of areas, including accounting, biotechnology, business, computer science, criminal justice, early childhood education, nursing and paralegal. All Alamo Colleges earned credit hours (Credit Courses with a grade of "C" or better) count toward the Summer Momentum Plan hours.

Students are encouraged to take hours within their program plan.  

Learn more about the different programs of study available, and which college best supports your academic interests.

FAQs    

How do students know if they are approved for the Summer Momentum Plan?

When will my tuition be credited if I am eligible for the Summer Momentum Plan? 

What courses will be counted as earned credits?

How many credit hours need to be taken to earn summer semester tuition?

Is there a waiver/paperwork that needs to be completed with the Financial Aid/Bursars Office?

Can the hours be carried over to future summer semesters?

Are students allowed to split the terms? An example is 3 credit hours in Summer I and 3 credit hours in Summer II?

Can the hours be taken in the Maymester term?

Will students be reimbursed or not charged up front?

Are there any fees that will not be covered?

Are there any rules associated with the student being eligible?

Which hours are eligible for the Summer Momentum Plan hours?

Are developmental class hours counted towards the summer credit hour total?

Can out-of-district and non-resident students participate in the Summer Momentum Plan?

Who can answer questions about qualifying for the Summer Momentum Plan, cumulative hours, grades, GPA., etc.?

Who can answer billing questions related to the Summer Momentum Plan?

If I register for 6 or 8 week summer sessions that fall under the Summer Momentum Plan, will I need to pay for my Maymester class?

If I qualify for an exemption/ waiver to reduce my tuition, will I be able to use the Summer Momentum Plan?

If a student is registered for more than the 3/6 hours will they be able to use the payment plan option for the balance they are paying out of pocket? Will the student need to wait to set up the payment plan until after the tuition charges are waived to avoid paying for the hours?   

What happens if I still owe money after the Summer Momentum Plan or Pell Grant is applied?

Will I be able to use my sponsored (3rd Party Billing) tuition assistance?

If you are getting credit from a study abroad institution and only transferring the hours in, does that count?

I am a Dual Credit student. Do I qualify?

If a class is not successfully completed will students have to pay tuition back?

Will the Summer Momentum Plan, have an impact on other Financial Assistance?