FAQs - Summer Financial Aid
What do I need in order to apply for Summer Aid?
Students applying for Summer Financial Aid must have a current year FAFSA on file, have completed verification if selected, and have submitted a Summer application request online from their ACES account.
Am I guaranteed to receive a Federal Pell Grant for summer?
All students can submit an application, however, Federal Pell Grant eligibility is not guaranteed. All applications will be reviewed by a financial aid representative and eligibility determined.
How does the application process work?
The process begins with the student clicking on the Summer application link inside their ACES portal. Applications are processed in date order within 6 weeks from the date of submission. Students are required to cover registration expenses, including books, until eligibility is determined.
I attended a non-Alamo Colleges institution during the Fall and Spring semesters and would like to transfer to one of the colleges for Summer; can I receive aid?
No, students who attended a non- Alamo Colleges institution do not qualify for financial aid at any of the Alamo Colleges, including Direct Loans.
How will I be notified if I am going to receive a Federal Pell Grant?
Students who are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant will have an award posted to their ACES Financial Aid account. Applicants who do not qualify for a Federal Pell Grant must pay all tuition costs, including books, or risk being dropped.
Are state grants available during summer?
Certain state grant funds such as TEXAS Grant and TEOG are not available for the Summer term. However, any TPEG funds that remain unused from the school year will be awarded on a first come, first served basis (if available) for Summer.
Can I apply for a Federal Direct Loan for Summer?
Visit the Federal Direct Loan page for more information.
I'm on financial aid suspension for the Summer, can I submit an appeal?
No, the Alamo Colleges do not have a Summer appeal process. For more information go to Financial Aid Appeals.
When is the Summer Application Opening Date?
Summer 2015 applications may be submitted beginning February 22, 2016.