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Save Time and Money with the Summer Momentum Plan  

The Alamo Colleges District now offers students a Summer Momentum Plan that saves eligible students time and money. The plan allows students who earn 18-24 credit hours in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters to get three to six FREE credit hours in the Summer 2017 semester.

The Summer Momentum Plan 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 2016 and Spring 2017 (any combination) semesters get up to six free 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 credit hours in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 (any combination) semester get three free 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 free summer credit hours must be taken 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 family, 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 credit hours (Credit Courses with a grade of "C" or better) count toward the Summer Momentum Plan free 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.

 

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

Students do not need to be approved for the Summer Momentum Plan. They will just need to meet the hours requirement and earned hours qualifications.

What courses will be counted as earned credits?

Credit courses with a grade of “C” or better.

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

18 hours combined (any combination) in the fall and spring semesters will earn 3 credit hours free for the following summer semester. 24 hours combined (any combination) in the fall and spring semesters will earn 6 hours free for the following summer semester.

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

No paperwork will need to be completed. Eligibility is determined after grades have been posted for the spring 8-week and 16-week terms.

Can the free hours be carried over to future summer semesters?

No. The free hours must be taken in the summer semester immediately following the fall and spring semesters when the qualifying hours were taken.

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

Yes, students can split the credit hours as long as the student is enrolled in 6 hours total for the summer semester.

Will students be reimbursed or not charged up front?

Students will be charged as usual and the Payment/Waiver application will be automated, so there will be no need to pay up front, unless it is for a Maymester registration.

Are there any fees that will not be covered?

The Summer Momentum Plan will only cover regular tuition. It will not cover fees, Special Program Tuition, Instructional Materials Charges, 3 Peat, 27 HR Rule, etc.

Are there any rules associated with the student being eligible?

The only rules are the hours and grade qualifications for the fall and the spring semesters.

Which hours are eligible for the Summer Momentum Plan free hours?

Most hours are eligible for the Summer Momentum Plan free hours, with a few exceptions. Students are encouraged to take hours within their program plan.

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

Yes, developmental class hours billed at regular tuition schedule will count towards eligibility for the Summer Momentum Plan.

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

Yes. In District, Out-of-District, Non-Resident/ International students are eligible to participate.

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

Please contact your Campus Business Office or send an email to dst-vbo2@alamo.edu.

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

No, the Summer Momentum Plan cannot be used. Exemption/ Waivers are applied on the student account first and used to reduce any eligible tuition and fee charges, covered under the exemption/ waiver.

If a student is registered for more than the free 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 free hours?

Students with a minimum balance of $100 in eligible tuition and fee charges may sign up for a Payment Plan. Students are encouraged to visit the summer 2017 Registration/ Payment Calendar: http://www.alamo.edu/calendars/ for Payment Deadlines and Payment Plan availability, etc.

What if I still owe money, after the Summer Momentum Plan is applied?

Student is responsible to make payment on any remaining balance, according to the Summer 2017 Registration/ Payment Calendar http://www.alamo.edu/calendars/ .

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

The sponsored (3rd Party Billing) tuition assistance cannot be used towards the 3/6 FREE credit hours, but can be used towards any remaining eligible tuition and fee charges, covered under the sponsored (3rd Party Billing) tuition assistance.