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At the Alamo Colleges District, education meets opportunity. Opportunity means a brighter future. Find your passion and develop skills to create the future you want in a high-demand, high wage career field.

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    Explore Careers.

    Find your purpose and start your journey in one of our six institutes.

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    Apply for Admission.

    Enroll in any of our five independently accredited colleges.

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    Begin Financial Aid.

    The tuition at ACD is very affordable and we also offer many resources to help pay for college. 

News and Events at the Alamo Colleges

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    Alamo Colleges District Board Approves Living Wage Increase

    At their regular meeting, the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees approved a minimum living wage of $15 per hour for full-time employees and $12.50 per hour for part-time employees.
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    Northwest Vista College Opens Permanent Food Pantry

    Northwest Vista College's permanent food pantry, located in Huisache Hall, opened on March 18 and will be open five days a week and the first Saturday of each month.
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    Snapshot: Advocacy Centers

    As part of a district-wide commitment to student success and meeting the needs of students experiencing poverty, on-campus advocacy centers have been implemented across all five of the Alamo Colleges.
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    San Antonio College and Palo Alto College Celebrate Women's History Month

    Both SAC and PAC have events planned throughout the month of March to recognize and honor the achievements, contributions and importance of women inout community during Women's History Month.
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    Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarship

    Let us help you pay for college! The Alamo Colleges Foundation offers many different kinds of scholarships. Apply now for Fall 2019-Spring 2020. Priority application deadline is MARCH 31. Don’t delay!
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    Three Alamo Colleges Rank In The Top 100 Community Colleges For Hispanics

    San Antonio College, Northwest Vista College and Palo Alto College are all ranked in the 2019 Top 100 Community Colleges in the Nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook magazine.
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    Alamo Colleges Delegation Meets with Federal Legislators

    Recently, a delegation from the Alamo Colleges District traveled to Washington, D.C. To meet with members of Congress and discuss the Alamo Colleges’ federal legislative agenda.
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    Alamo Colleges’ Delegation Rallies for Community College Day

    On January 30, students, faculty and staff from all five of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District joined Trustees at the capitol in Austin for Community College Day.
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    1098-T

    Beginning January 31, 2019, you may access your 1098-T online through your ACES account.
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    Your Alamo Colleges District ID is Your VIA U-Pass

    Alamo Colleges District has partnered with VIA to offer the new U-Pass to all students, faculty and staff. For the Spring 2019 semester, just show your Student ID to the bus operator when boarding.
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    Alamo Colleges’ Diversity Highlighted in Top 100 Rankings

    Three of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District—San Antonio College, Northwest Vista College and Palo Alto College—topped the charts for the nation’s Top 100 Degree Producers for minority students.
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    Reserve Your Seat for High-Value Education

    Time-Ticketing Registration will begin the week of November 12, 2018. Starting in spring 2019, a new tuition rate goes into effect, but you’ll still pay the lowest college costs in the area.
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    Alamo Colleges wins Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

    On November 15, 2018, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross named the Alamo Colleges District a 2018 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
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    Economic Impact Study Shows Big Value For Students, Community

    At a press conference November 7, the Alamo Colleges District announced the results of an economic impact study that quantifies the dollar value to its students, taxpayers and the community as a whole.
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    Introducing an Enhanced Alamo Alert System

    We are teaming with Rave Mobile Safety to enhance Alamo Alert to provide an emergency alert system capable of delivering messages to your Alamo Colleges and personal email addresses, as well as your landline and mobile phone.
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The Alamo Colleges District

Our five colleges offer a vast array of programs and two-year degrees. Recent capital improvement programs have allowed us to create some of the best facilities for teaching and learning in the country. Our credits transfer to four-year universities for those pursuing bachelor’s or higher degrees. And our workforce development programs help individuals build new careers and meet the needs of business. The Alamo Colleges District empowers our diverse communities for success.

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