Keep Learning Plan

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Four strategies for financial relief to help you stay in college

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many Alamo Colleges’ students to make tough decisions that have disrupted their academic progress. Some are choosing between continuing on their educational paths and meeting basic needs.

During the summer and fall semesters, the Alamo Colleges District is continuing its Keep Learning plan to keep students in college and on track toward their goals. The multi-tiered strategy relieves the financial burden of college expenses.

The Keep Learning plan encompasses four major initiatives:

Photo of male student next to text: Up to $500 Clean Slate

To eliminate the cost of books for eligible students and ensure they have all textbooks and instructional materials on the first day of class, students enrolled in Spring, Summer and Fall 2022 will receive free textbook rentals through AlamoBOOKS+. Once you register for classes, eligible students will receive an email from Barnes & Noble College prompting them to select their preferred delivery method for either hard copies or digital materials.

Learn more about AlamoBOOKS+

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Expanded Summer Momentum

This plan allows eligible students who earned hours in Spring 2022 at any of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, to get three to nine hours FREE credit hours in the Summer 2022 semester. The Expanded Summer Momentum Plan is a last-dollar scholarship that will cover tuition after all other financial aid resources have been awarded in most cases. 

Learn more about Expanded Summer Momentum

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Reduced Payment Plan

The Reduced Payment Plan initiative reduces the fee to set up a tuition payment plan from $25 to just $1.

This initiative will be in place for the Fall 2022 semester.

Visit the Business Office webpage

No Cost Testing
No Cost Testing

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test, which usually costs $32, is being offered at no cost during May and June 2022.

The TSI is a state-required assessment test to determine college readiness in reading, writing and math.

All first-time college students must take the TSI test before enrolling in classes (unless exempt).

Contact your college’s Testing Center