Clean Slate

Stay on Track to a Degree with the Clean Slate Plan

Clean Slate


The coronavirus pandemic may force students to make tough financial decisions that disrupt their academic progress.

This may make it difficult for students to pay their outstanding balances on their student accounts.

Under the Clean Slate Plan, students who have outstanding balances on their student account from Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 as of May 1, 2020, will receive a scholarship of up to $500 toward the outstanding balance. 

Eligible students will receive an email notifying them of this Clean Slate scholarship.  Students will not need to take any action.

Students with an outstanding balance of $500 or less from the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 terms will have a “clean slate” after the scholarship is applied.

The amount of the scholarship will not be greater than the account balance.

Students with more than a $500 balance will receive a scholarship of $500 which will be applied to reduce the balance owed.

Eligibility

What is Clean Slate and who is eligible?

Clean Slate is a scholarship. Students enrolled in Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 with an outstanding balance of $500 or less from Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 terms will have a “clean slate” after the scholarship is applied. The amount of the scholarship will not be greater than the account balance.

Students enrolled in Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 with more than a $500 balance are eligible and will receive a scholarship of $500 which will be applied to and reduce the balance owed.

Will this scholarship be available for future terms?

No.  This is a one-time scholarship based on the economic impact of the coronavirus to students. 

How will students verify eligibility?

Students may contact their college business office to confirm their account balance and eligibility.

Why is the Clean Slate Scholarship being offered?

The goal is to allow students an opportunity to re-enroll in classes at the Alamo Colleges and complete a degree or certificate.

Student Account

How do students know if they will receive the Clean Slate scholarship?

Eligible students will receive the Clean Slate scholarship automatically on their student account. 

Is this a debt forgiveness program?

No, the purpose is to allow students who owe the colleges within the Alamo Colleges District $500 or less to be able to stay on track to a degree.

Is the Clean Slate scholarship refundable?

No, the Clean Slate Scholarship is not refundable.

Will I have to pay this scholarship back?

No, students will not have to pay this back.

Will the Clean Slate Scholarship be reported on my 1098-T?

Yes, all scholarships are reported on your 1098-T.

If I made a payment recently, will I get a refund?

No, payments made to your account will not be refunded.

When will the scholarship be applied to my account?

The scholarship will be applied to your account in May 2020.