Summer Momentum Plan
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 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters at any of the five colleges at the Alamo Colleges District, to get three to six FREE credit hours in the Summer 2020 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.
Learn more about the different programs available, and which college best supports your academic interests.
Students currently enrolled in Spring 2020 with a GPA of 2.0 or better as of May 1, 2020, are eligible for up to 6 FREE academic credit hours in Summer 2020 if part-time and earn up to 9 FREE academic credit hours in Summer 2020 if full-time.
Part-time students are those who attempted up to 11 credit hours in Spring 2020. Full-time students attempted 12 or more credit hours in Spring 2020.
The free summer credit hours must be taken at any of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District during the Summer 2020 term.
Eligible students may attend any of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, which offers a wide range of fields of study, including accounting, biotechnology, business, computer science, criminal justice, early childhood education, nursing and paralegal. Students are encouraged to take hours within their program plan.
Eligible students automatically qualify by meeting the Alamo Colleges District Earned Credit Hours Qualifications and Hours Requirement.
Students do not need to be approved for the Expanded Summer Momentum Plan.
Only credits earned at any of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District will be counted upon meeting eligibility. Alamo Colleges District credit courses attempted by the student will count toward eligibility.
Transfer hours are not eligible as earned credit hours.
For Spring 2020, students with a GPA of 2.0 or better as of May 1:
- Part-time students, defined as taking up to 11 credit hours as of the census date in Spring 2020, will earn up to 6 free academic credit hours in Summer 2020
- Full-time students, defined as taking 12 or more credit hours as of the census date in Spring 2020, will earn up to 9 free academic credit hours in Summer 2020
Note that each college has discretion to allow more courses under Expanded SMP; for eligibility, a student should check with his/her academic advisor.
- Early College High School students (ECHS) with 9 or less credit hours remaining to complete an associate degree are eligible for Expanded SMP.
The student must have been a continuing student in Spring 2020, have a current GPA as of May 1 of 2.0 or higher, and have taken credit hours as of census date.
No paperwork will need to be completed. Eligibility is automatically determined as of May 1 with the current GPA, even if all Spring 2020 grades have not posted.
No. The free hours must be taken in the Summer 2020 semester.
Yes, students can split the credit hours, as long as the student is enrolled in 6 hours total for the summer semesters.
Yes. Maymester is included in the Expanded SMP.
A student’s account will be charged and payment will be automatically applied. There is no need to pay up front, unless it is for additional hours registered above your eligible, free Expanded SMP of 6 or 9 hours earned.
Tuition will be credited in May 2020.
The Expanded Summer Momentum Plan will cover regular tuition, student activity fees, campus access fee and the international education fee. It does not cover Special Program Tuition, Instructional Materials Charges, 3 Peat, 27 HR Rule, etc.
Most hours are eligible for the Expanded Summer Momentum Plan free hours, with a few exceptions. Students are encouraged to take hours within their program plan. The free earned summer semester 6/9 hours will be applied to academic courses only.
Yes. In District, Out-of-District, Non-Resident/ International students are eligible to participate.
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Yes, the Expanded SMP can be used.
The Expanded SMP is applied to the student accounts as the first source of payment; Exemption/ Waivers are then applied on the student account and used to reduce any “remaining eligible tuition and fee charges” covered under the exemption/ waiver.
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 2020 Registration/ Payment Calendar for Payment Deadlines and Payment Plan availability.
A payment plan initiated May 1- May 21, prior to the Expanded SMP payment, will be inclusive of all tuition and fee charges owed, for the term, at the time the payment plan is executed. Once the Expanded SMP is applied to the student’s account, the Payment Plan will adjust accordingly, followed by an automated email sent to the student.
The student is responsible to make payments on any remaining balance, according to the Summer 2020 Registration/ Payment Calendar.
Any unpaid tuition and fee balance may result in a student being dropped from all courses.
The sponsored (3rd Party Billing) tuition assistance cannot be used towards the 6/9 FREE credit hours, but can be used towards any remaining eligible tuition and fee charges, covered under the sponsored (3rd Party Billing) tuition assistance.
No, transfer hours are eligible as earned credit hours; these include the study abroad courses paid through the Alamo Marketplace.
No, students participating in high school programs (traditional dual credit, early college high school, academies), early admit and transient students are not eligible for the Enhanced SMP.
The Summer Momentum Plan is a non-refundable program, and a student may owe money back for a course dropped prior to the census date, for any part of the term.
All Adds/ Drops should be completed prior to the start of the related term. Refer to the Summer 2020 Registration/ Payment Calendar.
Drops after the start of class will have Enhanced SMP scholarship adjustments resulting in a balance on the student account.
The award can be reinstated if the student registers for a class in the latter part of the term. Lack of academic success in the summer class (or classes) may not drive repayment.
Students should be aware that failure to successfully complete courses might impact their Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid or Academic Standing.
A student’s Pell Grant award is not impacted
In some cases, other federal aid such as loans or work-study may be adjusted when necessary if the student does not have sufficient “unmet need” to be compliant with federal regulations.
For questions about your specific situation, please contact your campus Student Financial Aid Office or visit the Financial Aid website.
No, choosing to take one or more of your Spring 2020 class for Credit/No Credit has no negative impact on your eligibility to receive free summer classes.
If you took classes during the Spring 2020 semester, you qualify for Expanded SMP.