Alamo Colleges District to forgive $2.28 million in student balances for tuition, fees in response to COVID-19

District says it will forgive balances that were acquired between March 23, 2020 and June 8, 2021

SAN ANTONIO – The Alamo Colleges District will be forgiving student balances for eligible students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a news release, district officials said it will be forgiving balances on tuition and fees that were acquired from March 23, 2020 to June 8, 2021.

The balances will be paid in full using federal funds provided to the college district for COVID-19 emergency aid.

The total of the balances forgiven adds up to $2.28 million and will affect 4,389 students, according to an Alamo Colleges District spokesperson.

Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores said the past year has been difficult for students and he hopes the funding will be able to help students and their families.

“Our entire Alamo Colleges District family has demonstrated great resilience over the last 18 months. With the support of this federal emergency aid, our goal is to remove any barriers that may be keeping students from continuing their pursuit of higher education and a brighter future,” Flores said.

Alamo College District has over 98,000 students enrolled among its five colleges.

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