The Alamo Colleges District said it has cleared unpaid tuition balances owed by more than 4,300 students — totaling more than $2 million — using federal emergency funds.
In all, $2,280,726 in debt was discharged from the accounts of 4,389 students across all five Alamo Colleges. It was covered by the more than $90 million in federal aid received by Alamo Colleges under the second and third phases of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund created by Congress that are being allocated to respond to pandemic-related needs.
“Our entire Alamo Colleges District family has demonstrated great resilience over the last 18 months,” Alamo Colleges Chancellor Mike Flores said, according to a news release. “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.”
The students who qualified for this latest round of debt forgiveness were those with unpaid balances that accumulated between March 23, 2020 to June 8, 2021. Applications were not required, and students began to receive notifications on Tuesday.