Keep Learning Plan

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Four strategies for financial relief to help you stay in college

During the summer and fall semesters, the Alamo Colleges District is continuing its Keep Learning plan to keep students in college and on track in the face of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The multi-tiered strategy relieves the financial burden of tuition and fees through scholarships and allows most financial aid to be used for living expenses. It follows closely the Keep Learning plan the district initiated last year, a multi-million dollar investment in the district’s more than 65,000 students.

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. For summer and fall 2021, the Alamo Colleges are planning a carefully thought-out scaling up of students on campus which this plan will support.


The Keep Learning plan encompasses four major initiatives:

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

A program that eliminates a student’s outstanding balance up to $500 from the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters.

The amount of the scholarship will not be greater than the account balance as of May 1, 2021.

The $500 scholarship will also be applied to the accounts of students who owe more than $500. 

Learn more about Clean Slate

Photo of woman smiling next to the text: Expanded Summer Momentum
Expanded Summer Momentum

This plan allows eligible students who earned hours in Spring 2021 at any of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, to get three to nine hours FREE credit hours in the Summer 2021 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 2021 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 2021.

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