ACD Awards $15.4 Million in Federal Emergency Aid Grants
September 7, 2021
In order to assist students who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alamo Colleges distributed more than $15.4 million in federal emergency aid grants to 13,736 students across the Alamo Colleges District.
“The federal emergency funds provided to the Alamo Colleges District for student emergency aid have been critical in helping our students and their families,” said Alamo Colleges’ Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores.
“We have witnessed great resiliency and persistence from our students over the last 18 months. While the pandemic is not over, our mission continues to be to provide support to all of our students and remove any barriers that may be keeping them from continuing their pursuit of higher education.,” he added.
Students receiving Pell Grants during the Fall 2021 semester are eligible to receive this one-time distribution ranging from $600 - $2,000 per student based on information provided on their FAFSA. Any student who did not receive a distribution is still eligible to apply for federal emergency aid grants through the district’s Student Emergency Aid webpage.
Grants are awarded based on a case-by-case basis with several factors considered. The amount a student can receive in a grant will be determined based on the number of applications received, availability of funds, and the specific needs presented in the application.
Students who have not registered for courses in Fall 2021 still have time to register. Registration is open for the 14-week Start II term, which begins September 7, and Fall Flex II, an 8-week session that begins October 18.
The Alamo Colleges also is providing robust support services to help students continue their educational journey. This includes everything from help registering for classes to academic advising, free technology resources, advocacy services such as food pantries and rent and utility assistance, and more.
At the Alamo Colleges District, high-quality education and affordable costs provide exceptional value to students and alumni who are major contributors to the economy and culture of our community. For more information, go to www.alamo.edu.