Students with Children

Students raising children or other dependents have many responsibilities. Whether you are a parent, guardian or caretaker, the Alamo Colleges District recognizes the unique challenges students with children face as they pursue their educational and career goals.

Access to college doesn't just mean academic help; we are committed to helping overcome hurdles that keep students from reaching their goals.

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As part of a district-wide commitment to student success and meeting the needs of students beyond the classroom, on-campus advocacy centers are available at all five Alamo Colleges.

We partner with different organizations to provide services like job assistance, food security, clothing, childcare, utility assistance, and mental health counseling.

Student Advocacy Helpline:
S.H.A.R.E Center
Rio Grande, Room 132

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Connect with your peers

There are a lot of students who, like you, are raising children or other dependents in their care. Join the Student Parent Network on the AlamoEXPERIENCE portal to connect with other students with minor children under the age of 18, plus learn about events, resources and service information. All you have to do is click the button below, sign in with your ACES login, and click “Join.”

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On-Campus Childcare

The Ray Ellison Family Center (REFC) provides an early childhood program for the children of Palo Alto College students, faculty/staff, and members of the community. The center is committed to offering a comprehensive early childhood program that emphasizes each child's social/emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development.

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Other Childcare Resources

Texas Workforce Commission Child Care Program

City of San Antonio Human Services


Health Care Services

Primary health care services are available to students enrolled at any of the Alamo Colleges through Wellness 360 clinics, in partnership with UT Health San Antonio. Available to students with and without health insurance, the program will provide treatment for allergies, colds, and other minor health issues. 

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Technology Resources

Technology resources, such as laptops rentals, are available for any currently enrolled Alamo Colleges student in need of reliable computer access. These resources are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Students should contact their home college’s Information Technology department during their hours of operation (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.).

PAC: 210-486-3777


Our colleges offer a variety of FREE tutoring services students need to succeed academically. 

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The Alamo Colleges Foundation distributes financial awards from nearly 20 academic scholarship funds to support students raising children or other dependents. By submitting just one application each academic year, students with children will be considered for these scholarships and many more.

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Policies & Procedures
  • Policy and Procedure for Pregnant and Parenting Students can be located in the ACD Policy Manual, H.1.2 Civil Rights Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation and the procedure is H.1.2.4 Pregnant and Parenting Students.
  •  PAC Student Parent Liaison Officer serves students who are parents or guardians of children under 18 and provides  a range of resources to meet their needs that includes: promoting accessibility, privacy, and a comprehensive approach to support the academic and personal success of parenting students.




Parenting Student Liaison Officer
Jennifer Flores
Interim Dean for Student Success


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