FAQs - Summer 2014
Notice-The Summer Application is now an online application form that is located in your ACES Financial Aid Tab. The application link is scheduled to be available on March 3, but may be delayed due to installation or system testing. Please check your Financial Aid Tab in ACES, or check back here for informational updates.
How do I apply for Summer Aid?
Students applying for Summer Financial Aid must have a current year 2013-14 FAFSA on file and complete a Summer application.
Am I guaranteed to receive a Federal Pell Grant for summer?
All students can submit an application however Federal Pell Grant eligibility is not guaranteed. All applications will be reviewed by a financial aid representative and eligibility determined.
How does the application process work?
The process begins with the student clicking on the Summer application link inside their ACES portal. Applications are "date stamped" based on date submitted and are processed in date order within 6 weeks from the date of submission. Students are required to cover registration expenses, including books, until eligibility is determined.
I attended a non-Alamo Colleges institution during the Fall and Spring semesters and would like to transfer to one of the colleges for Summer, can I receive aid?
No, students who attended a non- Alamo Colleges institution do not qualify for financial aid at any of the Alamo Colleges including Direct Loans.
How will I be notified if I am going to receive a Federal Pell Grant?
Students who are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant will have an award posted to their ACES Financial Aid account. Applicants who do not qualify for a Federal Pell Grant must pay all tuition costs including books or risk being dropped.
Are State Grants available during summer?
No, State Grants such as Texas Grant, TEOG, or TPEG are not available for the Summer term.
Can I apply for a Federal Direct Loan for Summer 2014?
Federal Direct Loans for the Summer 2014 are being accepted. The last day to apply is June 2.
I'm on financial aid suspension for the Summer, can I submit an appeal?
No, the Alamo Colleges does not have a Summer appeal process. For more information go to Financial Aid Appeals.
When is the Priority Date for Summer 2014?
The Summer Priority Deadline is suspended as we develop an on-line process which is scheduled to be available by March 3, 2014.