San Antonio's Alamo Colleges forgiving $2.3 million in student fees due to the pandemic

click to enlarge Palo Alto College is one of Alamo Colleges District's five local campuses. - TWITTER / @ALAMOCOLLEGES1
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Palo Alto College is one of Alamo Colleges District's five local campuses.
Officials with Alamo Colleges said Wednesday that the five-campus district will forgive tuition and fee balances for eligible students due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

The district will use federal pandemic recovery aid to forgive student balances accrued from March 23, 2020 through June 8 of this year. Those balances total $2.28 million and will affect 4,389 students, a district spokesperson told TV station KSAT.

“Our entire Alamo Colleges District family has demonstrated great resilience over the last 18 months," Alamo Colleges’ Chancellor Mike Flores said in 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."

Alamo Colleges District's community colleges have a total enrollment of nearly 100,000 students.

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