On Tuesday, June 2,
Laredo College President Dr. Ricardo J. Solis announced at a press conference a
new program to help students save money and keep their college momentum going
from summer to fall. President Solis outlined the key details of this
initiative, dubbed the Fall Momentum Program.
“This is a historic
step for our institution,” he said. “Although we have provided discounts and
financial support initiatives in the past, a program of this magnitude has
never been adopted before. The goal is to help our students get ahead in their
career by taking advantage of our accelerated summer courses while earning a
three-hour course credit to redeem during the fall 2020 semester free of
Through the Fall Momentum
Program, Laredo College will be covering the tuition and fees for a
three-credit hour academic course during the fall 2020 semester for students
who take two three-hour credit courses during Maymester and/or summer sessions
one and two.
Now is a great time to
start, resume or finish a degree and join the workforce. This is one way our
institution can give back to our students and help them reach their academic
goals and save money.
This one-time credit
incentive would only apply for the fall 2020 semester and will not carry over
into the spring 2021 semester. The free course must fall in line with the
student’s program of study.
This is a fantastic opportunity
for students who qualify to extend their summer education into fall. Students
receiving Federal Financial Aid could be eligible to receive an additional $500
or more in their refunds. However, refunds will vary depending on each
students’ individual situation.
The program was
conceived to help students financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and to
motivate them to stay focused in their studies and take advantage of our convenient
online and hybrid summer course offerings.
To qualify, students
must be high school graduates evidenced by a secondary diploma or its
equivalency, must complete at least six credit hours by end of the summer,
attain a “C” grade or above and must be advised and registered for at least 12
credit hours for the fall 2020 semester.
Students who meet the eligibility would qualify automatically for
this program if they are attending summer and plan to continue at LC in the
Fall 2020 tuition and
fees must be paid prior to receiving credit for the three-credit hour academic
course. Additionally, any outstanding balance owed prior to the fall 2020 semester
must be cleared before applying the credit for the three-credit hour course.
The tuition and fees
credit for the three-credit hour academic course will be reflected on students’
accounts after Oct. 19, 2020.
Registration for summer
session two is underway and ends on July 3. We encourage students to register early
and take advantage of this great program.
For more information,
contact the Laredo College Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.