LUFKIN, TEXAS, March 27, 2018 – Angelina College students can now receive Pell Grants during summer semesters. The Department of Education recently revised its policy regarding awarding these grants during summer semesters.
According to Sue Jones, AC Financial Aid director, year-round Pell Grants allow students to complete their degrees in a more timely manner. “Students can stay on track to complete their studies faster by attending summer semesters and with year-round Pell Grants, paying for classes won’t be a barrier.”
Any student planning to attend summer classes, who has not yet completed the 2017-18 FAFSA should go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete the form. When they log in they must select the 2017-18 FAFSA for summer classes. The deadline to complete the FAFSA for summer is April 27. Students must be enrolled in six credit hours to qualify.
Students who have been receiving a Pell Grant during Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018 semesters do not need to complete a new FAFSA for summer aid. Students should complete the 2017-18 FAFSA as soon as possible to make sure their aid is complete in time for the Summer I semester payment due date, May 17.
Current students who have aid should get a copy of their schedule to the Financial Aid Office to ensure aid is added to their accounts for summer classes.
“We have a program to identify students who have had aid in the fall and spring semesters, and have registered for summer classes; but to be sure they have money to cover their summer tuition, fees, and other costs, we encourage students to check their AC Portal account and run an estimated bill to make sure they have enough aid to pay their bill. If they do not have aid in their account they should contact the Financial Aid Office,” Jones said.
For more information about Summer Pell Grants, contact the Angelina College Financial Aid Office at (936) 633-5291.
Nancy Reynolds has proudly served Angelina College since 2000. She began serving as AC’s communications coordinator in 2005. Prior to that, she was the public relations specialist.
Reynolds earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Stephen F. Austin State University. She taught speech courses as an adjunct for AC for eight years.
As communications coordinator, Reynolds’ responsibilities include the following: writing news releases, directing social media, collaborating with the marketing team, managing the Angelina College brand, coordinating publications, managing web content, coordinating internal communications and providing media training.
Reynolds lives in Lufkin with her husband Reg. They have two sons, one daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, and one cat.