Summer enrollment was down from 2011, with a recorded head count of 690 students this year, as opposed to 790 last year. Credit hours are likewise down from 3712 in Summer 2011 to 3215.
“The availability of financial aid and the changes in Title IV have affected our summer enrollment,” said Zeke Garcia, director of Student Services. “Students have run out of Pell [grant funding] due to the length of time it took them to complete their programs. Some ran out because they changed their educational goals. The new regulations on the number of allowable semesters to be eligible for Pell had an impact, as did the fact some courses students may have needed were not offered this summer.”
Garcia said all the UNMG branch campuses experienced a decline in summer enrollment, but that UNMG’s enrollment had declined less than the others did.