Financial Aid

The federal student loan payment pause has ended, meaning repayment for many borrowers will begin October 2023. ACC has guidance to help borrowers entering repayment at
Complete the FAFSA to apply for free money (grants), borrowed money (loans), and part-time employment (work-study). Get help from our team in-person or online by visiting

Financial aid can help you pay for college. Many students are eligible for some type of financial assistance like grants, scholarships, work-study, or loans. The Financial Aid Office at Austin Community College will work with you to explore options and access the funds you need to pay for college.

How to Apply

The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Include ACC’s FAFSA code 012015 on your application.

View Financial Aid Steps

Non-citizens and undocumented students
Non-citizens and undocumented students with Texas residency, follow these instructions to apply for state aid.

Continuing education students
ACC offers several ways for continuing education students to fund their education, including grant funds for select programs. Learn more on Continuing Education’s website.

When to Apply

Every October 1, the financial aid application becomes available for the next academic year. An academic year starts with a fall semester and includes the following spring and summer.

Apply early (as soon as October 1!) for the best financial aid options. Some funds are limited, so the sooner you apply the better your chances of accessing first-come, first-served financial aid.

Use the priority dates below to ensure your financial aid is ready before your tuition is due. If you miss the priority date, don’t worry. ACC processes financial aid applications year-round. You may even receive financial aid for classes you’re currently taking!

  • Fall classes – April 1
  • Spring classes – October 15
  • Summer classes – March 1

Check the Status of Your Financial Aid Application

The financial aid application takes several weeks to process. Apply early and follow through with all requirements to receive your financial aid offer as soon as possible. Your application status will appear in your student account accessible through Self-Service.

(ACCeID required)

Not a student? Submit the ACC admissions application before your financial aid can be processed.

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