Eligible Programs & Classes

Programs & classes determine aid eligibility

Review the information below to ensure your program and classes are eligible for financial aid.

To receive financial aid, you must:

  • Major in any ACC associate degree program OR an eligible certificate program; and
  • Take classes that apply directly to your degree or certificate plan.

Ineligible or partially eligible programs of study

See below for information on programs and classes that have financial aid restrictions.

Ineligible certificates & awards

The following certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid funding because they do NOT meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Education.  Institutional Certificates, Enhanced Skills Certificates, and Occupational Skills Awards are not eligible for financial aid.

Ineligible Program Certificates & Awards

  • Application Development: Swift Level 1
  • Automation, Robotics & Controls Technology Level I
  • Electrical Construction I
  • Hip Hop Production Level 1
  • Nanoelectronics Technology Level I
  • Pharmacy Technician Level 1
  • Retail Management Level 1

Partially eligible certificates

Programs of Study Partially Eligible for Financial Aid

  • Advanced Automotive Level I (Certificate)
  • Automotive Technology (Advanced Technical Certificate)
  • Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology (Advanced Technical Certificate)
  • Cardiovascular Sonography (Advanced Technical Certificate)
  • CIT-App Development Coding & Design Level I
  • Computed Tomography (Advanced Technical Certificate)
  • Firefighter Level 1 (Certificate)
  • Information Systems Auditor (Advanced Technical Certificate)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Advanced Technical Certificate)
  • Marine Engine Repair Advanced Level I (Certificate)
  • Medical-Vascular Sonography (Advanced Technical Certificate)
  • Motorcycle Repair Advanced Level I (Certificate)
  • Professional Photography – Photo & Digital Tech Level 1 (Certificate)
  • Small Engine Repair Advanced Level I (Certificate)
  • Technical Art (Advanced Technical Certificate)
  • Woodworking Level I (Certificate)

Course limits

Federal regulations limit how much financial aid you can receive for the following coursework.

Repeat classes

You can retake a class and receive financial aid under the following circumstances.

  • You have never passed a certain class and need to retake it for a passing grade.
  • You took a class and received a passing grade, and you would like to take it one more time. Any repeats of a successfully completed class after the first repeat are ineligible for aid. Note the repeat course policy for financial aid is separate from institutional academic policies regarding repeat courses.

Developmental Education

  • Developmental reading, writing, and math classes are eligible for financial aid up to a maximum 30 credits of attempted coursework.
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes are eligible for financial aid up to a maximum 24 credits.
  • International bachelor’s (IB) degree holders cannot receive financial aid for ESOL coursework.

Continuing Education & audited classes

Audited classes are not eligible for financial aid. Some classes through Continuing Education are eligible for financial aid. For eligible Continuing Education classes, see the list under the “Texas Public Education Grant” heading on this page.

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