Myth 1: The FAFSA is too confusing.
Myth 2: My parents / I need to file taxes before I fill out the FAFSA.
Myth 3: I missed the deadline and can no longer apply.
Myth 4: My parents / I make too much money, so I do not qualify for financial aid.
Reality: Income is not the only factor considered for financial aid. Details like family size, number of family members in college, and other allowances are also considered. Complete the FAFSA to check your eligibility.
Example Scenarios: All students below have the same family income but have different family situations: family size, family members in college, and other factors.
Hendricks: Filled out his FAFSA and found out he would qualify for the Pell Grant.
Maria: Filled out her FAFSA and found out she would not qualify for the Pell Grant, but would qualify for the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG). Maria met the priority deadline and was able to receive other limited state grants that ACC offers.
Denise: Filled out the FAFSA and found out she would only qualify for student loans. Denise also applied for ACC scholarships and was awarded the T-STEM Scholarship.
Myth 5: I’ve applied for financial aid before and did not qualify for any free money.
Myth 6: I am not enrolled full-time (12 credits), so I do not qualify for any aid.
Myth 7: I already receive veteran benefits or other assistance (scholarships, tuition waiver), so I do not qualify for financial aid.
Myth 8: My parents are not U.S. citizens, so I do not qualify for financial aid.
Myth 9: I am an undocumented student or DACA student with Texas residency, so I do not qualify for financial aid.
Follow the Financial Aid Steps and complete the FAFSA online at https://studentaid.gov.Back to Top