Financial Aid Steps

First, become an ACC student

The Financial Aid Office will process your FAFSA (or TASFA) once you are officially an ACC student. If this will be your first semester at ACC, apply to become an ACC student here.

Next, complete the FAFSA (or TASFA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form you complete to determine your eligibility for grants, scholarships, and federal student loans.

1. Submit Your Application

Submit the FAFSA at StudentAid.gov each year in October to cover the next school year: fall, spring, & summer.

  • If needed, create an FSA ID and password to sign your FAFSA.
  • Enter ACC’s federal school code 012015 in the school information section.
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool if applicable
    Non-citizens and undocumented students


    If you are not a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, you are not eligible for federal aid and cannot submit the FAFSA. If you are an undocumented student with Texas residency status, follow these instructions to apply for state aid.


2. Track Your Status

Track your status via ACCmail and Self-Service Financial Aid. Additional documents may be required after you apply for aid. It takes 3-5 business days for your FAFSA to be received by ACC, and a few weeks to process your application after all documents have been submitted to the college.

Visit financial aid forms for guidance on submitting financial aid documents online.

NOTE: Failure to respond promptly to financial aid notices will delay your application.


3. Accept Your Offer

You’ll get an ACCmail notice when a financial aid offer is ready to review. You will visit Self-Service to:

  • Indicate whether you accept or reject each type of financial aid that’s offered.
  • Review disclosure information about your award offer.IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS

    Paying for Classes with Financial Aid

    Financial aid can be used to help secure your courses. If your financial aid is not enough to cover your balance, there are also payment options available. Learn more at austincc.edu/tuition (see “Payment Options” > “Financial Aid”).

    NOTE: Failure to accept aid may cause you to be dropped from your classes for non-payment of tuition and fees.

    Financial Aid Adjustments

    Financial aid awards are subject to change based on your enrollment (i.e. course selection, number of classes, etc.).  For example, students are initially offered financial aid based on full-time enrollment, so your awards may be reduced if you enroll less than full-time. Please see “Refunds & Disbursements” for more information about financial aid adjustments based on enrollment.

    NOTE: Only classes on your declared degree plan are eligible for financial aid, so this may also cause financial aid adjustments. Please see “Eligibility” for more details.

    Student Loans

    To receive student loans, you must complete entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN). For assistance, follow these instructions. Allow up to three business days for ACC to record your completion of the entrance counseling and MPN.


4. Receive Your Funds

If you followed the steps above, you should begin receiving funds at the start of your semester. ACC directly pays your tuition and fees from your financial aid award; refunds are processed the following week.
ACC partners with BankMobile to deliver your refund. It is important to choose a refund delivery preference whether or not you expect a refund.

Set up your BankMobile account.

Payment Notice: If the amount of your accepted financial aid offer is not enough to cover your tuition and fees, you need to pay the difference on Self-Service or set up a payment plan by the tuition payment deadline. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 512-223-4636 to set up a no money down payment plan by using your aid as the first payment.

Submitting Additional Financial Aid Documents

ACC routinely checks financial aid applications for information verification. If additional documents are required to process your financial aid application, we will contact you by ACCmail and on Self-Service Financial Aid. Please ONLY submit documents if they are requested by the Financial Aid Office. If you have questions along the way, contact us at 512-223-4636.

Where to Submit Forms

Submit financial aid documents online. Visit Self-Service to review your missing documents and submit required information.

NOTE: You will be directed to ACC’s StudentForms portal after accessing your information in Self-Service. If this is your first time visiting StudentForms, you will need to create an account. The information you enter to create your account must match what you put on your FAFSA. Learn more at austincc.edu/faforms.

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