Your financial aid award can be used to pay for a variety for educational expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, and additional program requirements.
Paying for Classes
If you have enough financial aid to cover your full balance for the semester, you do not need to make payment arrangements. ACC will use your financial aid to pay your balance and issue a refund at the beginning of the semester. Keep in mind that your financial aid award is subject to change based on your enrollment (i.e. course selection, number of classes, etc.) and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status.
You DO NEED to pay for your classes if:
- You are still awaiting a financial aid offer.
- You have not accepted your financial aid award.
- You do not have enough financial aid to cover your full balance with ACC.
If you find yourself in any of the situations above, you must make payment arrangements on or before the payment due date.
Please note: if you are also receiving veterans’ benefits, whatever resource is first available will be used to pay your tuition and fees.
How You Get Your Refund
ACC partners with BankMobile to deliver your refund. It is important to choose a refund delivery preference whether or not you expect a refund.
How Much You Receive
The amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive depends on the number of credits you take. Courses must be on an eligible ACC degree plan. Your initial financial aid offer is based on enrollment in 12 credits. The amount changes if you take fewer hours. The final amount is based on your enrollment on the census date for your semester or session.
Federal Pell grants may be increased, reduced, or canceled based on your enrollment.
Common reasons students do not receive their full financial aid award:
- You have incomplete items on your Self-Service Financial Aid checklist.
- You have a student hold with ACC.
- You are not enrolled full time. See above for details.
- You are not following your declared ACC degree plan (or major). Learn More.
- Your classes have not all started. View Grant and Loan Disbursement Schedule.
- You have taken too many Developmental or ESOL courses.Learn More.
- You are enrolled in an ineligible or partially eligible program. Learn More.