Financial Support

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ACC's Financial Support

Student Emergency Fund (SEF) / Employee Emergency Fund
Helps pay for unexpected expenses such as: housing and living expenses, car repairs or transportation issues, child care, family emergencies, natural disasters, unanticipated loss of employment, and tuition payment plan assistance.

Financial Aid
Financial aid can help pay for college. Most students and families are eligible for some type of financial aid – from grants, scholarships, loans, or work-study.

Student Money Management
The Student Money Management Office helps students manage their money by providing tips, tools, workshops, programs, and financial coaching. 

Personalized Financial Guidance
Any ACC student can receive free virtual financial coaching and help with FAFSA preparation. 

The ACC Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships. You only need to submit one application to be considered. Visit the ACCelerators to speak with a Strategic Programs Specialist for help with the scholarship application. Apply.

Student Advocacy Center Textbook Collection
Borrow textbooks for the semester through the Student Advocacy Center.

Continuing Education
Payment options for Continuing Education courses.

Rent & Utility Support

The Blanco River Regional Recovery Team 512-522-4453‬
Rental and utility deposit assistance for residents of San Marcos and other housing financial supports (rental app fees, temporary hotel stays) in Hays, Blanco, and Caldwell Counties who are at risk of facing eviction.

Travis County Community Centers 
Rent, utilities, and mortgage payment assistance with centers in Austin, Del Valle, Manor, Jonestown, Oak Hill, and Pflugerville.

Neighborhood Centers 512-972-5780
Rent and utilities assistance.

Catholic Charities of Central Texas 512-651-6100
Short-term financial assistance including rent, mortgage, and utility bills.

Texas Utility Help 855-566-2057
*Not accepting new energy or water applications as of January 29, 2024. Financial assistance to qualified Texas homeowners and renters with low income. Eligible expenses include electricity, gas, propane, water, and wastewater.

Texas Homeowner Assistance / español 833-651-3874
*No longer accepting new applications as of January 29, 2024. Providing financial assistance to qualified Texas homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage, utility payments, and related expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Affordable Connectivity Program / español
*This resource is ending enrollment on February 7, 2024. April 2024 is the last fully funded month. A program that helps low-income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices. 

City of Austin Utility Bill Discounts 855-319-6630
Residential customers on low or fixed incomes who participate in certain state, federal, or local assistance programs can benefit from the City of Austin’s Customer Assistance Programs (CAP) utility discounts.

Round Rock Area Serving Center 512-244-2431
Rent/utility assistance for southern Williamson County.

The Caring Place 512-943-0700
Rent/utility assistance.

Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties 512-763-1400
Assistance with energy costs for low-income residents.

Salvation Army Williamson County Service Center 512-943-8421
Financial assistance with rent and utilities.

Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program
Assistance with energy costs for low-income residents. Caldwell, Hays, Blanco counties

Dripping Springs Helping Hands
Food pantry and financial assistance. Hays county

Additional Financial Support

Operation Homefront 877-264-3968
Financial assistance for active duty, deployed, wounded, ill, or an injured service member or veteran with a service-connected wound, illness, or injury.

Prosper Centers 737-717-4000
Financial coaching offered to help with financial goals.

Trans Lifeline / español 877-565-8860
Microgrants provide trans and nonbinary people with low-barrier funds and support to correct names and/or gender markers on identifying legal documents, fund gender-affirming permanent hair removal, and supply necessities for our trans people behind bars.

Travis County Burial Service
Provides assistance for those individuals and families who have no resources to cover the cost of a burial or cremation.

These resources are for the convenience of our community and do not represent sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of any agency or service. For assistance accessing resources contact [email protected].

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