Student Advocacy Center

ACC’s Student Advocacy Center provides case management, financial assistance, and community referrals to eligible students who meet income guidelines in order to remove barriers to success and help students complete their education. Need help or have questions about the program please email or submit a request here

Upcoming Events

Family Fun Events:

Movie Time

We invite you and your children to join us for a night of popcorn and treats!

Riverside Campus, 12/1/2023, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – BLDG G, 1st floor in the Auditorium

Please RSVP here

Winter Holiday Bash

ACC Students and Staff are invited to bring their children to celebrate the holiday season with the Winter Holiday Bash hosted by the ACC Student Advocacy Center. Festivities will include hot cocoa, holiday themed crafts, snacks, and holiday cheer including a photo opportunity with Santa! All interested parties must RSVP by December 1st at

Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 from 2pm-4pm at South Austin Campus, Room 1130
Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 from 2pm-4pm at Round Rock Campus, BLDG 8000 RM 8202

Are you eligible?

The Student Advocacy Center supports the most economically disadvantaged students, here are some basic guidelines for eligibility:

  • You have applied for financial aid, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and through the Department of Education process it has been determined that your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) is less than 1500.
  • Alternate Income Verification can be done using the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG). Students who make 150% or less of the current year’s FPG are eligible for the Student Advocacy Center.

Services & assistance

Child Care Scholarship

The child care scholarship is a semesterly, financial assistance program that allows ACC to assist with a student’s monthly child care costs. The student can use the child care provider of their choice and if eligible, ACC pays the child care provider directly each month through invoicing to assist with child care costs.

Textbook Scholarship

The textbook scholarship program is a semesterly, financial assistance program in which ACC purchases physical textbooks for eligible students. The amount of the award corresponds with the number of credit hours you are taking.

Textbook Loan Program

The Student Advocacy Center maintains a collection of textbooks for students to borrow and gives priority to students receiving assistance. Other students may request a loan after the first week of classes. See information and a list of textbooks.

Need to see if you are eligible for access to the Textbook Collection during the first week of school, please submit an inquiry here.

Foster Care Alumni

Any student that has aged out of foster care or is adopted can receive case management, academic advising, guidance, and be connected to local and national, supporting organizations through the Student Advocacy Center.

Community Resources

Many community services offer help with childcare, employment, or housing. View a list of related community resources. These links are for your convenience only; ACC is not responsible for the information on these websites. Remember to research facts or claims about services offered.

SNAP Assistance

The Student Advocacy Center can help any ACC student connect with Texas Health and Human Services to see if they qualify for SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, etc.


The Student Advocacy Center hosts various events throughout the year such as the Giving Tree program, ACC Free Thrifting Events, and outreach. Please see upcoming events here.

Apply for services & assistance

When to apply

Applications are accepted year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial awards are limited to available funds.

Follow these steps

For childcare and/or textbook assistance please submit an application. Applications are accepted year round and need to be submitted every new semester.

Check ACCmail regularly for notices of current or upcoming awards.

For questions about eligibility or services, please complete

Faculty and Staff: If you would like an Advocate to reach out to a student about services, please complete this referral form.

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