EA Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Educational Attainment Program Frequently Asked Questions “FAQ’s”

Can I use my voucher to take a course that costs over $1000?

You cannot use a voucher to pay for a Continuing Education course that is over $1000.

Can I use my vouchers for a series of classes?

You may use a voucher to pay for an entire Continuing Education series as long as the series does not cost more than $1000.

Can I use my voucher to partially pay for my class?

A voucher cannot be used for partial payment toward any class.

Can I use my voucher for wellness classes?

Not any longer, ACC has launced a wellness program called ACCESS WELLNESS. You can find more information about the program here- http://www.austincc.edu/hr/wellness/.

Do hourly employees have vouchers?

No, Tuition vouchers are only for Staffing Table employees, Full-Time Faculty and Adjunct Faculty.

How many vouchers am I eligible to receive?

  1. Full-time staffing table employees are eligible for three (3) vouchers after 6 months of employment. Part-time staffing table employees are eligible for two (2) vouchers after 6 months of employment.
  2. Adjunct faculty who have taught both fall and spring semesters of the current academic year and have at least 3 years of service, as defined by longevity, are eligible for three (3) vouchers.

Can I use a voucher for a family member?

Vouchers may not be used by anyone other than the employee.

Can I use the vouchers for classes taking during my work hours?

Courses must be attended outside normal working hours, unless approved by the Supervisor. When approved by the Supervisor, the employee must be required to make up the hours missed or charge paid time against approved leave. In the event a course is required by the Supervisor or is directly job-related, the hours missed do not have to be made up or charged against leave.

When am I eleigible to use the vouchers?

New employees must be employed 180 days before they are eligible to receive vouchers.

How do I submit my vouchers to pay for my courses?

To access online tuition voucher, go to http://www5.austincc.edu/evs/

Vouchers must be submitted according to the deadlines listed at Deadlines for Employees or you will be dropped from the course.

If a course is cancelled, you must contact Student Accounting at 223-1091 for a replacement voucher.

If you drop a course on or before the first day of class you must contact Student Accounting at 223-1091 for a replacement voucher.