To qualify for financial aid , you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. 
- Have a high school diploma or GED.
- Enroll or be accepted at Austin Community College. (Your ACC application must be on file.)
- Major  in an eligible program of study and take eligible courses. See ineligibile or partially eligible programs and classes. 
- Meet Selective Service requirements , if applicable.
- Not be in default on any federal student loan  or owe a federal grant  repayment.
- Not be convicted for possession or sale of illegal drugs while receiving federal aid.
- Meet FAFSA  criteria for financial need  (for most financial aid programs). Estimate your financial need. 
- Maintain academic standards of progress  for financial aid students.
Additional factors that limit financial aid
- If you received a Pell Grant for more than six years, you are no longer eligible for this award.
- If you have high student loan debt, you may be denied additional loans. See maximum loan debt limits. 
Bachelor’s degree 
If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you must submit a maximum time frame appeal  when applying for aid.
- Pick up an appeal form at any campus Financial Aid Office .
- You are ineligible to receive grants but may be eligible for loans.
Co-enrolled or summer transfer students must obtain financial aid from their home college or university. To apply financial aid to your ACC classes, contact your home institution to request a consortium agreement .