Eligible Programs & Classes

Eligible Programs & Classes

Programs & classes determine aid eligibility

Review the information below to ensure your program and classes are eligible for financial aid.

To receive financial aid, you must:

  • Major in any ACC associate degree program OR an eligible certificate program; and
  • Take classes that apply directly to your degree or certificate plan.

Ineligible or partially eligible programs of study

See below for information on programs and classes that have financial aid restrictions.

  • Ineligible certificates & awards

    The following certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid funding because they do NOT meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Ineligible Program Certificates & Awards
    ProgramIneligible for Financial Aid
    Autobody & RefinishingEnhanced skill certificate
    Automation, Robotics & Controls Technology Level ICertificate
    IllustrationEnhanced skills certificate
    Management Specialties Leadership
    Ineligible only for catalog years PRIOR to 2017
    Certificate
    Marine Engine Repair Level ICertificate
    Molecular DiagnosticsEnhanced skills certificate
    Nanoelectronics Technology Level ICertificate
    Real Estate Licensing
    Ineligible only for catalog years PRIOR to 2017
    Certificate
    Small Engine Repair Level ICertificate
    Vascular TechnologyEnhanced skills certificate

  • Partially eligible certificates

    The following certificate programs are partially eligible for financial aid because they include classes that do not apply toward an associate degree at ACC, as required by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Programs of Study Partially Eligible for Financial Aid
    Certificate ProgramCredit Hours per ACC CatalogCredit Hours FA Can Pay
    Advanced Automotive Level I (Certificate)3221
    Automotive Technology (Advanced Technical Certificate)2013
    Carpentry Specialization (Certificate)
    Fully Eligible as of 2017 catalog year. All years prior are partially eligible.
    3319
    Computed Tomography (Advanced Technical Certificate)1610
    Professional Accountant (Advanced Technical Certificate)4821
    Texas Peace Officer Sequence Level I (Certificate)
    Fully Eligible as of 2018 catalog year. All years prior are partially eligible.
    3821
    Vocational Nursing Level II (Certificate)4337
    Woodworking Level I (Certificate)3420

Course limits

Federal regulations limit how much financial aid you can receive for the following coursework.

  • Repeat classes

    You can retake a class and receive financial aid under the following circumstances.

    • You have never passed a certain class and need to retake it for a passing grade.
    • You took a class and received a passing grade, and you would like to take it one more time. Any repeats of a successfully completed class after the first repeat are ineligible for aid. Note the repeat course policy for financial aid is separate from institutional academic policies regarding repeat courses.

  • Developmental Education

    • Developmental reading, writing, and math classes are eligible for financial aid up to a maximum 30 credits of attempted coursework.
    • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes are eligible for financial aid up to a maximum 24 credits.
    • International bachelor’s (IB) degree holders cannot receive financial aid for ESOL coursework.

  • Continuing Education & audit classes

    Audit classes and Continuing Education noncredit classes are not eligible for financial aid and do not count toward your ACC enrollment status.