Apply for financial aid early. Some types of aid that are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Financial Aid can only cover classes on your declared degree plan. Please see "Check Your Eligibility" for more details.
Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and review eligibility requirements.
REMINDER: Summer Applicants - Submit ACC’s Summer Financial Aid Application before March 1st. Summer is considered the final semester of the academic year. Therefore, eligibility is based on remaining financial aid from the previous fall and spring semesters.
Non-citizens and undocumented students
If you are not a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, you are not eligible for federal aid and cannot submit the FAFSA. If you are an undocumented student with Texas residency status, follow these instructions to apply for state aid.
Failure to accept aid may cause you to be dropped from your classes for non-payment of tuition and fees. Your financial aid award is subject to change based on your enrollment. (i.e. course selection, number of classes, etc.)
To receive student loans, you must complete entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN). For assistance, follow these instructions. If you are a first-time borrower, please sign up to attend a Loan Information Workshop at an ACC campus. Allow up to three business days for ACC to record your completion of the entrance counseling and MPN.
REMINDER: If the amount of your accepted financial aid award is not enough to cover your outstanding tuition and fees, please pay the difference or set up a payment plan by the next payment deadline in order to avoid being dropped from your courses.