- Do I have to pay back financial aid?
- Will financial aid cover my full tuition costs?
Your financial aid awards are not guaranteed to cover the full cost of tuition and fees.
- Is my financial aid automatically renewed?
- What if one of my classes is canceled?
Since the class is no longer on your schedule, your financial aid may need to be adjusted. If a class is canceled, however, you would have an opportunity to register for a different class and avoid changes to your financial aid.
- How long will it take to receive my financial aid?
The average processing time is three (3) to four (4) weeks once all documents are submitted. Processing could take longer if you apply for financial aid after the priority date.
- Can I get a loan without applying for financial aid?
- Can I receive financial aid for any course?
- Can I use financial aid to pay my rent?
- Can I receive financial aid for summer classes?
Summer financial aid is limited. However, if you have not exhausted your yearly award for loans or Pell grants, you may receive those funds. To apply for summer financial aid, you must complete the financial aid application steps. Be sure to submit the financial aid institutional application for summer.
- Where can I find a list of helpful financial aid websites?
- How are subsidized and unsubsidized loan amounts determined?
Eligibility & academic standing
- Can I get aid if I am not a high school graduate?
If you did not graduate high school, you must have a GED or proof of a home school secondary education to be eligible for financial aid.
- Can I get aid after I earn a certificate or associate degree?
Earning a certificate or associate degree will not keep you from receiving aid. For example, earning a real estate certificate will not keep you from receiving aid for a real estate associate degree. Keep in mind, there is a maximum number of hours for which you can receive aid in relation to your current major. All previously attempted hours (including hours for a previously earned certificate/associate) must count toward this maximum. For more information about this maximum time frame, refer to our Academic Standards.
- Can I get aid if I have a bachelor’s degree?
- Can international students get financial aid?
- Do I have to enroll full time to get financial aid?
No, but most financial aid is prorated for students enrolled in fewer than 12 credits per semester. See disbursement and refunds information to find out how much aid you actually will receive.
- Do I repay financial aid if I drop or fail classes?
Yes, you may be required to repay financial aid in some circumstances. Review the consequences of dropping or withdrawing from a class.
- Can I still enroll while on financial aid suspension?
Financial aid suspension does not prohibit you from taking classes at ACC. However, you are responsible for paying tuition and fees.
- How can I regain my eligibility for financial aid?
- Why do I have different GPAs?
There are two reasons for why you would have a different GPA with the Financial Aid Office (FAO) than you do with the Admissions & Records Office (A&R).
Reason one: The FAO treats repeated classes differently than A&R. When you repeat a class for which you already earned a grade (A, B, C, D, or F), A&R replaces the lowest grade with the highest grade. However, the FAO averages together all grades earned for the repeated class. This means you could have a lower GPA for financial aid eligibility than you do for enrollment purposes.
- Do financial aid standards differ for students?
- Is course completion calculated differently?
Yes. Students receiving financial aid must have a higher completion rate (67 percent) than the students not receiving aid. A grade of F counts as an incomplete class in financial aid calculations.