There are ways to cover the cost of college in addition to obtaining financial aid. Check the information below for programs that may apply to you.
Exemptions and waivers allow special groups of Texas residents or nonresidents to pay less tuition and/or fees. You must meet the specific requirements to receive the exemption, including academic requirements listed below.
Tuition exemptions are not retroactive to a paid enrollment. Based on the exemption, additional documentation may be required.
For more information or to update your student information, contact any campus Admissions and Records Office.
Find exemption program details at the College for All Texans webpage.
Find waiver program details at the College for All Texans webpage.
Effective fall 2014, Senate Bill 1210 (83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) requires you to meet the GPA and excessive hour requirement of ACC's satisfactory academic progress in a degree or certificate program determined by our financial aid policy.
This requirement does not apply to exemptions provided to foster care alumni, co-enrolled high school students, or the dependent child or spouse of a Texas veteran who is missing in action, killed in action, or died as a result of service.
Tuition exemption/waiver appeal: An appeal of loss of tuition exemption may be submitted in consultation with an ACC counselor and will be considered in cases where students have made substantial progress toward completion of a certificate/degree and present sufficient documentation to support a finding of good cause for continued receipt of a state tuition waiver.
There are several tax tools available to help students and families meet the cost of higher education, including:
Save your records of all education-related payments and financial aid for tax purposes. Institutions are required to provide Form 1098T, Tuition Statement, to students (with the exception of Continuing Education students and nonresident alien students). Banks, institutions, and other lenders that collect student loan interest payments must issue annual information returns, Form 1098E, Student Loan Interest Payments to individuals, from whom they collect more than $600 in interest during the tax year.
For more information about these tax benefits : IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education and Publication 520, Scholarships and Fellowships, are available from the IRS website or by calling (800) TAX-FORM.
You may qualify to receive $1,000 from your Texas public university if you earn a bachelor's degree and meet the following criteria: