'Third attempt' course tuition
Students are charged a higher tuition rate for courses they repeat for the third or more time. The “third attempt” course tuition rate applies to majority of credit and Continuing Education courses, counting each time a student has taken a course since fall 2002. “Third attempt” tuition does not apply to developmental education courses and other select courses, including special topics courses.
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To All Current ACC Students:
Per state law, effective spring 2006 any student taking a class for the third time or more may be charged an additional $60 per credit hour unless exempted. We call it the Rule of Three or Third Course Attempt.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has mandated that all publicly funded higher-education institutions will not receive funding for courses a student takes for the third time or more. Without the state funding for those affected classes, ACC will charge additional tuition to pay for the cost of the class. The new “Third Course Attempt” tuition costs will not apply to developmental courses, Continuing Education courses, special-studies courses in which the content changes each time, or other select courses.
Students affected by this new policy should note the following:
- This policy affects class enrollments beginning with the fall 2002 semester (Aug. 2002).
- Financial aid may be used to cover the additional tuition charge.
- If you are taking a class for the second time and are considering a third attempt in the future, consult with your instructor and/or advisor. ACC is here to help you succeed.
- Appeals for waivers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the relevant Dean of Student Services at each campus.