Back to Top
Back to Top

Programs & Classes Eligibility

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:

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
Accounting Specialist Marketable skills award
Accounting Technician Marketable skills award
Advanced Automotive Level I
(Ineligible, Pending Approval)
Certificate
Automotive Technology Marketable skills award
Automotive Technology Advanced technical certificate
Autobody & Refinishing Enhanced skill certificate
Automation & Controls Technology Level I Certificate
Building Construction Technology Marketable skills award
CDA Preparation Level I Certificate
Comprehensive CDA Training Program Marketable skills award
Computer Networking Marketable skills award
Computer Programming Marketable skills award
Electrical Construction Level I
(Ineligible, Pending Approval)
Certificate
Emergency Medical Technician Institutional certificate
Illustration Enhanced skills certificate
Inert Gas Welding Marketable skills award
Inspection Level I Certificate
Lineworker Marketable skills award
Logistics & Supply Chain Specialist Level I
(Ineligible, Pending Approval)
Certificate
Management Specialties Leadership
Ineligible only for catalog years PRIOR to 2017
Certificate
Marine Engine Repair Level I Certificate
Molecular Diagnostics Enhanced skills certificate
Nanoelectronics Techonology Level I Certificate
Phlebotomy Technician Institutional certificate
Professional Accountant Advanced technical certificate
Professional Accountant Marketable skills award
Professional Recognition for Caregivers Institutional certificate
Real Estate Licensing
Ineligible only for catalog years PRIOR to 2017
Certificate
Small Engine Repair Level I Certificate
Vascular Technology Enhanced 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
Automotive Technician (Certificate)  55-56   35-40
Biotechnology Level II (Certificate) 44 28
Carpentry Specialization (Certificate)
Fully Eligible as of 2017 catalog year. All years prior are partially eligible
33 19
Erosion and Sediment Control (Certificate) 25 21
Firefighter Level I (Certificate) 27 17
License Vocational Nursing Level II (Certificate) 43 37
Texas Peace Officer Sequence Level I (Certifcate) 38 21
Woodworking Level I (Certificate) 34 20

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.

Back to Top
Back to Top

Back to Top