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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
Academic CDA Training Institutional certificate
Accounting Specialist Marketable skills award
Accounting Technician Marketable skills award
Automotive Technology Advanced technical certificate
Building Construction Technology Marketable skills award
Cardio-Vascular Sonography Advanced technical certificate; ineligible, pending approval
Comprehensive CDA Training Marketable skills award
Computer Networking Marketable skills award
Computer Programming Marketable skills award
Emergency Medical Technician- Basic Certificate
Illustrations Enhanced skills certificate
Inert Gas Welding Certificate
Inert Gas Welding Marketable skills award
Inspection Certificate
Lineworker Marketable skills award
Management Specialties Leadership Certificate
Marine Engine Repair Certificate
Marketing Enhanced skills certificate
Medical-Vascular Sonography Advanced technical certificate; ineligible, pending approval
Molecular Diagnostics Enhanced skills certificate
Phlebotomy Technician Institutional certificate
Professional Accountant Advanced technical certificate
Professional Accountant Marketable skills award
Professional Recognition for Caregivers Institutional certificate
Real Estate Licensing Certificate
Small Engine Repair Certificate
Sustainable Production Management Certificate
Technical Theater 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 33 19
Erosion and Sediment 25 21
Firefighter certificate 27 17
License Vocational Nursing 43 37
Texas Peace Officer 38 21
Woodworking 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.

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