Paying for classes
You may need to pay for your classes if you're awaiting a financial aid offer. If your tuition and fee debt is more than the award for the term, you must make a payment on or before the payment due date.
Flex Entry Courses
Students enrolled in a course that has an end date past the regular semester (fall, spring or summer) will not be able to receive additional financial aid for the following semester until those classes end and are successfully completed. Example: 16-week session class with this date 09/22/14-02/15/15. If you register for the spring 2015 semester, financial aid will not disburse funds for the spring until you successfully complete fall flex class(es) and grades are posted after 02/15/15.
Instructors must certify your class attendance in order to qualify for financial aid. You will be directed to repay financial aid for any uncertified class attendance. Go to Online Services and check My Class Schedule to confirm your class certification.
How much you receive
The amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive depends on the number of credits you take. Your initial financial aid offer is based on enrollment in 12 credits. The amount changes if you take fewer hours. The final amount is based on your enrollment on the census date for your semester or session.
Federal Pell grants may be increased, reduced, or canceled based on your enrollment. Your Federal Direct Student Loan eligibility will not be changed unless you are enrolled in fewer than 6 credit.
|Financial Aid Offer vs. Actual Award|
Your actual award is based on your enrollment at census date for your term. Overpayment resulting from reduced credits at the census date must be returned to the college.
|Program||Award offer||12+ credits||9-11 credits||6-8 credits||3-5 credits|
Financial aid refunds
Funds that remain after deducting what you owe are refunded to you through the ACC Onecard.
If you do not plan to attend ACC
Contact the scholarship coordinator if you do not plan to continue your studies and would like unused funds returned to the donor.
If your scholarship guidelines do not allow refunds, ACC moves unused funds to the next semester or returns them to the outside donor.