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Financial Aid Application Instructions

Apply for financial aid early. Some types of aid that are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Financial Aid can only cover classes on your declared degree plan. Please see "Check Your Eligibility" for more details.

1. Complete the FAFSA

Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you are eligible to apply for federal aid.

Non-citizens and undocumented students

If you are not a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, you are not eligible for federal aid and cannot submit the FAFSA. If you are an undocumented student with Texas residency status, Follow these instructions to apply for state aid.

2. Complete the ACC admissions process

Required of all applicants.  Austin Community College begin the processing of financial aid applications after you successfully complete all enrollment requirements and submit all required documentation and transcripts to the college.

3. Log in to Online Services to access Self-Service Financial Aid

Log in to Online Services to access Self-Service Financial Aid. Your ACCeID and password are required. Financial Aid notices are also sent to your ACCmail. Check these accounts regularly after you apply for aid. Failure to respond promptly will delay your financial aid application.

4. Review and respond to your award offer

You'll get an ACCmail notice when a financial aid offer is ready to review. You will visit Online Services to:

  • Review disclosure information about your award offer.
  • Indicate whether you accept or reject each type of financial aid that’s offered.

Failure to accept aid may cause you to be dropped from your classes for non-payment of tuition and fees.

5. Complete final step to receive a direct loan

You must complete entrance counseling and a master promissory note before you can receive loan funds. For website assistance, follow these instructions. If you are a first-time borrower, please sign up to attend a Loan Information Workshop at an ACC campus. Allow up to three business days for ACC to record your completion of the MPN and entrance counseling.

6. Obtain your funds

Review financial aid disbursement for information on how to pay tuition, receive a refund, and avoid having to repay any funds.


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