Financial Aid Application Instructions

Apply for financial aid early. This gives you the best chance of receiving types of aid that are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

1. Complete the FAFSA

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

  • Enter ACC’s federal code 012015 in the school information section.
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool if applicable.

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 aid application

Required of all applicants. Print and submit the ACC Financial Aid Institutional Aid Application.

3. Check ACCmail and Online Services

The Financial Aid Office sends notices through ACCmail and Online Services. 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. It will direct you to 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

If you are accepting a direct loan, you must complete entrance counseling and master promissory note requirements before you can receive funds.

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.

Related