Tuition & Fees

Everything you need to know about tuition.

Pay your tuition & fees

Tuition and fees are due once you register for classes. All unpaid classes are dropped after the tuition deadline. We encourage you to pay in full or set up a payment plan immediately to avoid missing your payment deadline.

Don’t miss your deadline!

  • Check your tuition deadline to avoid losing your classes.
  • If you miss your tuition deadline, you will need to re-register for your classes.
  • We cannot guarantee seats will still be available if you have to re-register.

Payment options

Methods of payment

ACC accepts cash, checks, credit cards (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa), money orders (U.S.), and cashier checks drawn from U.S. banks.

Pay online

You can make online payments through Online Services with a credit card, debit card, or e-check.

Pay in person

To pay in person, visit any Cashier Office during business hours.

Pay by mail

Pay by mail, using a check or money order. Allow seven to 10 business days for mail and processing time.  Do NOT send cash.

Write the following information your payment: Your ACCeID number and the phone number and driver’s license number of the payment signer.

Mail to:
ACC/SVC Cashier Office
9101 Tuscany Way
Austin, TX 78754

IMPORTANT: ACC must receive your payment at our office before your tuition deadline or you will be dropped from your classes.

If paying by check or money order

Make checks or money orders payable to Austin Community College.

  • Two-party checks, foreign money orders, or checks drawn from foreign banks are NOT accepted.
  • Payment must be for the exact amount due. Partial payment or overpayment are NOT accepted.
  • You must show an official photo ID when paying by check.

Insufficient funds – returned checks or chargebacks

When checks are returned from a bank or a chargeback notice is received from a credit card company, you will be charged a a $25 service fee and have a student hold placed on your record.

  • In order to remove the hold, you must pay the full amount, including service fees, by cash or money order.
  • Current classes may be dropped on the next tuition deadline.
  • ACC refers unpaid amounts to a collection agency, which may assess further charges. You may be responsible for any resulting collection costs and attorney fees. 

Payment plan

ACC’s payment plan can help if you can’t pay your full tuition by the deadline.

Financial aid

It is your responsibility to ensure your tuition and fees are paid in full by your tuition deadline. If you have NOT been offered and accepted aid to cover the full tuition and fees by your payment deadline, then you may be dropped from classes. See disbursement and refunds.

When to pay tuition

You must pay any outstanding balance at registration if:

Confirm payment

It’s important to confirm your financial aid has been paid by checking your billing statement in Online Services. Your classes will be dropped if your bill is not paid in full before the tuition deadline.

Other payment arrangements

Third-party sponsorships

If your tuition will be paid by some other agency (for example, your employer or a government agency), your sponsor must complete the authorization process prior to registration.

  • ACC must approve all third-party sponsors, including scholarship organizations. See instructions for outside scholarships.
  • Confirm with your sponsor that authorization is complete with ACC before registering.
  • If the authorization is not complete, a balance will remain on your account and you could be dropped from your classes.

Contact ACC’s Student Accounting Department if you need more information.

Tuition exemptions and waivers

See exemptions and waivers available to some Texas residents.

Veterans benefits

Arrange for ACC veteran services before you register.

Nonpayment

Returned checks and delinquent payment plan contracts will be sent to a collection agency. You will be responsible for all collection costs and attorney fees.

Authorize other users

You have the ability to add authorized users to your account which allows the authorized user to make online payments on your behalf.  The authorized user will receive a separate login and password to access the account.

Go to Online Services and follow the instructions to authorize other users.

Please note that Authorized Users do not have access to your stored payment methods, academic records, personal emails, or other personal information.

Making your parents (or any other individuals you authorize) an Authorized User does not give the ACC cashier staff permission to discuss your student account records with your authorized user.   In order to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), you must complete a Cashier's office proxy authorization form. This proxy form can only be used in person at a Cashier Office