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Pay Tuition & Fees

Payment made easy

You can pay your tuition and fees online through Online Services or in person at any campus Cashier's Office. Payment is due once you register for classes. It is important to note that ACC does not mail bills or statements. We encourage you to pay in full or set up a payment plan immediately to avoid missing your tuition deadline. You will be dropped from any unpaid classes after the tuition deadline.

Don’t miss your deadline!

  • Check your tuition deadline to avoid losing your classes.
  • If you miss your deadline, you will need to re-register for classes. We cannot guarantee seats will still be available if you have to re-register.
  • Meningitis documents also must be processed and approved before your tuition deadline.

Tuition deadlines

Click the appropriate semester below to see your tuition payment deadlines. 

Fall 2016

Tuition deadlines for open registration

Registration PeriodTuition Deadline
May 16-July 29 Friday, July 29 at 5 p.m.
July 30-Aug 19 Friday, Aug 19 at 5 p.m.
Aug 20-Aug 24 Wednesday, Aug 24 at 5 p.m.
Aug 25-Aug 30 Tuesday, Aug 30 at 5 p.m.

Tuition deadlines for schedule changes

Registration PeriodTuition Deadline
Aug 29-30 Tuesday, Aug 30 at 5 p.m.

Additional tuition deadline information→

Split your tuition with an interest-free payment plan! The final date to set up a tuition payment plan is August 30. Learn more.

Spring 2017

Tuition deadlines for open registration

Registration PeriodTuition Deadline
Oct 17-Dec 9 Friday, Dec 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Dec 10-Jan 6 Friday, Jan 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Jan 7-Jan 11 Wednesday, Jan 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Tuition deadlines for schedule changes

Registration PeriodTuition Deadline
Jan 12-Jan 18 Wednesday, Jan 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Split your tuition with an interest-free payment plan! The final date to set up a tuition payment plan is January 18. Learn more.

Additional tuition deadline information is available by calling 512-223-CASH (512-223-2274), or visit a campus cashier office. It will be posted here as soon as it is available.

Summer 2017

Tuition deadlines for open registration

Registration PeriodTuition Deadline
April 4-April 29 Friday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m.
April 30-May 20 Friday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m.
May 21-May 25 Wednesday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m.

Tuition deadlines for schedule changes

Registration PeriodTuition Deadline
May 31-June 1 Wednesday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Split your tuition with an interest-free payment plan! The final date to set up a tuition payment plan is May 31, 2017. Learn more.

Additional tuition deadline information is available by calling 512-223-CASH (512-223-2274), or visit a campus cashier office. It will be posted here as soon as it is available.

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.

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 payments or overpayments are NOT accepted
  • You must show an official photo ID when paying by check

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.

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 $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 a sponsor ( for example,  some other agency,  your employer or a government agency), be sure they complete the authorization process before you register.

  • Sponsorship agreement forms can be obtained from the Student Accounting Office  (512) 223-1093, (512) 223-1091 or email accspons@austincc.edu
  • ACC must approve all third-party sponsorships
  • Before registering, confirm with your sponsor that the sponsor agreement has been  approved.
  • If you register before the sponsor is approved you could be dropped from your classes
  • NOTE: You are responsible to pay any amount not covered by the sponsor by the next payment deadline.

Scholarships

Private organizations including businesses, churches, civic groups, and clubs make scholarships available to deserving students. Check with your local library, the following online search engines, and private organizations for scholarship opportunities. Visit the ACC Scholarships website for more information.

Prepaid Accounts

Prepaid accounts may be used to pay the amount of tuition and fees only. Students can request a copy of their tuition and fees statement by emailing accspons@austincc.edu or obtain a statement copy at a campus cashier office. Students must pay any balance not covered by these plans by the payment deadline or classes will be dropped.

  • Texas Guaranteed Tuition Fund or other states’ Sponsored Tuition Funds: Email a copy of the ID card issued by the fund or other proof of enrollment in the fund along with a copy of the student’s driver’s license to accspons@austincc.edu.
  • 529 Plans or Trust Funds: Students provide a copy of their tuition and fees statement to the fund provider and request exact payment be mailed to: ACC, Attn: Cashier Office, 9101 Tuscany Way, Austin, Tx, 78754. The student’s name and ACC ID number must be written on the check. Payment must be received in the Cashier Office by payment deadline or classes will be dropped.

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.

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 Office Student Account Proxy Authorization form. This proxy form can only be used in person at a Cashier Office

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