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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 2017

Tuition deadlines for open registration

Registration PeriodTuition Deadline
May 15-July 28 Friday, July 28 at 5 p.m.
July 29-Aug 18 Friday, Aug 18 at 5 p.m.
Aug 19-Aug 23 Wednesday, Aug 23 at 5 p.m.
Aug 24-Aug 29 Tuesday, Aug 29 at 5 p.m.

Tuition deadlines for schedule changes

Registration PeriodTuition Deadline
Aug 28-29 Tuesday, Aug 29 at 5 p.m.

Additional tuition deadline information→

Spring 2018

Tuition deadlines for open registration

Registration PeriodTuition Deadline
Oct 16-Dec 8 Friday, Dec 8 at 5:00 p.m.
Dec 9-Jan 5 Friday, Jan 5 at 5:00 p.m.
Jan 6-Jan 10 Wednesday, Jan 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Tuition deadlines for schedule changes

Registration PeriodTuition Deadline
Jan 16-Jan 17 Wednesday, Jan 17 at 5:00 p.m.

You can set up a payment play for your tuition. 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 for the exact amount due. Partial payment or overpayment are NOT accepted. 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

The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law which protects the privacy of a student’s educational records. The college is unable to release information to others without the student’s written permission.

Students may authorize another person online access to their account by setting them up as an authorized user. Setting up an authorized user online does not grant ACC staff permission to discuss a student’s account record with the authorized user. Log in to your account through Online Services and follow the steps below to set up an authorized user.

  1. Under the heading " Financial Information" click Manage my Student Account.
  2. Click Continue
  3. Select Authorized Users, located on the right-side menu.
  4. ​Click add Authorized User
  5. ​E​nter the email address of the desired authorized user,
  6. Select Yes or No to allow this user to view your payment history and account activity.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Read the agreement terms that appear.
  9. If you agree with the terms, check the box next to I Agree.
  10. Print the agreement if you want a copy and then click Continue
  11. The new authorized user will receive an email providing a temporary password and instructions.
  12. The student may edit or delete the authorized user at any time

The student must complete a Cashier Office Proxy Authorization Form to grant permission for the ACC cashier office to discuss the student’s account information with others. The original completed form must be presented to the Cashier Office at time of service.

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