Paying for College

You Can Afford College. Austin Community College is here to help you reach your college and career goals. Paying for classes should never get in the way. We offer the best tuition rates around and can connect you with dozens of ways to save. At ACC, we're committed to making higher education affordable for everyone.

Save More Than 70% on Tuition at ACC

ACC keeps college costs affordable. Earn up to 60 credits from ACC’s nationally recognized degree, career, and transfer programs while paying the lowest tuition rates in Central Texas.

Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

See the Savings, average cost 4-year institution $10,139, ACC cost $2,550. ACC costs about 74% less.

ACC RTF Student poses for a portrait at the Highland campus ACCelerator.

Get Cash for College

We know that paying for college can be a challenge. At ACC, we offer financial support to help you stay on track. You can apply for financial aid, scholarships, and emergency support funds to pay for everything from tuition and books to your living expenses, childcare, and more. Explore the options below.

You've got this.  Let the student emergency fund help. Apply now!

Student Emergency Fund

These dollars are available to help you when an unanticipated financial emergency hits.

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Financial Aid

Federal aid money is available for eligible students. Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. ACC can help.

FAFSA Application

Career Scholars

$5,000 scholarships for the Class of 2022 and other adult learners. This program includes mentors and possible paid internships.

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Foundation Scholarships

Hundreds of scholarship opportunities for current and new students with only one application.

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Tuition and Costs

ACC's tuition has not increased in 5 years! Your tuition and general fees are determined by residency status.

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Payment Plans

Interest-free payment plans are available that give you more time to pay for your classes.

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Important Dates

ACC’s academic calendar has 16-week semesters in the fall and spring and an 11-week semester in summer. Shorter sessions are also offered within each semester to provide students a variety of course lengths and start times. Don’t wait to complete the admission steps! Applying early ensures you’ll be ready when key registration dates arrive.

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Fall 2022

Classes start
August 22, 2022
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Current/former student registration starts
May 23, 2022
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New student registration starts
May 23, 2022
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Same day pay starts
August 9, 2022
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Spring 2023

Classes start
January 17, 2023
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Current/former student registration starts
October 17, 2022
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New student registration starts
October 31, 2022
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Same day pay starts
January 3, 2023
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Summer 2023

Classes Start
May 30, 2023
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Current/former student registration starts
April 3, 2023
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New student registration starts
April 17, 2023
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Same day pay starts
May 15, 2023
Pay for Classes

More Ways to Save

While scholarships and financial aid are usually the first options that come to mind to help pay for college, there are a variety of options you might not have considered that can save you thousands on your college education.

Zero Textbook Costs
Eliminate Textbook Costs

Classes that are classified as Z-Degree and OER use free materials and open educational resources to save you money.

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