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Paying for College

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 BIG on Tuition

Credits earned at ACC transfer seamlessly to the state’s four-year colleges and universities but cost about 74% less. That means we can help you earn your bachelor’s degree for a fraction of the price. View Tuition & General Fees.

Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

See the Savings, average cost 4-year institution $9,844, ACC cost $2,550. ACC costs about 74% less.

Where to Find Money

Many individuals, foundations, and government organizations recognize the importance of a college education, so they set aside funds for students. There's a good chance you're eligible for scholarship opportunities and/or financial aid.

Scholarships

Scholarships aren’t just for straight-A students. You could receive free money for college based on your career interests, family status, heritage, high school alma mater, and more. Complete a single application and get connected to hundreds of opportunities.

Apply for Scholarships

Financial Aid

Financial Aid comes in the form of free money (grants), borrowed money (loans), and part-time employment (work-study). Complete the U.S. government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for assistance. 

Apply for Financial Aid

ACC's FAFSA Code 012015

More Ways to Save

These additional resources can help you cut down on costs, budget for success, and find financial help when you need it most

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.

Payment Plans

Make tuition more manageable by setting up an interest-free payment plan.

Emergency Fund

Experiencing an unanticipated financial setback? We might be able to help. 

Financial Coaching

Work one-on-one with a financial coach to set and achieve your goals. 

Child Watch Drop-In Center
Affordable Child Care

Find reliable, low-cost care for your kids at an ACC campus or elsewhere.

Veterans Services

Specialists are available to help you access the full value of your military benefits.

Financial Aid FAQ

Do you have questions about how to pay for college? Hear from some of ACC’s financial aid representatives on the top questions asked when it comes to financial aid, scholarships, and just where to start.

Affording College

Q: How do you pay for college without going broke?

FAFSA

Q: What is the FAFSA and how does it help me pay for my education?

College Costs

Q: How much should I expect to spend out-of-pocket for college?

Scholarships

Q: What do I need to know before applying for scholarships?

Transfer Aid

Q: If I want to transfer, will the aid I receive now transfer to my other school?