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.

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Get cash for college

There is more available money than ever before, with options for cash awards from COVID relief funds, financial aid, and scholarships to use for tuition, living expenses, and more.

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COVID Relief Funds

Payments provided students enrolling at ACC since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020.

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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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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.

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.

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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Spring 2022

Classes start
January 18, 2022

New student registration starts
November 1, 2021

Same day pay starts
January 3, 2022

Summer 2022

Classes Start
May 31, 2022

New student registration starts
April 18, 2022

Same day pay starts
May 16, 2022

Fall 2022

Classes start
August 22, 2022

New student registration starts
To be announced

Same day pay starts
To be announced

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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Emergency Fund

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

Ride Free with Green Pass
Green Pass

Ride Capital Metro for Free at ACC.

Veterans Services

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