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Paying for College

You can afford college. ACC can help. From millions of dollars in scholarships to free tuition for recent high school graduates, we offer many ways at ACC to pay your college tuition, so you can achieve your dream of an affordable college education.

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It Starts with Financial Aid & Scholarships

We recommend everyone who apply for ACC scholarships and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) for undocumented Texas residents, every year. It’s essential to help you cover the costs of tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing, transportation, and more. 

Get Money for College Now at ACC

ACC was really helpful … I ended up getting financial aid, Pell grant funding AND a scholarship, which is the only reason this is possible for me!

– Auburn Clayton, ACC Manufacturing Student

How Much College Costs with ACC

Austin Community College is always working to keep your costs affordable. ACC’s low tuition hasn’t changed in more than 11 years, and we offer interest-free payment plans to help students manage the cost of getting started while planning for a successful future. ACC tuition is $85 per credit hour, including general fees. 

See if You’re Eligible for ACC Free Tuition

Austin Community College’s Free Tuition pilot program eliminates the cost of tuition and general fees at ACC for eligible students. No GPA requirements. No income restrictions.

All 2024 high school seniors who graduate from a high school (public or private) in the ACC service area, as well as GED® completers who live in the ACC service area and earned a GED® on or after July 1, 2023 are eligible for the ACC Free Tuition pilot program.

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Save Even More with ACC & Community Support

These ACC and community support centers can assist you with other ways to pay for college and life.