Paying for College

You can afford college. From millions of scholarship dollars for current students to free tuition for recent high school graduates, ACC is here to help make college worth the cost for everyone. Find out how to start with all your financial aid and get support throughout your semester at Austin Community College.

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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.

Tuition is only $85 per credit hour. Compare costs among area colleges and universities.

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Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Tuition and Costs

ACC’s tuition has not increased in 10 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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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.

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

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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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Important Dates

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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 2025

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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.

Eliminate Book 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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Advocacy Center

Get specialized assistance and referrals to help overcome challenges.

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Green Pass

Ride Capital Metro for Free at ACC.

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Veterans Services

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

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