Emergency Financial Resources

ACC offers emergency financial resources to current students who are experiencing unanticipated financial difficulties.

Students may apply for and receive funds from only one of the sources listed below as funds are limited.

Please read below to determine which funding would best assist you.

ARP: American Rescue Plan

Austin Community College is here to help you succeed. In summer 2021, ACC received American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) funding to support eligible students financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These funds are a part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, a federal grant funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and are available to students currently enrolled at ACC.

Other Eligibility Requirements:
  • You must have been an ACC student taking college credit, continuing education, dual credit or adult education courses anytime since March 13, 2020 (the date the President declared the COVID-19 national emergency).
  • You must indicate on the ARP application that you have been financially impacted in some way by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Your related expenses must have occurred since March 13, 2020.

NOTE: Due to limited funding, ACC will prioritize currently enrolled students, Pell eligible students, undocumented students and other high need populations.

For more information about ARP, please go to the ARP website.

Student Emergency Fund (SEF)

ACC’s Student Emergency Fund is reserved for those who have experienced an unanticipated financial emergency that is NOT a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Money may be used to cover necessary living expenses, like rent and utilities.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be enrolled in a credit or noncredit ACC course.
  • You must have experienced an unanticipated financial emergency that is not a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • You have must not received CRRSA funding within the past 12 months.

Apply for SEF Aid

Financial Aid Office

If you wish to discuss adjusting your financial aid award due to an income loss, please contact the Financial Aid Office by email at finaid@austincc.edu or by phone at 512-223-4636

For more information about other resources, such as scholarships and childcare vouchers, visit Paying For College.