Austin Community College administers the following grant programs.

Federal & State Grant Programs Available at ACC

Federal Pell Grant (PELL)

Award Range: : $290 - $2,888 per semester

Awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree (medicine, law, dentistry, etc.). For many students, Pell Grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added. Limits:

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Award Range: $300 per semester

Awarded to students with exceptional financial need. FSEOG funds are limited, and priority is given to students who receive a Federal Pell Grant with an Expected Family Contribution of zero. Eligibility for FSEOG is determined with the data reported on the FAFSA. FSEOG recipients at ACC must be enrolled in at least 6 credits and must have a Pell Grant award. Summer recipients must be enrolled for the entire semester. 

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

Award Range: $300 per semester

This grant has limited funding and is awarded to eligible students who:

  • Are Texas residents or non-residents.
  • Show financial need according to the FAFSA or TASFA.
  • Enroll for at least 6 credits.


Award Range:$662 per semester

Awarded to Texas high school graduates who complete the Recommended or Distinguished Plans and have financial need. This grant is limited to renewal students only. Eligible students must enroll for at least 9 credits.

Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)

Award Range: $684-$1,368 per semester

Awarded to financially needy students enrolled in Texas public two-year colleges and attending at least part time (6 credits). This grant has limited funding, and the eligibility criteria are updated each school year by state regulations.