Austin Community College administers the following grant programs.
Federal & State Grant Programs Available at ACC
Federal Pell Grant (PELL)
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)
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)
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.
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)
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. Eligibility criteria and Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements are updated each school year by state regulations and published on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's website.
ACC's TEOG Hardship Provision policy is as follows:
- Students are required to meet ACC's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy at the end of the initial-year in order to receive a renewal-year TEOG award. Students not meeting the SAP policy may submit a SAP Appeal to the Financial Aid Office explaining any circumstances involved that caused the SAP deficiency and can potentially have their eligibility for a renewal-year TEOG award reinstated.
- At the end of a renewal-year, TEOG recipients are required to meet the State’s more stringent GPA, completion rate, and maximum time frame requirements (2.50, 75%, and 75 attempted hours respectively) to continue receiving subsequent renewal-year awards. Students not meeting these requirements are not offered the opportunity to submit a hardship provision appeal to request continued renewal-year TEOG eligibility.
- ACC will not allow a student to receive TEOG funds for less-than-half-time enrollment due to a hardship provision.