Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) is temporarily closed.  SEF will begin accepting new requests on Monday, August 29th

Get Help for Life's Unexpected Emergencies

Does an unanticipated financial emergency have you down? Are you considering dropping your classes?

ACC has a student emergency fund to help keep you on track to reach your academic and career goals. If you're eligible, emergency funds may be used to help cover outstanding tuition payment plan balances for the current semester and other necessary expenses.

The Student Emergency Fund can help you with unanticipated financial emergencies caused by:

  • Housing and living expenses
  • Car repairs or transportation issues
  • Childcare
  • Family emergencies
  • Natural disasters
  • Unanticipated loss of employment
  • Tuition payment plan assistance*

*Note: To qualify for tuition payment plan assistance through the Student Emergency Fund (SEF), you must meet the following criteria:

  • Exhibit an unanticipated financial emergency.
  • Have earned at least 12 credits at Austin Community College with at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Be currently enrolled in at least 6 credits.

You are eligible to apply for emergency assistance through the Student Emergency Fund if you are currently enrolled in either credit or non-credit courses. Unsure if you qualify for assistance? Email

NOTE: Student Emergency Funds are intended to pay for unexpected expenses. You may access emergency funds only once per year.

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