Student Emergency Fund

Student Emergency Fund

Update


The ACC Student Emergency Fund application is closed for the Spring 2020 semester. The application will reopen on Friday, May 29, for students enrolled in the Summer 2020 courses.

We understand you may still need support. Additional community resources are available here.

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 tuition 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*

Note: Tuition for summer 2020 only: To qualify for tuition payment 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 prior to the summer 2020 semester.
  • Be currently enrolled in at least 6 credits for the summer 2020 semester.

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 sef@austincc.edu.

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

Application Steps

Whether your request is COVID-19 related or not, please follow these application steps:

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. Complete and submit a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have already submitted a FAFSA for 2019 or 2020, step 2 is not required.
  3. You will be contacted by ACC via email. (Due to a high volume of applications, please allow for up to five business days.)

Note: Summer 2020 applications will be reviewed starting May 29th, 2020)