Student Emergency Fund

Due to the unprecedented number of requests for emergency assistance, the following eligibility rules apply.  You may request SEF funds only if you meet the following:

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

Requests that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered at this time. Please check back at this website on October 17 for further updates.

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. 

To be eligible for the Student Emergency Fund, you must be enrolled and attending class at the time of the request. You may be enrolled in either credit or non-credit courses.

The unanticipated event that requires emergency assistance must have occurred during the semester in which you are making the request.

Unsure if you qualify for assistance? Email sef@austincc.edu.

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 be on a payment plan and have made at least one payment and 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.

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

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