Tuition Deadlines & Payment Information

Payment Deadlines

Austin Community College established daily tuition deadlines that begin a few weeks before the start of each semester. When "Same Day Pay" deadlines are due, you'll need to pay for your classes on the same day you register. Interest-free payment plans are available to help you meet the deadline and spread out the cost.

  • Fall
    • Fall 2020: Aug 24-Dec 13

      Fall 2020 Payment Deadlines (Payment in Full or Payment Plan Established)
      I Registered  My Payment Is Due
      Jun 8-August 10 Monday, August 10, 11:59 p.m.
      On or after August 10 11:59 p.m. on the SAME day I registered
      A weekend or college closed holiday 11:59 p.m. on the NEXT business day
  • Spring
    • Spring 2021: Jan 19-May 16

      Spring 2021 Payment Deadlines (Payment in Full or Payment Plan Established)
      I Registered  My Payment Is Due
      October 26-January 4 Monday, January 4, 11:59 p.m.
      On or after January 5 11:59 p.m. on the SAME day I registered
      A weekend or college closed holiday 11:59 p.m. on the NEXT business day
  • Summer
    • Summer 2021: June 1-Aug 8

      Summer 2021 Payment Deadlines (Payment in Full or Payment Plan Established)
      I Registered  My Payment Is Due
      April 5-May 17 Monday, May 17, 11:59 p.m.
      On or after May 17 11:59 p.m. on the SAME day I registered
      A weekend or college closed holiday 11:59 p.m. on the NEXT business day

Same Day Pay

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment Plan

Need help paying your tuition? Interest-free payment plans are available, allowing you to stretch payments over three installments. The first down payment is required to be paid by the tuition deadline. You may also want to explore Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities.

Payment options

  • Methods of payment
    • ACC accepts cash, checks, credit cards (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa), money orders (U.S.), and cashier's checks drawn from U.S. banks.

      • We do NOT accept two-party checks, foreign money orders, checks drawn from foreign banks, or temporary checks.
      • Payment must be for the exact amount due.
      • Partial payments or overpayments are NOT accepted.

      Pay online

      Pay online with a credit card, debit card, or e-check.

      Pay in person​

      Pay in person at any campus Cashier Office during business hours.

      Pay by mail

      Pay by mail with a check or money order. Do NOT mail cash. Your payment must be received before your tuition deadline or you will be dropped from your classes.

      Make checks or money orders payable to Austin Community College. Your student ACCeID number and phone number must be included on the check or money order.

      Mail to:
      ACC Service Center
      ATTN: Bill to Pay
      9101 Tuscany Way
      Austin, TX 78754

      Insufficient funds – returned items or chargebacks

      A $25 service fee applies for any items returned (ACH, chargeback, stop payment) unpaid for any reason by your financial institution. Current classes may be dropped on the next tuition deadline and a student hold will be placed on your account.

      In order to remove the hold, you must pay the full amount, including service fees, by cash or money order.

  • Payment plan
    • A payment plan can help if you can’t pay your full tuition by the deadline.
  • Financial aid
    • While financial aid can be used to help pay your courses, it is your responsibility to ensure your tuition and fees are paid in full or secured by financial aid by the tuition deadline to avoid being dropped for non-payment. 

      Visit Self-Service to review your financial aid awards and tuition balance.

      • If you have accepted enough financial aid to cover your full balance by the tuition deadline, your courses will be secured and no payment will be needed. Your financial aid will be applied to your balance and (if applicable) a refund will be issued when your courses begin each semester.
      • If you do not have enough financial aid to cover your full balance, you will need to pay your balance in full or set up a payment plan by the tuition deadline. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 512-223-4636 to set up a no money down payment plan by using your aid as the first payment. Payment plans through financial aid must be made by the payment plan deadline.

      NOTE: All awards are initially offered based on full-time enrollment. Your financial aid award is subject to change based on your actual enrollment (i.e. course selection, number of classes, etc.) and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status.

      Avoid Being Dropped for Non-Payment

      You must pay any outstanding balance at registration if:

      NOTE: If you have a prior balance with ACC, you will need to pay that balance before registering or paying for the current term to avoid being dropped.

      Confirm Financial Aid payment

      Your financial aid will not be released until your courses begin each semester, so your balance will remain on your account until then. Once your courses begin, it’s important to confirm your financial aid has been paid by checking your billing statement online.

  • Other payment arrangements
    • Third-party sponsorships

      If your tuition will be paid by a sponsor (for example: another agency, your employer, or a government agency). Be sure they complete the authorization process before you register.

      • Sponsorship agreement forms may be obtained from the Student Accounting Office 512-223-1093, 512-223-1091 or email accspons@austincc.edu.
      • ACC must approve all third-party sponsorships.
      • Before registering, confirm with your sponsor that the sponsor agreement has been approved.
      • If you register before the sponsor is approved you could be dropped from your classes.
      • You are responsible to pay any amount not covered by the sponsor by the next payment deadline.

      Scholarships

      Private organizations including businesses, churches, civic groups, and clubs make scholarships available. Check with your local library, online search engines, and private organizations for scholarship opportunities. Visit the ACC Scholarships website for more information.

      Prepaid Accounts

      Prepaid accounts may be used to pay the amount of tuition and fees only. You may request a copy of your tuition and fees statement by emailing accspons@austincc.edu or obtain a statement copy at a campus Cashier Office. You must pay any balance not covered by these plans by the payment deadline or classes will be dropped.

      • Texas Guaranteed Tuition Fund or other states’ Sponsored Tuition Funds: Email a copy of the ID card issued by the fund or other proof of enrollment in the fund along with a copy of your driver’s license to accspons@austincc.edu.
      • 529 Plans or Trust Funds: You must provide a copy of your tuition and fees statement to the fund provider and request exact payment be mailed to:

        ACC Service Center
        ATTN: Bill to Pay
        9101 Tuscany Way
        Austin, TX 78754
      • Your name and ACCeID number must be included on the check.  
      • Payment must be for the exact amount due. Partial payment or overpayment are NOT accepted. Payment must be received by payment deadline or classes will be dropped.

      Tuition exemptions and waivers

      See exemptions and waivers available to some Texas residents.

      Veterans benefits

      Arrange for ACC veteran services before you register.

  • Payment Options for International Students
    • ACC has partnered with Flywire to offer a streamlined and cost-effective payment method for international payments. Flywire offers favorable exchange rates and a secure portal for processing your payment to ACC. See Flywire for details.

      ACC only accepts wire payments of the exact tuition amount. Payments in any other amount will be refused. The application fee must be paid separately through Marketplace. No refunds will be processed via international wire.

Non-Payment

Delinquent installment contracts, unpaid returned checks, outstanding miscellaneous charges and financial aid adjustments will be sent to a third-party agency for collection.  You will be responsible for all collection costs and attorney fees.

Per Texas Education Code 54.007(2)(d): A student who fails to make full payment of tuition and fees by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made. A student who fails to make payment prior to the end of the semester or term may be denied credit for the work done that semester or term.

Authorize other users

You may authorize another person online access to your account for payments by setting them up as an authorized user. Setting up an authorized user does not grant ACC staff permission to discuss your student record with an authorized user*. You may edit or delete an authorized user at any time.

1. Log in to your account.
2. Select Authorized Users, located on the right-hand menu.
3. Follow the prompts to complete setup.

* The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of a student’s educational records. The college is unable to release information to others without the student’s written permission.

In-Person Release of Student Information

You must complete a Cashier Office Proxy Authorization Form to grant permission for the Cashier Office to discuss your account information with others. The original completed form must be presented to the Cashier Office at the time of service.