Paying for College

You can afford college. From millions of scholarship dollars for current students to free tuition for recent high school graduates, ACC is here to help make college worth the cost for everyone. Find out how to start with all your financial aid and get support throughout your semester at Austin 社区 College.


ACC keeps college costs affordable. Earn up to 60 credits from ACC’s nationally recognized degree, 职业生涯, and transfer programs while paying the lowest tuition rates in Central Texas.

Tuition is only $85 per credit hour. Compare costs among area colleges and universities.

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Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Tuition and Costs

ACC’s tuition has not increased in 10 years! Your tuition and general fees are determined by residency status.

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无息 payment plans are available that give you more time to pay for your classes.


Get Cash for College

We know that paying for college can be a challenge. At ACC, we offer financial support to help you stay on track. You can apply for financial aid, 奖学金, and emergency support funds to pay for everything from tuition and books to your living expenses, 照顾孩子, 和更多的. Explore the options below.

Student 紧急 Fund

These dollars are available to help you when an unanticipated financial emergency hits.



Federal aid money is available for eligible students. Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. ACC可以提供帮助.

FAFSA Application



$5,000 奖学金 for the Class of 2022 and other adult learners. This program includes mentors and possible paid internships.


Foundation 奖学金

Hundreds of scholarship opportunities for current and new students with only one application.



View all Calendars

ACC’s academic calendar has 16-week semesters in the fall and spring and an 11-week semester in summer. Shorter sessions are also offered within each semester to provide students a variety of course lengths and start times. Don’t wait to complete the admission steps! 应用ing early ensures you’ll be ready when key registration dates arrive.




ACC Free Tuition program.

More Ways to Save

While 奖学金 and financial aid are usually the first options that come to mind to help pay for college, there are a variety of options you might not have considered that can save you thousands on your college education.

Eliminate Book Costs

Classes that are classified as Z-Degree and OER use free materials and open educational resources to save you money.



Get specialized assistance and referrals to help overcome challenges.



Ride Capital Metro for Free at ACC.


退伍军人 Services

Specialists are available to help you access the full value of your military benefits.