Financial Aid Steps
Financial Aid Steps
Financial Aid Deadlines
If your application is complete by the deadline (listed below), your application will be given PRIORITY STATUS. Priority applications are processed in time for tuition and fee payment. To be considered complete, you must complete all of the steps below by the deadline.
If your application is not complete by the deadline, your aid may not be available for tuition and fee payment. Be prepared to use personal funds for payment.
Financial Aid applications are accepted throughout the year; however, some funds are limited and awarded on the first-come first-serve basis. Apply early for the best opportunities.
Complete an ACC Admissions application. You must be fully admitted in order for your financial aid eligibility to be determined.
Submit official transcripts from all previous schools.
File a degree or certificate plan with an Academic Advisor.
You must create an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) to electronically sign the FAFSA. For a dependent student, your parents should also create an FSA ID, so that they can electronically sign the FAFSA. For those who do not already have an FSA ID, one can be created on the FSA ID website. A FAFSA that has not been submitted with the required signature(s) will be rejected by the Department of Education and cannot be processed.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only government-approved application for determining your eligibility for aid. The FAFSA is available online. If you list the ACC school code (003539), we will download your information electronically from the Federal Central Processing Center.
Please complete the appropriate FAFSA. YOU ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO USE THE IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL TO COMPLETE THE TAX INFORMATION ON THE FAFSA. USING THE IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND PAPERWORK ONCE YOUR APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL. YOU WILL BE PROMPTED TO USE THE TOOL DURING THE FAFSA COMPLETION.
- 2019-2020 FAFSA (Available October 1, 2018) for the Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer
2020 semesters. You will need your (and your parents' if applicable) 2017 tax return
to complete the application.
- 2020-2021 FAFSA (Available October 1, 2019) for the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 semesters. You will need your (and your parents' if applicable) 2018 tax return to complete the application.
- Via email, by sending all documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and ACC ID Number in the email.
- Via fax, 281-756-3840. Please include your full name and ACC ID Number on all pages.
- In person, at the ACC Financial Aid Office.
I turned in all of my documents to the Financial Aid Office...What happens now?
If you have money left over after your aid is applied to your tuition and fees, you may use the balance to purchase books and supplies (check WebACCess to determine your balance). There are two options to get your books and supplies:
Use your remaining balance at the ACC Bookstore. Check the Latest News section on
the ACC Financial Aid website for dates that your aid will be available at the ACC
Wait for your aid refund check to be mailed to you. Students with aid balances on the first day of class will have their refunds mailed first. Refund dates are posted to the Latest News section of the ACC Financial Aid website.