Austin Community College District
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
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Type: 2-year or Community College
Waivers and Exemptions
There are ways to cover the cost of college in addition to obtaining financial aid. Check the information below for programs that may apply to you.
Tuition exemptions and waivers
Exemptions and waivers allow special groups of Texas residents or nonresidents to pay less tuition and/or fees. You must meet the specific requirements to receive the exemption, including academic requirements listed below.
Tuition exemptions are not retroactive to a paid enrollment. Based on the exemption, additional documentation may be required.
For more information or to update your student information, contact any campus Admissions and Records Office.
Exemptions available to ACC students
Find exemption program details at the College for All Texans webpage.
Students Who are Blind or Deaf
Children of Disabled Firemen/Peace Officers
Children in Foster or Other Residential Care
Children Adopted who were Formerly in Foster or Other Residential Care
Children of Professional Nursing Faculty
Children of POWs and MIAs
Dependents of Deceased Public Servants
Ex-Prisoners of War
Firefighters taking Fire Science Courses
Highest Ranking High School Graduate
National Guard Waiver
Peace Officer Exemption
Clinical Preceptors and their Children
Students Enrolled in Courses for Dual High School and College-Level Credit
Waivers available to ACC students
Find waiver program details at the College for All Texans webpage.
College Teachers, Profs, etc.
Foreign Service Officer
Military Personnel and their Dependents
NATO Members and Families
Teaching or Research Assistant
Texas Tomorrow Fund Contract
Academic eligibility for exemptions/waivers
Effective fall 2014, Senate Bill 1210 (83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) requires you to meet the GPA and excessive hour requirement of ACC's satisfactory academic progress in a degree or certificate program determined by our financial aid policy.
This requirement does not apply to exemptions provided to foster care alumni, co-enrolled high school students, or the dependent child or spouse of a Texas veteran who is missing in action, killed in action, or died as a result of service.
Tuition exemption/waiver appeal: An appeal of loss of tuition exemption may be submitted in consultation with an ACC counselor and will be considered in cases where students have made substantial progress toward completion of a certificate/degree and present sufficient documentation to support a finding of good cause for continued receipt of a state tuition waiver.