Tuition and Fee Waivers
ACC will waive tuition & fees for 12 eligible courses per student for those residing within the ACC taxing district.
- Out-of-district students will be charged a $150 per-course fee for courses taken at any non-high school location or via distance learning for 12 eligible courses per student, after which regular tuition & fees will be charged.
- Out-of-district students will not be charged the $150 per-course fee if they take classes scheduled at a high school campus or demonstrate financial need through documented eligibility for free/reduced lunch or family eligibility for public assistance.
- The dual credit tuition & fees waiver can only be applied to eligible college credit courses that are a part of the ACC core curriculum, a workforce course leading to a certificate or associate of applied science degree, and foreign language courses. All other ACC courses will be assessed regular tuition.
Breaking Down Your Savings
The average cost of a 3-hour college course at any public postsecondary institution is $1,336. Taking dual credit classes in high school prevents you and your student from paying consistently rising costs on tuition for core curriculum and workforce classes, for free or at an extremely reduced cost. See the costs and savings breakdown below to see how ACC’s tuition is calculated and comparing it to other colleges’ in Texas
Austin Community College Tuition Table
|Per credit hour||$85||$286||$353|
|Per class (3 credits)||$255||$858||$1,059|
|Per semester | half-time(2 classes/6 credits)||$510||$1,716||$2,118|
|Per semester | full-time(4 classes/12 credits)||$1,020||$3,432||$4,236|
See What You’re Saving on a Full Semester’s Tuition and Fees
|Austin Community College||$2,550|
|University of Texas – Austin||$10,858|
|Texas A&M University||$11,642|
|Texas State University||$11,860|
|Private Universities Average||$19,636|
You are responsible for purchasing textbooks and supplies required for your Austin Community College courses. Books and supplies are available from the ACC Bookstores, as well as other retailers.
Note: Digital books may be attached to courses resulting in a book fee. As a friendly reminder, always check your balance after registration.
Required texts may be found at the ACC Bookstore on the campus at which the course is being offered. Distance Learning textbooks are available at the campus bookstore where the orientation is held. Generally, the ACC libraries do not have textbooks available for checkout or loan.
You will need to purchase a permit if you intend to park on an ACC campus while attending class. Visit the Parking and Transportation site for complete information.Back to Top