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Available Payment Options

Payment Plan

Selected course sections may allow you to pay out your tuition over a set amount of time.

Vocational Rehab

Helps people who have physical or mental disabilities prepare for, find or keep employment.


The Texas Public Education Grant is available for certain workforce courses and programs.

Alternative Loans

Assistance from major banks and lenders which offer assistance with educational expenses.

Workforce Solutions

A no-cost employment program to give job seekers the skills training needed to find a job.

Grant Funds

TWC funding to cover the cost of training employees for job skills. (ACC's Corporate Training)

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Payment Plan

ACC's payment plan is a great option to spread out the cost of college, and this option is available for selected course sections within Continuing Education. Before setting up a payment plan it is important that you verify your course / program eligibility as well as your payment due dates.

Notice: A payment plan must be established within 24 hours of your course registration.

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Texas Public Education Grant

The Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is available for certain Continuing Education workforce courses and programs. This financial aid option, if approved, covers tuition and fees for desired courses. You can view a list of available programs that fall under the Texas Public Education Grant here:

Applications for the next school year (September - August) typically begin in March for the upcoming semesters. Please note that TPEG Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

TPEG Application Steps

Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions Capital Area (located within Travis County) and Rural Capital Area (located in the counties surrounding Travis County) offer financial assistance to eligible individuals for job search assistance, training, and other support services through funding from the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program. WIA is a no-cost employment program designed to give job seekers the support and/or skills training they need to find a job. Capital Area and Rural Capital Area Workforce Solutions target funding under the WIA program toward training for high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand occupations in Central Texas. See below for a list of the targeted occupations for each area.

WFS Capital Area Financial Assistance Counselors

WERC Program Manager

Michele Buford

NRG 4000 Rm. 4129

(512) 597-7238

Career Counselor

Kathryn Brown

NRG 4000 Rm. 4129

(512) 350-3711

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) serves adults with disabilities when the disability is a substantial barrier to employment and VR services are required to achieve employment. Available services include vocational evaluations, counseling and guidance, training and education assistance, assistive technology and more. Supported employment services are available for consumers needing ongoing assistance, as well as referral to our Business Enterprises of Texas Program and Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center.

View Program Overview

Alternative Loans

Most major banks or other lenders (such as federal programs or credit card companies) offer Alternative Loans to assist you with college/educational expenses. Contact your bank/lender and request an application for an Alternative Loan. If approved, your bank / lender will send Austin Community College information for your enrollment and ACC?s Financial Aid Office will contact you to get specific information about the program / course you want to take.

The steps to getting an Alternative Loan for your educational expenses include:

  • Determination of your credit worthiness.
  • You cannot be in default with a student loan at ACC.
  • Contact your bank / lender and complete their application.
  • Contact the ACC Financial Aid office to inform them about the specific program / course you want to take.
  • The ACC Financial Aid office certifies, as appropriate.
  • Payment for your courses usually goes directly to the ACC Financial Aid office.

ACC Financial Aid Office

ACC Northridge Campus - Room 1106
11928 Stonehollow Dr, Austin TX 78758
Phone: 512.223.4636 | Fax: 512.223.7963 | Email:

Grant Funds

Funding via Texas Workforce Commission may be available to cover the cost of training employees for job skills through ACC's Corporate Training Solutions. Customized training is critical for maintaining the strength of Texas businesses and industry as they strive to remain competitive in a global economy. To support business partners as they achieve this through skills-funded training, the grants emphasize highly technical training curricula, according to the participating business partner's industry. The training, conducted by the college's Corporate Training Solutions, allows for improved employee performance, retention, and advancement.

Two programs are offered by TWC: Skills Development Fund and Skills for Small Business.

Skills Development Funds

For the next two fiscal years (September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2015), TWC has $48 million in Skills Development Funds to support high quality, customized job training projects across the state. Grants for a single business may be limited to $500,000. Under the Skills Development Fund program, businesses gain a more highly trained workforce, workers upgrade their skills, and the Texas economy is strengthened. (more info)

Skills Development Fund Training includes:

  • Tailored curriculum
  • Classes conducted at the employer's site or at the college
  • Flexible class schedules to minimize impact to employers
  • Addressing company needs in real time with real situations

Skills for Small Business

Up to $2 million from the Skills Development Fund is dedicated to the backbone of Texas' business community - our small employers. Small businesses can apply to TWC for training offered by their local community college. TWC processes the applications and works with the college to fund the specific courses selected by businesses for their employees.

This exceptional opportunity supports businesses with fewer than 100 employees, and emphasizes training for new workers, though it also may help upgrade the skills of incumbent workers. This program pays up to $1,800 for each new employee being trained and $900 for existing employees, per 12-month period. All at no cost to the business!

Program Overview Online Application

For more information, contact Margarita Burciaga at (512) 223-1790 ext. 22152