Streamlined application for Student Emergency Fund

ACC launches an improved and seamless way for students to access financial assistance for unforeseen circumstances — the Student Emergency Fund.  

The Support Center, Financial Aid team, and ACC Foundation have taken your feedback and worked closely together to create a SINGLE, streamlined application for assistance. This simple request form is a fillable PDF and can easily be completed by students online — no office visit required.

The Student Emergency Fund is a proven persistence tool and can assist with unanticipated costs such as:

    • Emergency medical/dental costs
    • Housing and living expenses
    • Car repairs or transportation issues
    • Childcare
    • Family emergencies
    • Loss of income
    • Natural disasters (time sensitive — see below!)

With the abundance of student, staff, and faculty guidance, the emergency assistance program is seeing many improvements. Help us keep students on their pathway to success by getting the word out. For more information, students may visit, call 512-223-7551, or email


Hurricane Harvey HELP funds are available through May 15, 2018
Austin Community College has funds to provide emergency assistance to students who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and are residents of a Texas disaster declared county.

General Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of a Texas disaster declared county and provide documentation of residency.
  • Must be enrolled for Fall 2017 or Spring 2018, as funds are available.
  • Must have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.


  • We have nearly $10,000 that must be disbursed by May 15, 2018.
    • Unused funds will be returned to Communities Foundation of Texas by May 16.

Application Process:

When completing the Student Emergency Fund Request, students should check the Hurricane Harvey Recovery checkbox and describe how the funds will assist with their recovery.  The application is available online or students may pick up a copy from any Financial Aid or Support Center office.

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